This morning I received messages from two friends who live in very different parts of the world, each expressing concern for loved ones who are going through difficult challenges. These messages were on my mind today as I walked along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. This is the poem that resulted – it is for them, and for anyone else who may find inspiration from the nature in which we walk.


Wind whispers the truths
of a thousand shimmering leaves
and a thousand blades of grass
Whispers through deep sleep
when our mind has wandered
Moments in eternity

Wind whispers our loves
through scent of wolf willow
and sweet essence of wild rose
Whispers to lost minds
the directions to turn
Spirit’s compass for life’s travellers