When the clouds are as the hills are airy
when the hills are as the clouds are bluffs
so the sky upholds as the earth expands
so the green stands as the blue-and-white sits
and we walk as though lonely each as though a flower
and we stay as generous as a cloud dividing
is as into many loves.
Julia Wieting lives in Honolulu, where writing is always a matter of translation. She has edited the Hawai'i Review and the online journals Ka Lamkaua and Vice-Versa, and her poems have appeared in The Space Between and onstage as part of the play Art/Overcome.