Austru is the cold winter wind from the east and calls Romania home. Zephyros, is the Greek god and gentle wash of spring air who visits from the west. Many cultures have crafted thoughtful names for every bluster, gust, and breeze that blows through the world. Peruse this list of names and see how many you know.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here is a poem from Richard we enjoyed:
It is not enough to leave the ground.
You know this—what you imagine is real—
the dark fish leaps, armor softens
into flight: yet, the sea pools in a raven’s wing,
the bent world turns impossibly: look
even the angels are drawn to its cage,
slights of hand, tricks of light, it’s not enough
merely to fly—
listen: in the frail air
above the earth, where all cries are whispers,
the falcon, feathered hyphen, rises,
vanishes in the illusion of morning blue.
Ask yourself, what is this, if neither wing nor eye.
POETRY PROMPT: Write a poem about a particular type of wind. What does it do? What kind of personality? Does it have a gender? Think of a clever name for the wind or choose something tried-and-true.
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