The Sunday Poem: Stewart S. Warren... The Palm of the Wind

It seems obvious that last week's 50 mph wind storm was not the wind the poet is talking about.  Still, wind is wind, and it will take whatever is left on the branch.

 

Stewart S. Warren remains committed to clean water issues.  Besides writing, he heads Heartlink, a print on demand publishing service.

 

 

 

 

The Palm of the Wind

 

 

I’m pleased with the wind today

as it seems pleased with the leaves

that it lifts from the tree

and dances about

 

like butterflies, zooming

and swirling in December’s sun.

The sun pleases too

and I know at this elevation

 

I’m made for it.

I thought up some weird stuff

the other day and made everybody

mad.  I thought them like that.

 

I wonder who they really are.

Perhaps the wind will say;

it seems to know everyone

twirling in its palm.




--Stewart S. Warren



Poetry submissions are welcome.  Email theditchrider@gmail.com

Views: 165

Comment by Dee Cohen on December 4, 2011 at 5:36pm

A nice breezy poem Stewart, complete with free floating wind-like thoughts. I like the feelings of acceptance you offer- to the weather and yourself. Best, Dee

Comment by Margaret Randall on December 5, 2011 at 8:45pm

Stewart, what a wonderful poem! Thank you. We are in Southeast Asia, and I couldn't get on line before now to read the Sunday poem or respond. Access is spotty here. But the wind in your poem seems to be blowing here in Laos as well... we are one world, one battered hopeful world.

Comment

You need to be a member of Duke City Fix to add comments!

Join Duke City Fix

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

Last chance for chicken 3 Replies

Started by Stan Kravitz in General Discussion. Last reply by Stan Kravitz on Friday.

What is up with dogs in stores? 21 Replies

Started by Maurreen Skowran in General Discussion. Last reply by Keith Stahli Sep 17.

Albuquerque makes 'The New Yorker'!

Started by russell bell in General Discussion Sep 17.

What's up with all the people offering to buy houses fast? 1 Reply

Started by russell bell in General Discussion. Last reply by Sophie Sep 9.

Latest Activity

neal copperman posted events
6 hours ago
Scot Key commented on Scot Key's blog post Some Improvements Make Things Worse: A Case Study
8 hours ago
Scot Key's blog post was featured
9 hours ago
Amy Adair posted an event
Thumbnail

HONK The Musical! at African American Performing Art Center

October 6, 2016 at 7pm to October 16, 2016 at 8pm
10 hours ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2016   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service