Thank you to Dorothee Lang for the photograph of prayer flags in the wind.
I Hear the Wind Waiting
Thoughts, tousled by the wind and tossed out of reach
signposts of past years
There are those who listen, see it, feel extrasensory gusts
Ruach, the Hebrew word for a whirly wind.
whose warm breath dares caress my neck
Dust, lust and miracles the wind brings
pulling out purse's birthday receipts
sheets tugged willy-nilly from the line
I longed for it to float, gust, howl back to me–
a quickening, a pulse, a rest
There is a silence to the wind that breaks my heart,
Held by the wind
wind steals seed thoughts from my mouth.
On hot days in prairie summers the wind stirs
Howling from the coast a logger rips limbs off
the cedars swirl and dance, as skinny branches rub
Lung wind invasion sits on its haunches
we are the battered heart of a hummingbird, shaped
A blind wind blows holes in an ebony sky
gusts from the blacksmith's bellows burst us alive,
Whitecaps from the west rush past the dock
All night the wind runs its fingers through the hair of
Sudden gust from the north—wind chimes
Marry your lungs and air, let steel become
Gale force life sweeps toward shore.
the northwest wind rides roughshod on the bay–
Crystal coating weighs on willow tree branches,
the hustler, the imp, the bitter dowager all
Blow the sounds between our lips, locks of hair on end,
strong wind from the south: I put on my jacket, step into the garden
Wind frisks the cedars, nips the rusted foliage.
Who has seen the wind, the wind in the willows
it rattles in my ears, it shakes me to my bones–
I try and try to remember things
wind hollering through the cracks of time
I hear the wind waiting, the slow waves returning,
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