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July 15, 2014

prompt blowing in the wind – seeds leaves and pollen (Gary)


Bob Dylan wrote in his iconic song, 

” The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.´

 It is, friend – only in our case is with blowing with 

thistle and dandelion seeds, leaves, feathers, pollen 

and even dust. 

Some of what blow’s in the wind is bothersome 

to a great many (dandelions and dust) – 

but some of us it’s part of the great cycle. 


Dust doesn’t blow through Phoenix 

because the city is located in a dust bowl – 

but because we changed the ecosystem 

to allow the storms we see today. 


Some is pleasing – 

the sound of migrating geese, 

drops of surf on an ocean breeze. 

What blows in your winds? 

What is pleasant? 

What will blow through your tanka? 

(A kiss from the girl on the other end of the teeter totter.) 

The answer, my friend…





the sands of time
go slow when young
hour glass shows all
the wind is picking up speed
sands of time blow by