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.


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

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

Pamela Olson, 2/17/12

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  1. Pam, This piece is stunning. As I finished reading it, I was stripped of all thoughts for few moments,almost blank.

    Thanks for a prompt that directs within.

    Here is my take on the prompt, I think Mr. Linky is giving some problems.

  2. Thank you Pam, for the nice prompt. It was fun to work with.
    I like your poem, searching for the wind. It reminds me of two verses:
    John 3:8--"The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is..."
    Ecclesiastes 1:6--"The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course."

    1. My OSI for this week is at

  3. I don't know what is going on with inlinkz. It is probably me, but I can't find the problem. I put the same script in three times and it finally worked and I don't know why. I will be working to prevent this in the future. Again, I am sorry.

  4. What a delightful prompt! Thanks for the inspiration! Here's My Elemental Muse (Limerick).

  5. This is seriously weird! I didn't realize that the next prompt is "muse" until after I'd written and posted My Elemental Muse limerick.