IZ, the Gentle Giant
Get carried away by IZ's rendition of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
The Gentle Giant
I would like to express a heartfelt thanks to fellow hubber and Facebook friend, Epigramman/Colin Stewart for sharing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" Youtube video of a haunting and powerful rendition of the song sung by Iz Kamakawiwo'ole. Please Friends, play the video softly while Iz's voice and music takes you to my poem. ≈♥≈
Man, you’re in a better world
Yes, we know that, we all know that.
Kamakawiwo'ole, I don’t mind if my tongue twists
It’s like a song to my ears, a haunting lullaby in the mist;
You are a lovable, adorable immortal legend
Your people mourned in cheers to the end.
Oh sweet-faced gentle giant, huggable bear
I have missed ‘til my friend Colin have shared;
To hear you sing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
I know you’re up riding on a cloud lookin’ below.
What afterworld destiny from white sands to yonder
Your ukulele once shared your fame, now silent forever;
But we believe it’s got a soul too where it now dwells
For you’re playing it in the heavens amongst angels.
The notes springing down from Heaven to Earth
Bouncing magical rhythms from oceans to its birth;
Beating echoes from tree to tree and to many parts
Your purehearted voice and music touch our hearts.
Blown away, weakened over my shoulders after 15 years
With a sway, a smile, watching you I continue in tears;
My inner strength trembles; strong energy’s gravitation
That once left the Island of glorifying sensation.
You’ve watched flowers bloom; wished upon a star
When very soon you climbed your way very, very far;
We envy the world where you are now Izzy, and you glow
We will find you endlessly over the colours of the rainbow.
≈♥≈ ©coffeegginmyrice (Marites Mabugat-Simbajon), "IZ" is a tribute poem to Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole, 09.20.2012