‘Behold,’ a truly outstanding collection of poems

Our readers are familiar with Dawn Fraser Kawahara through her very popular “Green Flash,” column that generally publishes every other Monday in The Garden Island. Dawn is a fine writer, as evidenced in her work. She is also a worldly traveler, who has shared her many adventures with us. And besides being one of the kindest people you will ever meet, she is a gifted poet. Her book, “Behold Kaua‘i: Modern Days — Ancient Ways,” is a must read for anyone who loves this island. Her poems of Kauai are not just easy on the eyes and ears, but share cultural and historical perspectives that those who call this place home should know.