A wind blew from the mountain

On nimble feet

Down the arroyos of time

Swirled in misty billows of silver

And left us lonely.

And on that wind came Wind Walker.

Fleet of foot he was

Silver as a mountain mist

Head thrown high to taste the rain

His hooves struck fire from the shifting sands.

We watched, enthralled

As he came near

and standing just beyond our grasp

he blew softly through wild, flared nostrils.

Like music he moved

Like wildfire flowing across the horizon

Spirit of freedom on four legs

Oh, we tamed him,

Bound him with cords

Placed fetters upon his neck

And tied him to a plow.

We bred him to meet our needs

Until he ranged from huge and slow

To diminutive toy fit only for a house pet

But shape and bind as we would

WindWalkerwill never be completely bound



Tennessee Walker


Dan Patch

Sea Biscuit

In back lots and modest pastures

The seed of Wind Walker reflects his glory.

The proud tilt of a head

The staccato rhythm of ebony hooves

And where the spirit soars

Windwalker lives.


About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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5 Responses to WINDWALKER

  1. Jingle says:

    spirits of freedom on four legs,

    love that line, well done.

    Happy Rally.

    • dswan2 says:

      Thank you! I’ve been to your site and it intrigues me. Being a Bible scholar, I am familiar with the words, but their meaning is hidden so far. I will keep searching!

  2. a.m. trumble says:

    this is so uniquely crafted.

  3. cornerphd says:


  4. love the word flow and imagery…

    very beautiful entry.

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