The Wind

The Wind

A Poem by Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
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If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. Khalil Gibran

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…Free as a bird,

the wind splits the air,

escaping in a rapid way

the arms of the trees,

laughing he shrieks

on the garret of the attic.

 

His chilly breath

writes with wings

warm words

evaporating away

in the haze.

 

Frolic it plays through the branches

as a young dog and jumps

after the fallen leaves.

 

Windless

it waits sometimes on a breeze

that will free him

out of the lee of his cage…

 

© Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

10/05/2015


© 2015 Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere



Author's Note

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
Wind is the second of three poems my brother Peter Lejaeghere has used to made the composition 'Horizon'
1. Oversea
2. Wind
3. Night

You can listen to it on my old website: (use internet explorer to surf to it)

http://home.scarlet.be/~pieper/HORIZON.htm


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Such a lovely quote by Khalil Gibran for an introduction to this magnificent offering, Rudi. I could listen for hours to the wind, the rustling sound of it, and sometimes, the way in which it whistles. We have Santa Ana winds here in California, and they can be very strong...but at the same time, feel very tropical in the summer.

This reads beautifully, and quite poetic to nature. Much enjoyed!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your nice comment. I noticed you have Flemish or a Dutch surname. :) Rudi
Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

My ancestry is both irsh and german.
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Okay, that's explains it. :) rudi



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This is a very beautiful experience. Music can move the soul through the medium of the body. It speaks directly into the heart. Words reach us through the mind. A wonderful collaboration!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Lily, glad you liked it. Have a good day. :) Rudi
Such a lovely quote by Khalil Gibran for an introduction to this magnificent offering, Rudi. I could listen for hours to the wind, the rustling sound of it, and sometimes, the way in which it whistles. We have Santa Ana winds here in California, and they can be very strong...but at the same time, feel very tropical in the summer.

This reads beautifully, and quite poetic to nature. Much enjoyed!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your nice comment. I noticed you have Flemish or a Dutch surname. :) Rudi
Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

My ancestry is both irsh and german.
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Okay, that's explains it. :) rudi
Rudi you can really feel this, the description is so great you feel the wind and all it gets up too!
I love the line "His chilly breath writes with wings" so beautifully put!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Sereena, glad you like this poem. Have a good day. :) Rudi
This is great. I can picture the situation clearly while reading. I found it peaceful until the twist at the end with the cage. I always feel a bit weird critiquing/reviewing your work because you're so much better than I am! BUT I did love this and love reading your work :) I just never really know what to say lol. Thank you for sharing this with me :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, RiverRei. I know what you mean, it's certainly difficult to say.. read more
Heel mooie, uw gebruikt worden samen dat ik nooit had gedacht kunnen samen werken. Uw heeft mijn ogen geopend en mijn gedachten, vooral over de macht van het citaat van Khalil Gibran. Ik zou graag uw poems in het Nederlands kunnen lezen, zou het mogelijk zijn om hun samen met het engels vertaling te plaatsen? (Het spijt me als mijn Nederlands is niet zo goed, het was lang geleden dat ik Holland bezoekt.) Alstublieft, houd schrijven!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Prachtig, dat had ik niet verwacht, iemand in het Nederland te mogen beantwoorden. Mijn gedichten zi.. read more
Nadia B.

2 Years Ago

De wereld is wat kleiner geworden, en daarover ben ik heel erg dankbaar! Dankuwel voor uw blog, ik z.. read more
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

mmmm, lekker, frietjes met mayonnaise. :)
I love the feeling of the wind blowing all throughout your poem

I see serenity even in winds

They challenge nature
Yet nature stands tall

Able to take on anything

Beautiful

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Nisreenaa. glad you like it. Thank you for your nice comment. :) Rudi
Rudi: It is very interesting and insightful...the secrets in the winds...carried away, how beautiful you write with such phenomenal metaphors, the comparisons to of human things to nature is great. I love the poem, like all of your work. It's the song of the wind, the words of our lives. Beautiful. Thank you so very much Rudi. Dale

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Confuser

2 Years Ago

I will Rudi, I saw it just now...spent time writing a silly story...and haven't pleasured myself wit.. read more
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank so much, Dale. The text is the choir is singing is unfortunately in Dutch, but I'm sure that y.. read more
Confuser

2 Years Ago

Oh, that even adds more appeal....Thanks Rudi...:Dale
Love the melody wrapped around your words, Rudi. And, I love the wisdom of KG - the Prophet!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Yes, Kalil is a wise man with clever lines to quote. Thank you for reading so many poems of mine. :.. read more
excellent poem Rudi, i'll try to check your brother's site, thank you :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

No, it's actually one of my sites (my first one). I've tried with Google Crome and Firefox, but it's.. read more
I'll try to look at the site with your brother's music, but for now let me say this poem is musical even without the sound.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Delmar, that's a great compliment. :) Rudi

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Wingene, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium



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I'm from Belgium. English is not my native language, but I like to read English poems and books. I have written a lot of Dutch poems during the last forty years. With some of them I've got prizes in B.. more..

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