Earth Element Of Wind
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Earth element of wind, elusive to exploring eyes,
a gaseous, gusty ghost, she gyrates, gallops gallantly.
She bashes, bends, and bobs the branches of each bush and tree,
and chases, circles, curls dry fallen leaves so agilely.
We hear her bellow, bawl and bluster when she's feeling fierce;
soft sounds of swishing, stirring, sighing when serene and tame.
With solid, staunch and strapping strength, she soon can shift a house
within a raucous, raging, raving, reckless, hurricane.
She cools, controls, composes in the sultry summer heat,
forms wild and wheeling waves with whitecaps on the widespread sea;
a force that's fearless, frantic, sometimes, feeble, frail, she flies,
impermanent, intangible, she soars invisibly.
This ghastly glimmer of great ghostly gumption rushes by,
a force that is not sculpture, shadow, silhouette, or shape.
We feel and hear her apt and awesome atmospheric breath-
until she plans her fast, flirtatious, feathery escape.
March 20, 2016
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*Alliteration, Rhyme, written in Iambic Heptameter,
14 Syllables, 7 feet per line
Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2016
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