American Poetry 1922/Prayers for Wind

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American Poetry 1922
Prayers for Wind by John Gould Fletcher

PRAYERS FOR WIND

Let the winds come,
And bury our feet in the sands of seven deserts;
Let strong breezes rise,
Washing our ears with the far-off sounds of the foam.
Let there be between our faces
Green turf and a branch or two of black-tossed trees;
Set firmly over questioning hearts
The deep unquenchable answer of the wind.



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