The Weather Is Strange Today In Hawai`i

(From a letter to Marj Evasco, April 19, 1995)


The weather is strange today in Hawai‘i--


In the morning and night:

the winds surge suddenly, intensely;

like a typhoon, they whirl;

hurling success

to the walls and gates.

Not only shaking your hearing

but even closed doors.


In the afternoon:

the sun is proud and luxuriant,

the heat

takes root in your skin,

the burn seethes, silently;

while nearby

the abundant greenery blazes.

I am filled with fragant dreams.