Publisher: Leaping Dog Press, ©2005
Author: Eric Paul Shaffer
Softback; 6” x 9” x 1/4”
Lāhaina Noon, Eric Paul Shaffer’s fifth book, contains poems of Maui that reveal a clarity and a clear sense of place. Shaffer received the 2002 Elliot Cades Award for Literature, which is presented annually to an established writer in Hawaiʻi. He lives with Veronica and Harlequin in Kula, on the sunset slopes of Haleakalā.
Enjoy a sample poem:
Mozart and the Mockingbird
This morning, I turned down Mozart to listen
to a mockingbird perched on a wire
outside my window. Poor Mozart. Dead,
he was much the worse for comparison.
But as soon as I lowered the music,
the mockingbird flew.
He had been listening to Mozart.