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”Wind and Sun”

“Wind and Sun”

Yesterday is a wind gone down,
A sun dropped in the west.

Today is rising winds,
Brightening skies and warming air.

Yesterday is past, frozen, set.
Decisions made and actions done
That cannot be brought back.
Decisions cannot be unmade,
What was done ever remains done,
The past never erased.

Today is possibility,
A time to act, make things happen
Not the fixed yesterday
Nor the uncertain tomorrow.
What is determined this moment
Will change all days to come.

Wind and sun have fallen,
Wind and sun will rise again.


(The first two lines are by Carl Sandburg, from “Prairie.” The rest is my attempt at a poetic response.)

August 2, 2019 in Fiction | Permalink