‘My Friend the Wind’ from the Classic Poets Corner

San Francisco

My Friend the Wind

written by Andrea L. Harris

The wind sat on my lap today
And told me what he’d heard.
When asked where he obtained his knowledge,
He replied, “Oh, a little bird.”
He said that he has seen it all
While drifting through the sky.
He’s seen some live and laugh and love,
And he’s seen some die.
“Now Wind,” I uttered a humble bliss,
“Why are you perched on me?”
The wind replied, “I’ve come as a friend
To show you what I see.
“I’ll tell you Miss, with tears in your eyes,
Why must you feel so sad?
Just come with me, I’ll set you free,
You’ll see all the riches you’ve had.”
“But I’ve had no riches,” said I to the wind,
“My life is filled with sorrow.”
The wind replied, “Nay, my lad,
You’ll understand all tomorrow.”
So, off we drifted, soaring through the air,
I saw all just like the wind.
My eyes had suddenly seen the light,
For I’d seen the world from within.

I turned to him with great appraise
My life was now an array.
The tomorrow he’d preached had finally arrived
But the wind had drifted away.
But, as he drifted, I heard a soothing sound.
It was a faint whistle you see.
It was the wind announcing that,
“Whenever You hear the whistle, it’s Me.”
Now as I stumble through this cruel, cruel world,
I’ll often hear the wind.
And all my emptiness just drifts away.
For I realize, I still have a friend.

cover art San Francisco gifted to The Neighborhood by Robert M. Goldstein

29 Comments on “‘My Friend the Wind’ from the Classic Poets Corner

  1. i read this again after a year.. still makes me smile. the poem feels so sad but beautiful

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  2. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    Beautiful poem and gorgeous art by Robert M. Goldstein! 😉 ❤
    Peace, love & one good friend for all,
    Sherrie Miranda's historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can find it on YouTube under the same title! 😉 ❤


  3. All invisible things on earth has power to move us, sound and thought are two friends of wind..it blows up in knots 🙂


  4. very nice. i felt like i too wanted to drift away and get lost in the air.


    • The beauty of collaboration is that it allows our work to be viewed from outside of our own heads. I had never thought of the wind as a friend before my friend introduced me to her friend the wind. Thank you for adding your voice to this forum, and welcome to the neighborhood.


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