Play My Heart is in the Mountain

Windward showers. CopyrightDawnYoshimura2017. original watercolor.

Nancy Wood is my favorite poet. Her poem from Hollering Sun, My Heart is in the Mountain moved me deeply when I first read it while I was homesick for the Ko’olau while braving a cold dark winter in Sweden. A friend gave me this to cheer me up. It’s one of the few poems I can recite, because I do truly feel like my heart is in the (Ko’olau) mountains.