Wind voices

Wind voices

Wind from Africa,
sand-cloud billows,
shakes the poplars dry,

rattles the water-hiss from the leaves,
leaves only the angry crackle of breaking
and the distant tonguing of flames.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

13 thoughts on “Wind voices”

    1. The mega blaze is under control as of this morning. The weather office is expecting more spikes in the heat though and still no rain forecast. It was supposed to be cooller yesterday but at 9pm it was still 36°. Almost back to 40° in the afternoon. The young trees are dying.

  1. Wow–those sand clouds and “wind voices.”

    This made me think of the opening of Joni Mitchell’s “Carey:”
    “The wind is in from Africa
    Last night I couldn’t sleep”

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