Thursday, May 7, 2009

Theme Thursday=Wind

The Wind
by Robert Louis Stevenson

I saw you toss the kites on high
And blow the birds about the sky;
And all around I heard you pass,
Like ladies' skirts across the grass

Oh wind, a blowing all day long,
Oh wind, that sings so loud a song!

I saw the different things you did,
But always you yourself you hid.
I felt you push, I heard you call,
I could not see yourself at all

Oh wind, a blowing all day long!
Oh wind, that sings so loud a song!

O you that are so strong and cold,
O blower, are you young or old?
Are you a beast of field and tree,
Or just a stronger child than me?

O wind, a blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song!

One of my most favorite ways to enjoy the wind other than its soothing brush across my face on a balmy summer day is to listen to the melodic sounds of the wind chimes I have outside around the house. Yes, I must admit I am one of those people when seeing wind chimes on display in a store I must put them into motion.

For your pleasure here are a few wind chimes. CLICK on the chimes


Woodstock Chimes of Bali





Woodstock Emperor Gong





Woodstock Chime of Olympus

26 comments:

Candie Bracci said...

Really cool what you've posted here!have a nice day!

The Clever Pup said...

Thanks for sharing this great poem. I like those balmy mornings when the curtains are sucked in and out by a pleasant, warm wind.

The Silver Fox said...

I was familiar with Stevenson, of course, but not with this particular poem (nor much of his poetry, admittedly). Very nice take on the subject.

Ruth said...

omg, DB, thank you for the chimes. That made my day, especially the first one.

Leah said...

Excellent post! I love both windchimes and RLS, so this hit the spot. As we speak, I'm listening to the neighbor's chimes in the tree by our window. Lovely.

Colette Amelia said...

well I got to say my constitution just can't take the wind chimes. Actually many years ago we had neighbours that were difficult and to drive us crazy they planted a humongous wind chime(gong) right beside our bedroom window...the wind catcher was a frisbee and the chimer was a huge rock...it sounded like Big Ben.

Good job of illustrating that illusive element!

Sandra Leigh said...

I clicked on each of the chimes in turn, then closed my eyes and leaned back to listen. The Emperor is definitely my favourite. I could feel it in my fingers and toes.

Debo Hobo said...

That's cool I love the wind chimes too. How did you get the soundtracks for them?

Ronda Laveen said...

I love wind chimes to. All kinds. They give voice to the wind.

Wings said...

Love the poem, so wonderful. And the chimes, too. ;)

Dot-Com said...

Something so strong and powerful and yet so relaxing. Love the wind :-)

Marianna said...

Enjoyed the sound of your post so much!! Thank you for the chimes!

xoxo

Brian Miller said...

the olympus chimes have put me into a trance. very nice poem. have a great TT!

Poetikat said...

I loved the Stevenson poem. It was perfect! I like the sound of wooden chimes - a nice hollow, eastern sound to me.

Kat

Baino said...

I love windchimes. Still it took me ages before I noticed that mine weren't chiming, the dangly dongly thing had broken off! All fixed and happy now though.

Kris said...

Three cheers for the wind!

subtorp77 said...

Nice poem,D.B. I'll have to get back to the chimes when my server stops going hay-wire!!!

Cuppa Jo said...

I love learning new poems. Thank you.

Michael Rawluk said...

I like wind chimes in small doses.
That is a new poem for me.

Mrsupole said...

I too collect windchimes and if I lived closer to my neighbors I am sure it would drive them crazy, luckily there is enough distance that my chimes have never brought complaints. My daughters have made me take down the really big one before. It was like the last chime only magnify it by about 100. I don't know why they didn't like it since one of them bought it for me. When they travel they bring me windchimes, so they know how much I love them. And with the Santa Anas, we get lots of wind here.

Really great post.

God bless.

reyjr said...

chimes are great but sometimes they're annoying. :p haha!

Auntie, aka Dog Girl said...

I've never been really into poetry until recently...
That was very nice. He talks to the wind and asks questions, as if addressing a person.
The audio clips were fun! weeeeee

tony said...

LOVE THE CHIMES!!!!!What A fine idea for the Post!
Also ,thanks for the RLS.I have a personal interest in Him!

Liza said...

The poem was just lovely and the wind chimes were a great touch.

Brittany Tucker said...

beautiful poem, so peaceful.

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