The wind

This is a picture of the wind blowing away a tree. I've chosen it because my poem deals with the wind.

“So high I almost touch the sky/ Thank you, thank you/ Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings” – Bette Midler

Have you heard of Kaladin Stormblessed

The slave who became the storm,  

defied the odds, and overcame  

everything thrown his way? 

One with the wind, nearing godhood,  

enduring death-dealing hardships  

to keep Bridge Four together, 

he’s riding the tempest in  

another world, while I sit in my  

office cubicle, punching numbers,  

the wind sweeping away boughs  

and leaves outside while I’m  

at my desk, a picture of my wife  

meaning nothing, the rhythms of 

romance and lovemaking now reduced 

to plodding cadences, the monotone,  

washing the world a skeletal white,  

and I, a walking cadaver,  

neither knowing Eden’s breeze nor 

Aeolus’ fury.  

For dVerse

Photo by Khamkéo Vilaysing on Unsplash

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Tanmay Philip
August 17, 2022 9:40 am

The contrast between fantasy and reality was exquisitely done. I’m not a fan of Brandon Sanderson but I’ve got to admit that the Stormlight series was quite good.

August 17, 2022 10:21 am

I don’t know the Stormlight series, but I think we can all relate to that feeling of being bored and trapped in the mundane.

ben Alexander
August 17, 2022 11:54 am


Tanmay Philip
August 17, 2022 8:08 pm

The three mouseketeers’ rescue attempt is thwarted by la belle dame sans mousy!

Tricia Sankey
August 17, 2022 10:40 pm

I think indifference is a sad state. It’s true depression…the lukewarm water referenced in Revelation that God spits out. Yes, I’d rather be hot or cold, than void of feeling. This resonates!

August 18, 2022 12:12 am

Love this. Very well done <3

August 18, 2022 8:39 am
Reply to  Nitin Lalit

How odd… but at least this comment didn’t go to spam, since I can see it. Sorry the system is being funky, I hope it gets resolved soon! But thank you for the comment anyway 🙂

August 18, 2022 7:44 pm
Reply to  Nitin Lalit

Thank you, I just learned some new things. I wasn’t aware of the spam folder, turns out there were actually a bunch of comments in there that were not spam, so thank you for letting me know! I’ll keep an eye on that going forward, and your comment should be up now 🙂

Susan St.Pierre
August 18, 2022 2:59 am

The epic compared with the ordinary. That dynamic makes each certainly stand out.
Perhaps, what can make the ‘ordinary’ more legendary is the lens and modifying words we use respectively to see it and describe it.
There’s a monologue that Morgan Freeman has as God in Bruce Almighty. He explains that miracles like the parting of the Red Sea are no greater than the teenager saying “no” to drugs and finishing school. Your piece brought that to mind. Skillfully crafted piece!

Susan St.Pierre
August 18, 2022 3:27 am
Reply to  Nitin Lalit

You’re most welcome, Nitin.

Susan St.Pierre
August 18, 2022 3:30 am
Reply to  Nitin Lalit

😊❤ You’re welcome. Movie moments pop out of nowhere sometimes.

August 18, 2022 11:51 pm

I enjoyed the unique parallels you made and how the poem builds in enjambment along the way…. which adds to the frustrated, tone/mood. That state of dullness can be debilitating…

August 19, 2022 1:40 am

I have not read the series, Nitin, but the stark contrast is very compelling.

August 19, 2022 1:25 pm

I enjoyed the juxtaposition of fantasy and real world images.

Sunra Rainz
August 21, 2022 1:09 pm

Wonderful. I especially love this line:

“the rhythms of

romance and lovemaking now reduced

to plodding cadences”

Sunra Rainz
August 23, 2022 4:32 pm
Reply to  Nitin Lalit

You’re most welcome.

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