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The Mighty Wind: O' Wind a'blowing all day long. O'Wind that sings so loud a song.

August 24, 2019

 

 

I was rather bewildered by this word prompt.  I couldn't get visual at all.  While I felt a presence when I thought about wind, it was difficult to get beyond storms and blowing leaves. 

 

Interestingly, the poem Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson that I read and was touched by decades ago came back to me.  Actually I was haunted by the last phraset.  It says it all for me.

 

The Wind
by Robert Louis Stevenson

I saw you toss the kites on high 
And blow the birds about the sky; 
And all around I heard you pass, 
Like ladies' skirts across the grass-- 
                  O wind, a-blowing all day long, 
                  O wind, that sings so loud a song! 

I saw the different things you did, 
But always you yourself you hid. 
I felt you push, I heard you call, 
I could not see yourself at all-- 
                 O wind, a-blowing all day long, 
                 O wind, that sings so loud a song! 

O you that are so strong and cold, 
O blower, are you young or old? 
Are you a beast of field and tree, 
Or just a stronger child than me? 
                O wind, a-blowing all day long, 
                O wind, that sings so loud a song!

 

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