I AM WIND

SEE HOW GENTLY I CARESS THY CHEEK;

YON FAIREST OF EDEN’S MAIDENS.

I FILL THY SAIL WITH MY PRESENCE

AND SEND THEE ON A JOYOUS RIDE;

I BRING THEE A FRAGRANCE OF A THOUSAND

LAVENDER BUSHES FROM ACROSS THE WAY

FORGIVE ZEPHYR IF HE LIFT THY HEM,

I SELDOM HAVE TIME TO PLAY;

FOR I AM WIND

THE LEGIONARY MARIA.

IT IS SAID THAT I EJACULATE THE BIRDS ACROSS THE SKY,

AND THAT MARIA, THAT’S ME,

MAKES THEM MOUNTAINS SOUND LIKE GHOSTS UP THERE –

A-CRYIN.

AND WHEN I’M IN A FRENZY,

I’M CALLED BY MANY A NAME;

SOME FOLK CALL ME DEMONIC TWISTER,

AND OTHERS, ARIEL;

ANCIENT WHALERS AND OCEANAUTS CALL ME,

THE IMP OF HELL,

WHILE INHABITANTS OF THE OCEAN’S SHORES

SAY THAT I GIVE THE HURRICANE ITS GALE.

AND WHEN I’M TAKEN FOR GRANTED,

IN ANGER I UPROOT TREES.

IF I SHOULD TURN COLD SHOULDER YOUR WAY,

I MAY CAUSE YOUR KNEES TO FREEZE.

DENY ME IF YOU CAN;

DEFY ME,

IF YOU DARE!

WHEREVER YOU GO,

WHATEVER YOU DO,

REMEMBER,

I AM ALWAYS NEAR . . .

I AM WIND

BY

Sammie L. Carter

Copyright 4\12\1971

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~ by Sam373'sBlog on November 14, 2010.

23 Responses to “I AM WIND”

  1. this one is pure heaven sam. its so very beautiful. loved reading and feeling it.

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  2. beautiful wind poem..

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  3. You really placed on display the wind’s power! nice!
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  6. what I liked most about this piece was the old english venacular… I pride my self on being a noble.. so this was very refreshing to read….

    .Mase Da Rula.
    The Ruler’s Kingdom
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  7. Shakespeare, myth, touch of Milton. Great work. Simply awesome. 🙂

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  8. Happy Poets Rally.
    I picked this one and love the title of it.
    dynamic and fun flow.

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  9. Wow…I would never have given this much thought to the wind and you did excellently well…nice one!

    Cheers!

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  10. wow…this was nature at its best…

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  11. Sir, I will remember you! XDXD~ Who would dare to forget =X You are the wing after all! Great write!

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  12. Happy Rallying! 🙂
    This is an awesome piece. your style is wonderfully classic and it is def a must read over and over again. nice work!

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  13. “ejaculate birds across the sky” interesting choice of words. 🙂
    It certainly creates some powerful imagery.
    Thanks for sharing it.

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  14. Your use of words are amazing 🙂

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  15. cool one. Love the rhymes

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  16. This is so powerful, and there’s so much here. I’m going to read it a couple times. Thanks for this.

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  17. I loved the power that is evoked, the personality of the wind is well-shaded.

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  18. That was such a powerful writing…
    Loved the language and the words you used!! Thank you for sharing…This took me back to those days when I used to stay up till late at night to read those classic literary novels…

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  19. Superb, excellent, fantastic, brilliant…
    I love it so much 🙂

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  20. Nobody in this world can defy wind as it contains the precious oxygen, life line of everybody.

    Very well said.

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  21. I really appreciate the way you started off with the gentle aspects of the wind, it almost felt like you were speaking of a lovers embrace, but then you completely flipped it and I could feel the rough tosses of the wind. Great job! Happy Rally!

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