Feel the Wind

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    A fanciful journey down under.

    Feel the Wind

     

    Sometimes, I think, I feel the wind,

    When it blows so hot and dry

    That sand whips cross, and all around,

    And up into the sky.

     

    Like some Sahara morning,

    An Arizona afternoon,

    Or a woop woop blowy back of Bourke,

    Bleak beneath the moon.

     

    There are no flirting pretty clouds,

    To dance with foreign stars,

    No light bugs left to wink all smug,

    Thought trapped in mason jars.

     

    Sometimes the breeze just tortures,

    Rubbed cross by sun waves tossed,

    It blisters all my storied secrets,

    Until their value’s lost.

     

    If only some sweet prow of promise,

    Deep gray, with flashing white,

    Might glide across far linenscape,

    And rain on me tonight.

     

    I’d lie beside some soft’ning gaze,

    Bright flashing in its capture,

    As thunder wonders ere it leaves,

    My night bed wet with rapture.

     

    My Sheila in soft singlet,

    Sleeps through the magic part,

    When eves drop off their lotus kiss,

    Awaiting sparrows fart.

     

    Sometimes I truly feel the wind,

    Extracting from my pores,

    Capacities, veracities, 

    That sagacitiy ignores.

     

    And so I seek some wallow mud,

    Caked on by Sheila’s hand

    To outlive the sky, all bleak and dry,

    At lest that’s what I’ve planned.


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    Olan01 commented on Feel the Wind

    11-12-2010

    Love it for its richness of sensations and vision. Gotta love linenscape and, well; even sparrows fart, too.

    HarverTomsson

    11/13/2010

    Sparrows fart=Aussie slang for dawn LOL Harv

    stefy commented on Feel the Wind

    04-09-2010

    Yes i feel the wind in your wonderful poem !!!!............................

    HarverTomsson

    04/09/2010

    Thank you for your comments.

    Tempy commented on Feel the Wind

    03-14-2010

    Sometimes the breeze just tortures, Rubbed cross by sun waves tossed, It blisters all my storied secrets, Until their value’s lost. i liked this stanza the best. I liked this write. :)

    HarverTomsson

    04/01/2010

    Good, Tempy, this is the heart of the poem. All of need a bit of moisture in our lives. The kind associated with lovers' escapades.

    Teardrops commented on Feel the Wind

    03-11-2010

    Living in OKla i have seen the wind sweep people and houses away in a matter of seconds and you captured the wind in all it glory thanks Marie

    HarverTomsson commented on Feel the Wind

    03-11-2010

    Corrections: Hippocrates, and final line should be, "At least. . ."

    Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

    Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

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