O hasty zephyr blindly scuttles past,
O’er dry forsaken mounds with tarnished grass;
Between a pillared mountain weak but vast.
A force that bends and fashions broken glass,
Reflecting in advance, recorded path;
Stirring fervent as it rises to pass.
Transporting active seedlings gone with wrath,
Existent flora blankets naked floor;
Serenely downcast holds the aftermath.
Disruptive wind that blows forever more,
Invokes tenacity for longer life;
Upon engaged terrain to salty shore.
Melodiously blow away lifeless air,
With wild direction - breathe - devoid of flair.
Invading wind complains with beasts of night,
With howling moan that steals away a kiss;
Until the dawn that takes thee from fine sight.
Encroaching wind that sends away the bliss,
On wings that will not cease to be aloft;
Like thief of gloom, with not a thing to miss.
Thou dare to scream at loveliness too oft,
Transforming life to death and back again;
Can gently spread with love a soothing waft.
Assaulting wind declares where sites have been,
Along a beaten course that dip and turn;
Is carving grooves in mountains for new glen.
Thou swift impulsive move not grave concern,
Until all life has paused for gale’s return.
Copyright © 2013 By Caryl S. Muzzey
Third Place Winner ~ "Tera Rima Sonnet" Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Craig Cornish
August 9, 2013