The Wind is a Lover (Poems about the Elements)

The Sad and the Lonely

Why is it said that the rain is a sad thing

and the gray sky a darkened face

of furrowed brows

and tears?

Sadness is a small, dark place

of thick, slow earth

stagnant and cold

where spirits crawl and hide from light.

Why do we hear in the wind

a lonely howl

a cry for help

from a desperate soul?

Loneliness cannot howl nor cry

For the lonely are those

prisoners of themselves

whose voices are never heard.

El Viento es un amante que busca la tierra

The Wind is a Lover

The wind is a lover

who searches the earth

until he finds her.

His invisible fingers caress her skin

and stroke her hair.

He serenades his lover

with tender ballads

and calls out with

cries of passion

so that all can hear

that he is in love.

El Viento es un amante

El Viento es un amante

El viento es un amante
que busca por todo el mundo
hasta que la encuentra.
Sus dedos invisibles tocan suavemente su piel
y acariciarla el pelo.
Él da serenatas a su amante
con baladas tiernas
y grita con
gritos de pasión
para que todos puedan oír
que él está enamorado.

Hero

Not with might, nor weapons of war

Without arrows or sword

No grand arrival by sky

nor sleek car

nor flash of color and sound

There are no parades of honor

for the shadow that slips past shade

to face Apollo

and knit the clouds together

to bring the rain.

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