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Facets of the Wind

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.


My gaze from the open window

Rests softly on the cool night air

Far out to sea the wind is stirring

Breaking free from the constraints

Of the silence settling in the bay

Intent on making its presence felt

As the clouds in the distance muster their strength

To try and tame your fleeting breath

Splashes of raindrops unite to blur your vision

Bringing you under control before your power

Lifts the oceans waves in a macabre dance

Leaving you breathless and reborn

Like an intruder demanding my attention

Lifting the curtains in gay abandon

Chasing the shadows in the recesses

Of a mind tranquil in peaceful repose

A transient traveller just passing through

Sweeping the shore in a hurried farewell

Returning to taunt me your breath surrounds me

An anger residing within our silent space

As the trees bow before you releasing their bounty

You storm towards the skies with your troubled mind

In search of the soothing presence of the moon

© 2019 Lorna Lamon


Lorna Lamon (author) on September 10, 2020:

I'm so used to the storms coming off the Irish Sea. They certainly do have a life of their own and can be quite scary. Thanks for commenting Denise - appreciated.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on September 10, 2020:

I love the breezes here in California because mostly they are gentle and calm. Only rarely do we get an angry storm but when we do it's alarming. It is like the weather has a life of its own.



Lorna Lamon on April 06, 2020:

I love watching a storm brewing know I am safe inside. However, on those occasions when I have been caught in a storm, it has been pretty scary. As you say Peggy they do pass - thank you for commenting and stopping by - appreciated.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 06, 2020:

That is capturing the power of a storm brewing and then unleashing its power before moving on. Nature can be tranquil one moment and suddenly ferocious next. Fortunately, storms do pass.

Lorna Lamon (author) on December 21, 2019:

Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments Donna. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

Donna Rayne from Sparks, Nevada on December 20, 2019:

Lorna, an absolutely beautiful poem that is dreamy and sweet...

I love it!

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 17, 2019:

The wind has always intrigued me Manatita - it gives me a sense of freedom which I tried to create in this poem. Thank you for your generous comments which are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 17, 2019:

Your comments are always so generous Iqra and I am so glad you enjoyed this poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 17, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Brenda. I love the wind on my face - I think it blows the cobwebs away and clears my mind. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

manatita44 from london on November 17, 2019:

An extremely beautiful piece!! When I write such pieces, I call them 'Observational Poems.' I make use of observation by utilising the senses. Mostly I just write from lines that come to me and create the rest. You are a very good poet. Shalom!

Iqra from Pakistan on November 17, 2019:

hey lorna, have to say this is very beautiful and completely captured me, lol i wasnt expecting to wake and read something so calm and beautiful ... I love it alot, as it left my minds eye painting patterns of wind ...


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 17, 2019:


I love the feeling of the wind upon my face. It lets me know I am alive, part of something so much bigger than I.

You have done an excellent job describing the wind in this piece.

Thank you for sharing .

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 05, 2019:

I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Juliet and thank you for your kind comments.

Juliet Acedera from Valenzuela City on November 04, 2019:

This poem is beautiful, so calming and soothing ❤

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 19, 2019:

I appreciate your comments Artchelle and I'm glad you liked the poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 19, 2019:

Thank you Cheryl and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

Artchelle Arcillas from Philippines on September 19, 2019:

You have such an enlightening poem, Lorna. Love this!

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on September 16, 2019:

This poem puts me at ease. I appreciate this type of work. So many poets today are only writing about the dark.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 10, 2019:

Thank you Nisha I am glad you enjoyed the poem.

Nisha Nair04 on September 09, 2019:

Beautiful lyrics.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 09, 2019:

Glad you enjoyed the poem Priya and many thanks for your kind comments.

Priya Dinesh from Bangalore on September 09, 2019:

Beautiful rendition Lorna.. As it happens to be, the moon is one of my favourite protaganists too. Thouroughly enjoyed it ;)

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 09, 2019:

I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Ann and I was able to convey the might of the wind. Thank you for commenting, appreciated as always.

Ann Carr from SW England on September 08, 2019:

How well you capture the transience of nature, Lorna. I can identify with so much of this - the feel of it all. We often have a blustery, if not gale force, wind here, being by the sea and facing the prevailing south west winds.

I so enjoyed reading this.


Lorna Lamon (author) on September 08, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Isykariman - I appreciate it.

Isykariman Biridlwanillah from Indonesia, Jakarta, and Japan, Osaka on September 07, 2019:

It's beautiful..

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 07, 2019:

Thank you Cornelius, I agree.

Cornelius Nolitta from Roma, Italia on September 06, 2019:

Very beautiful, the moon is a splendid muse.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 06, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Chitrangada and I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 06, 2019:

Thanks for visiting John and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 06, 2019:

Your comments are always so beautifully expressed Adnan and very much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 06, 2019:

Beautifully expressed poem and you painted a beautiful picture with your words.

I enjoyed going through your poem.

Thanks for sharing and good day to you.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 06, 2019:

What wonderful imagery you use in this poem describing the wind. Great job, Lorna.

Adnan from Earth, Universe on September 06, 2019:

As always...such beautiful description that warps you to a different world ....leaving you to explore your thoughts in the ocean of so many probable meanings...likely, the verse submerged me deep in those depth....beautifully written...thanks for sharing Lorna !!

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 06, 2019:

So glad you enjoyed the poem Pamela. I tried to convey the strength of nature in this poem and then gave the wind a psychological slant with it's anger and how it sought help from the moon. Many thanks for commenting.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 06, 2019:

This haunting poem that seems to start in a tranquil space, but then anger seeking the moon or? at the end. I enjoyed this poem very much as it made me think about the possible underlying meaning. Thank you for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 06, 2019:

Thank you for commenting Lora - I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 06, 2019:

Thank you for your kind comments Liz.

Lora Hollings on September 05, 2019:

A beautiful poem that pays tribute to the facets of our ever changing winds and the grandeur of our planet in all of its ever changing complexity.

I really enjoyed your descriptive passages expressed so vividly in your poem! Thanks for sharing.

Liz Westwood from UK on September 05, 2019:

You paint a vibrant and atmospheric picture with this skilfully written poem.

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