I have been on a roll with this project! I think I have a guardian angel, a good fairy sprinkling creative fairy dust on me. To get it started, I went to my book shelf where I have a poetry collection. I pulled this one down, thumbed through it, and found Annabel Lee.
In a kingdom by the sea
That a maiden there llived, whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
(Edgar Allen Poe)
I have had so much fun doing this. It's playing with words and when you figure it out, it's a thrill. Here's how it starts:
A garden was preserving the past.
Home to the young girl Pulani
And her Guella, a suruhana, the last.
Pulani was loving and joyful
Playing with creatures along the shore.
Dancing with blue-spotted butterflies,
Often forgetting her chores.
Note on the story: Pulani is about a young girl who is given the task to find an apprentice to teach the knowledge of the suruhana, traditional medicine. It's a journey story, she has companions and has to overcome obstacles.