I am the Wind

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Pikes Peak Mountain

I am the wind

that moves my pen

across the page

I am the wind

that blows

letters into words

I am the wind

that falls like a waterfall

off my mountain mind

Bringing the scent

of lilacs

to the valley below

–Terry Chitwood

A Living Connection

This poem is an expression of Celtic thought that presupposes a living connection with all things. The following are selected verses from a poem by Amairgen that inspired my poem:

I am the wind that breathes upon the sea

I am the wave of the ocean

I am the vulture upon the rocks

I am a beam of the sun

I am the point of the lance of battle

(Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue, pp.96-97)

An Inclusive Worldview

This sacred inner connectedness flows through Celtic spirituality. Note that ancient Celts don’t reject the darker aspects of life (vultures, points of battle-lances). They include them in their spiritual worldview. The point is not to lose yourself in the Other–be it an ocean wave or a person.

Reclaim Your Originality

Experience a living connection with the Other without losing your individuality. Thus, you gain an infusion of energy and a unique, larger perspective. If you write from this perspective, your writing will become original.

Photo Credit: Photo by Beverly & Pack at Flickr Creative Commons.

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