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Windswept
by George M Jackson
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
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A windswept day beckons the heart of me, I


Hear it whispered there, even as it moans


Through the old hollow tree in my backyard, a


Somehow forlorn coexistence to the hollows of


My inner self, a not quite unpleasant sound like


Ancient music strummed by timeless fingers.


 


And I listen to that nature’s song, both within


Myself-the nature of what I am-and without, a


Memory surfacing of some long ago train in a


Now forgotten town, its whistle blowing beyond


My open window, the child I was looking up at


A summer moon as I stood there in the night.


 


Funny, what a March wind can do, when the


Sky is slowly bled of light, clouds pregnant


With rain blotting out the sun, funny how it


Seems to know, that wind, things I thought


Left behind, but somehow felt in that singsong


Lullaby, swept along its wake like yesterdays leaves.


 


 


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Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/11/2005
So evocative and tenderly warm, inspite of the melancholy feel. Your poems, even when "moody", have so much "air" circulating within them that they breathe very easily: I think I am a very dense writer, and so I am in awe of your ability to keep it "light". Yes, this wind returning... it is like it just is the same wind passing through our long-forgotten veins again, bringing back those "messages" like a returning train... wonderful analogy here. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Sherry Gibson 3/10/2005
Vivid, beautiful imagery. Lovely, a very lovely write and one that takes the reader on a trip of their own, back in time.

Sherry
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/10/2005
"funny what a March wind can do,
when the sky is slowly bled of light
clouds pregant with rain blotting out the sun"

wonderfully beautiful images here strong and alive
Outstanding write!!!!
Reviewed by Dave Harm 3/10/2005
Winds have a way of toughening us... and as we head into a new spring season, its easy, at times, not to want it to arrive... everything comes alive, as well as memories, we wish would just leave...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/10/2005
Haunting read....well penned!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/10/2005
The wind truly is many things - and this is another marvelous piece, George.
Reviewed by jude forese 3/9/2005
wonderful ambiance and imagery woven into the poetic fabric of your probing thoughts ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/9/2005
This is haunting and beautifully expressed. Your imagery in this genre is unsurpassed, George!

eileen
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/9/2005
bittersweet and melancholy write; very well done, george!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by Sandy Knauer 3/9/2005
Very nice, George. Glad to see you back ;-)
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 3/9/2005
Beautiful, melancholy and effective.
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 3/9/2005
After reading this, my heart is beckoned as well. I love the train whistle in the distance. I hear it every other night as the coal train travels along the Monongahela River. Such night whistles are a comfort to me.
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/9/2005
A nice introspective write that has stirred up past memories.
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