Natural Events

Natural Events

Hear the wind’s soft whistle as it explores the eaves?
What a perfect harmony each new zephyr weaves.
Each mourning wail original, each sad and keening cry
takes my heart on with it as it passes by.

All man’s detailed projects for capturing the wind
only make short use of it. Again, it will ascend
far up above all of us to what created it.
For all our petty problems, the wind cares not a whit.

The sadness we project upon the wind is ours alone,
for the wind has nothing for which it must atone.
In our attempts to harness it, as we make our demands,
we forget we’re part of nature. How have we served as its hands?

 

Where does the wind live? Find out HERE.

The prompt words are wind, whistle, project, original.

17 thoughts on “Natural Events

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, Carol. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting. Lately I’ve had a different sort of wind sound here in Mexico that I’d only heard in South Dakota when I was small. It is the whining howling wind wrapping around the corners of my house.. lonely and very eerie but beautiful.

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  1. slmret

    As I was growing up, I thought that the trees made the wind. It was a little far fetched, I know, because I also knew that wind blew on the ocean and made sailboats move! It took me a long time to understand that the wind was the propellant both for the sailboats and for the tree limbs as they swayed! Ah for the minds of children!

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            1. slmret

              If you remember it, please include in your poem that word that I can’t remember that Forgottenman used to describe my “donzerly light” from the Star Spangled Banner. It was a similar childhood misunderstanding!

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