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The Wind Spirit

February 19, 2013
By ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
323 articles 5 photos 168 comments

He groans and shoves at a weathered house,
And presses and prods for a crack in the wall.
He roars at shut windows in a storm,
And opens doors, short or tall.

He tells the deer of hunters he's seen,
And speaks of your coming to the squirrel.
He gossips of the human news,
And sends the alarm when he sees a girl.

He snatches things from out of your hands,
And lifts the litter people throw.
He carries paper like boys with sticks,
And restaurant napkins does he blow.

He nips and jumps at you like a dog,
And plays and romps with the autumn leaves.
He paws and ruffles a bird's feathered wings,
And chases moths under porch eaves.

He soars with the clouds so high in the sky,
And flies in the canyons and loosens the stones.
He glides over seas with their green foamy waves,
And streaks through the trees and rattles their bones.

He whispers, taunting, in your ear,
And his unseen hands push your back.
He chuckles when you seek him vainly,
And teasing is his special knack.


The author's comments:
I don't really know what's happening while I'm writing a poem. All I know is that a poem suddenly appears before me on the page, and my hand is flying on the page. I hope this poem makes you feel like I do when I read poetry.

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on Apr. 24 2013 at 7:01 pm
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
323 articles 5 photos 168 comments
Thank you so much!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 24 2013 at 4:42 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

You add small little details that make the poem come more to life. You demonstrate wit along with seriousness in your poem. I applaud you.

on Apr. 21 2013 at 11:05 am
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
323 articles 5 photos 168 comments
Thanks so much!

on Apr. 21 2013 at 11:01 am
romanticpoet GOLD, Dhaka, Other
16 articles 2 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
love is like a rose, it has many colors & sights of beauty in spite of having thorns

when i read the poem it felt like it was written by a professional writer, nice job


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