Posts Tagged ‘wind’

The Wind

July 12, 2015

I don’t remember the first time

I ever felt it,

or saw or heard it, but

I know it is there.

I mean I know its here

or at least it was a minute ago.

And before that I saw a picture of it,

evidence that it was there

or here or somewhere.

It was in an art gallery where Mr. Wyeth had

done something or other that

moved me, really moved me although

I don’t know why.

This involved brushing paint on a canvas.

Wyeth

It was a wistful scene but then a few minutes later

I saw another work that some artist had left behind

about a shipwreck, and it looked pretty severe.

Shipwrk

So it works both ways.

Don’t know how or when

but I remember too, some poet or his

singing about it, and he said the answer was

blowing in it,

the answer to what I don’t know

maybe how many times must the cannonballs fly

or the winds of war blow or

the winds of change rearrange

everything that is or ever was or ever will be.

A few days ago I was in that windy city

HorsMnCity

where stuff had happened

long ago, back in the day,

and I remembered

part of what had happened

but I wasn’t sure if it had happened to me

or if I just remembered it from some

news report I saw or some

painting I viewed or collective memory from

my g-generation

HorsMnSky

and then I remembered that ye must be born

again. The wind blows where it wishes and you hear

the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from

and where it is going; so is everyone who is born

of the Spirit

and that’s enough for me.

You feel it?

I’m not making this up.

 

King of Soul

Jesus quotes often overlooked, here reconsidered:

February 9, 2014

He said:

~  ” Isn’t it written in the scriptures that ‘my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples?’ But you are making it a robbers’s den.”

Consider this: What if we applied his admonition to the world, generally, not just the “house of God” or religious institutions?

~  ” The Spirit of the Lord is upon me . . . to set free those who are oppressed.”

Think about it: Are you oppressed? If so, in what way? Or, are you, perhaps, an oppressor?

~  ” The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Contemplate: Do you know who, or what, is this Spirit? Or are you clueless? Is the answer just, for you, “blowin’ in the wind?”

~  ” To the person who overcomes . . . I will give a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but the one who receives it.”

Meditate: Would you want a new identity, or are content with the one you’ve got now?