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THE WIND

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THE WIND

From the gentlest breeze,
Tickling the flower petals
And the long grass seeds,
To a full blown hurricane,
Venting its anger in a destructive path,
A swathe of devastation from whence it came
Until, at last,
Energy spent,
It
Subsides,
Tame as a lion,
Engorged,
Lolling in the shade,
Asleep.

©DGA 13 August 2011 09:38

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

24 thoughts on “THE WIND

  1. Nicely descriptive! I like the gentle beginning, surge, and then quiet finish again.

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  2. another resounding success.

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  3. WoW!!! What an allegory!

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  4. aloha Adeeyoyo – interesting movement from breeze into lion. lion as breeze. breeze as lion. sometimes it’s more important how things are a like than how they are different. cool. aloha.

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  5. The hurricanes that have come and gone through Miami, Florida over the years are certainly engorged. They took so much of us with them.

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  6. Now that’s a crescendo and decrescendo! Beautifully measured, Denise!

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  7. I like the idea of the wind “[l]olling in the shade”… 🙂

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  8. It’s interesting to watch the wind appear and disappear at will ~ building and dissipating in intensity from lamb to lion.

    Well done, Denise.

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  9. the wind can be pretty nasty…did you see the news on the tennessee state fair where it blew the stage over last nigh during a concert killing 5

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  10. I agree with Kate, Denise. A beautiful piece of descriptive writing.
    Hope things are going well, my friend.
    John

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  11. I like the image of ‘tame as a lion’ because as we all know there is nothing particularly tame about a lion even after feeding time. It may be still, it may be spent, but it could strike at any moment. Very well done!

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