The Eye of the Wind

the window 1924  Marc ChagallThe Window  1924    Marc Chagall


I wrote this poem last year just at this time last year:


Good Friday Morning in Maryland


Birdsong courses through the eye

That I call window

The wind’s eye , gritty with winter dust

And Spring beginning .


The Spanish call it Ventana

Which also sounds like wind

To me.

The Danish call it Vindue,

Which sounds to me like Vishnu,

Preserver of the Universe.


Italians call it Finestra,

The end of the stars,

The end of the stratosphere.


The French call it fenetre

The Germans call it fenster

In which I see fences,

In which I hear excited air

Flying through the fens,

Licking the marshy grasses.


dali  figure at a window

Figure at a Window     Salvador Dali


the-human-condition  magritte

The Human Condition      Rene Magritte


goldfish window    childe hassam

The Goldfish Window         Hassam Childe



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Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

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