The following is an excerpt from my new book Songs of Dreams and Creativity which can be purchased here. It contains 50 poems about imagination, dreams, inspiration and how we walk between the worlds of our mind and reality.
The Girl Who Called the Wind The girl awoke to the sound of rain on the roof. Most days she’d celebrate with a good book and cup of tea, but today was not most days. There were a lot of special things planned and she couldn’t have the rain ruining it. Before she even began her morning routine she headed outside, looked to the sky, and recited the tale of the old man bumping his head. When that failed to send the rain away she beguiled the droplets with the legend of the climbing spider. Still the rain slipped through the slits of dark clouds above. She asked the rain one last time, as politely as she could, to please leave her be and let her have this day. When the rain refused to pay her any heed no matter how hard she’d plead she realized if she can’t make the rain stop she’ll send the clouds away. The girl looked to the east, where she knew the storms grew, and with all the charm and elegance she could muster she asked the winds to blow. At first the rain seemed to fall harder, but soon a light breeze tickled the tiny hairs on her skin. Then the winds roared shaking the trees and all their leaves. Now the rain was falling horizontal and those duplicitous dark clouds continued to linger. Now the girl asked the winds once more to clear the clouds from the sky and make the rain go away. The winds answered with a howl but the clouds failed to part. The girl asked the winds to depart but they decided staying would be more fun. So, the girl turned towards the sun and said, “Even though I can’t see you I know you never leave. Please shine with all your might to send the clouds, rain, and winds away.” Then it appeared. A crack in the clouds with soft golden rays cutting through the rainy haze. Slowly the crack spread and the clouds disappeared. The winds retreated to the east. The sun was here to reign and he’d brought along his friend the rainbow to clear away the mess and brighten, at least, one girl’s day.