Kaloko Cloud Forest

Kaloko, 19.43’03.08″N, 155.54’57.52″W, Big Island, Hawaii

There is a forest in the clouds, or is it the other way around. Its on the mountain back of town, this mysterious place I found. At the end of a twisted road, well below the jagged peak, there is no trail from there to where, grows the olden forest, that of which I speak.

 Sweetly singing birds I hear but they are never seen. The air is lull, the light is soft somewhat like a dream. Then from all around, there is the sound, behind the trees of whispers and somewhere in the distant, on a long forgotten instrument, someone scratches out a tune.

Could it be a woodland elf

A nymph or sprite

The  music is not right.

Then suddenly I remember

as the mist is moving in

the legend of lost warriors

that go marching in the night.

With the shifting mist the thumping fades, my heart regains its pace. I  look around and try to laugh, there is no one in this place.

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7 Responses to Kaloko Cloud Forest

  1. Wow – very mystical, atmospheric and archetypal!
    🙂

  2. McEff says:

    I enjoyed that. It’s really different.

    • It’s an odd place Alen. 4 to 5 thousand ft. el. The trees drink by scraping the belly of the clouds. Another thousand feet up above the cloud layer is sunny. It a very Tolkien kind of place in the mists. An imaginative getaway not to far from town.

  3. axis media says:

    One of my all time favorite forests. Love it.

  4. Evocative; awesome. Quite a picture.

  5. FeyGirl says:

    Just sublime… I miss Hawaii’s forests, there’s nothing like them.

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