untitled (winds and Whitman)

outside
winds rattle in their Song

glory to themselves
basking in their chill, their roar,
their natural state
of movement —

We- the page- the vessel
the form that gives
the winds their form
as they move

rattle, dance,
their self-assured
Songs of them-selves.

oh wind,
you fearsome friend,
always with the
troubling advice:
“move, keep moving”

 

written 4.12.11

16 Comments

  1. Brian Miller says:

    if you keep moving they can catch you….it says to the pages…as i chase them across the parking lot…smiles.

  2. Brian Miller says:

    if you keep moving they can catch you….it says to the pages…as i chase them across the parking lot…smiles.

  3. hedgewitch says:

    Very wild and Walt–I love the sense of freedom and openness, with just that sobering awareness at the end that life is not a game, but something larger than ourselves which we must always grapple with. Thanks for sharing with dVerse, Jody.

  4. hedgewitch says:

    Very wild and Walt–I love the sense of freedom and openness, with just that sobering awareness at the end that life is not a game, but something larger than ourselves which we must always grapple with. Thanks for sharing with dVerse, Jody.

  5. colleen says:

    And the pens keep moving.

    I read this to thunder.

  6. colleen says:

    And the pens keep moving.

    I read this to thunder.

  7. Oh, I like this a lot! That's just the kind of advice the wind would give, and I like the ambiguity of the wind as a “fearsome friend.”

  8. Oh, I like this a lot! That's just the kind of advice the wind would give, and I like the ambiguity of the wind as a “fearsome friend.”

  9. Semaphore says:

    This has seeds of a thematic observer-observed dichotomy here, with the wind forming a third-party in the equation.

  10. Semaphore says:

    This has seeds of a thematic observer-observed dichotomy here, with the wind forming a third-party in the equation.

  11. Old Ollie says:

    very strong imagery – great style too

  12. Old Ollie says:

    very strong imagery – great style too

  13. kolembo says:

    Enjoyed!
    Read again – liked the feel of wind in the words

  14. kolembo says:

    Enjoyed!
    Read again – liked the feel of wind in the words

  15. Jody Costa says:

    thank you kindly friends, thank you kindly!

  16. Jody Costa says:

    thank you kindly friends, thank you kindly!

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