In a Hawaiian teenage world swirling with constant communication, sometimes language gets lost. We forget to express ourselves gracefully and deliberately. We pepper our speech with “likes,” “ums,” and “me and my friends.” Our tongues are tethered to tawdry talk.
Fortunately, there is liberation through poetry. Students all over the Middle and Upper Schools have been absorbing poetry in recent months. We have pulled poetry from popular music today (Dylan, Eminem). We have scoured through the British classics of the nineteenth century (Byron, Yeats), and the American canon of the twentieth. We have posted written poetry on walls, lockers, doors, and even bathroom stalls.
And finally, we have written our own poems. The first Maui Prep e-book of poetry is available below. For a unique view into the hearts, minds, and lives of our kids, open and enjoy.