Sunday, February 19, 2012

Prompt 208: Elemental

Pam of Amputated Moon brings us elemental as this week's prompt. Thanks, Pam, for the image and poem.


Elemental.jpg

Here is the Wind


here is the wind
rising from nothing
no birthplace or home
a nomad


alas—I cry
as it gathers its breath
the world and I
wait


and it pushes down
from the mountain top
through canyons and valleys
sounding its warning


cry out—I say
tell me where you go
I see trees fall
and waters part


still it rushes on
scouring brick
and stone
with a secret


held within
until the wind and I
join and rising
going nowhere


going somewhere
finding nothing
finding everything
stripped down


laid open
raw---
elemental


Pamela Olson, 2/17/12


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