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Book 6 Page 48
The personality of the wind
Can you imagine what the wind would look like
if it was ‘a person?’
Would it have scraggly hair with eyes a glowing,
or something even worser!?
Would its body be shaped like sea-weed
a constantly moving about?
Would its voice be just a whisper.
or a terrible piercing shout?
And if the wind was a ‘woman,’
would it be more like a ‘gentle breeze?’
And would this woman have slender hair and a piercing stare,
and do exactly as she pleased.
And if the wind was one of the ‘animals,’ which animal would you pick?
Would it be a giant elephant?,
or a grass hopper on a stick.
And if the wind was not a human nor
any of the animal kind,
would it be content to be a ghost
a haunting all mankind?
The wind seems always a changing,
sometimes gentle, / sometimes a thing of enormous might.
Haven’t you noticed it even seems to take on a new persona on;
how it is in the day and how it is at night?
For it seems to be constantly changing its mood,
it can be nice, / or scary, / or blue.
And haven’t you noticed that whatever the wind is, it seems to
all depends on you.
© Written by Dominic John Gill www.poetry.net.au 11/10/99 email@example.com