Blowing with the Winds of Change


On a cliff raised high above the sea

World of white crested waves in front of me

Cold water crashes on sharp coastal rocks

Boats are smashing against the docks

Winds whip sand through the castle keep

Howling and Whistling through crevices deep

I hear her sing


Violent winds threaten to tear me down

Fear spreads quickly through the nearest town

Leaves and rocks whip around my bark

Scratching and tearing; my wounds do smart

My roots cling to earth so firm and strong

Deeply entrenched both wide and long


Though assaulting rains tear at my hair

Constant lashes leave me quite impaired

And earth does quake from deep within

Leaving my resources a little thin

Hurricane winds from the open sea

Threaten to push, and rock and upend me

Cold water waves crash through crevices deep

Drown my roots with sand and sea

I hold my breath and stand my ground

Leaving nature a bit spellbound

Ireland


Gaia laughs with her song most true

Clouds pass over, blue shines through

Sun shines bright warming my veins

She washes the salt with a gentle rain

She wraps me in the warmest breeze

And in her deep earth tones sings to me


Looking over the cliff at the calming seas

Sand and shells litter the beach

Children come and play from the town

By the gentle sea with the mermaid sounds

White sands glitter up the craggy coast

I love this spot on the sea the most.

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marellen 5 years ago

Beautiful words discribe the scene...I felt like I was there and would love to be on that beach.


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Voted up and beautiful , you have a beautifully imaginative and inspriational way with words , I loved this piece , you had me there clinging to her brances , write on! :)


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naturegirl7 5 years ago from South Louisiana

Lovely and beautiful, through the eyes of a tree.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Marellen, thanks for visiting and commenting - I think it would be an inspirational place to be! blessings!


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Jami, Your words inspire me, and knowing that you'd be right there in the tree with me to weather that storm! Thanks so much my friend.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Naturegirl7, thanks for visiting and commenting. I can't think of anything stronger than a tree rooted deep in the earth yet living on the land and touching the sky. brightest blessings.


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D.A.L. 5 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Beautiful poem capturing the essence of nature's turbulent ways. Thank you for sharing. Best wishes to you.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

D.A.L.

thanks so much for your visit. That's just what I was trying to portray. Blessings.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Captivating hub, talented writer you are Erin. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful hub.

God bless,

Sunnie


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Aha Erin, I could feel the pain from the tree as the wind lashed, then the calmness when the children came out to play. This is one of your best my friend, and i love your new picture.

Cheers


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Sunnie, thank you for visiting my hubs and commenting. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. brightest blessings.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Ruby, I've done my job if I've given everyone the chance to experience the tree's journey. I thank you for your comment, you've had a front row seat, that means so much. blessings, sister.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

This is an incredibly visual treat, Erin. I could hear the sea, see the waves thrash into the rocks and feel the wind tearing through my hair. Powerful imagery and beautiful poetry. Well done!


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

thanks Docmo, When I was writing - it just grabbed all of my senses and held me til I was done. Its so great to know I could convey all of that. brightest blessings.


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happyexplorer 5 years ago from Mostly USA, sometimes elsewhere

Your poem transported me out there - I felt Nature around me. Excellent hub!


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

happyexplorer, thanks for coming along, i hope it was a marvelous ride!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Nice, getting all medieval on us here. And by that I'm referring to the timeless feel of this one. Could be written in numerous centuries. Thanks for offering us a beautiful glimpse of a few moments in time -- that's what poetry is all about, is it not? Peace.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

Thank you Doug, that's a huge compliment...I am "all medieval" haha. peace, my friend


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What a Treat for the Brain and Eyes to visualize and see...Loved the way it flowed...through the Eyes of a Tree. Simply Beautiful!


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland Author

hello Barb, thanks and so good to see you. I've been thinking about you and will come to visit soon! hope you are having a wonderful summer, my friend!

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