Who has seen it?


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Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing through.
Christina Rossetti

風・かぜ・kaze (wind) – seems we’re seeing a lot of it lately in one form or another, for good or for ill. We had a bit of it here, and while it was more fierce in other areas, we were fortunate.

I guess we had the “impressionist” experience – dark (threatening skies), the pine trees behind the house groaned and creaked, some rain and wind but no damage. It was over for us in almost a blink.

We did lose power for a few hours, but it made things peaceful. The dogs were confused (it seems), as we were in candlelight for a lot of the evening. We were fortunate.

The image? It has something to do with Christina Rossetti’s poem and brings to mind a small crayon drawing I made in elementary school to illustrate the idea. It no longer exists, of course, but the poem, not forgotten.

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2 Responses to “Who has seen it?”

  1. neki rivera Says:

    beautiful rossetti to start the day thanks.kaze is one of the first word i learned in japanese. love the kanji too.

    • Susan Says:

      Lately, I’ve been enjoying poetry first thing in the morning. But this one goes back to childhood. Funny how these things stay with you.
      “Kaze” is one of my favorites too. Thank you!

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