Clouds Move, Chimes Ring, Trees Dance in the Wind

I’ve been so busy writing other types of poetry that I almost forgot about #RonovanWritesWeeklyHaikuChallenge. This week the prompt words are Blow & Please. I immediately thought of the wind and how it moves the clouds. Later my thoughts turned to birthday candles.




Moving Clouds


Wind blows where it will

Moving clouds across the sky

Changing shapes that please



The wind was blowing quite strong this afternoon bringing a slight chill to an otherwise warm day. [bctt tweet=”I watched the trees moving back and forth, and it was like watching a dance.” username=”GaylWright”] The picture doesn’t really show them moving, but they inspired the next haiku nonetheless.


Dancing Trees


Dark against the sky

Trees sway in a pleasing dance

Wind blows fast and free




Melodic Chimes


Breezes gently blow

Chimes ring out a melody

What a pleasing sound


I tried to upload a video to share with you the music of the chimes, but the internet would not cooperate. You’ll just have to use your imagination.

This next photo is the first thing that popped into my mind when I thought of blowing out candles. My granddaughter was quite enthralled at her sixth birthday.



Birthday Candles


Blow out the candles

Celebrate your day of birth

Please come join the fun


Birthdays and Wind Blowing


In thinking of birthdays and how the wind blows I’m reminded of the encounter Nicodemus had with Jesus one night. Jesus told him that the only way to see the kingdom of God was to be reborn. That confused Nicodemus and he wondered how in the world that could be. Jesus was talking about being born of the Spirit, and He said something that perplexed Nicodemus even more.

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. (John 3:8)

We don’t understand how it all works, but Jesus did explain a little more about His own part in the process:

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:14-17)

I am thankful Jesus came to earth and loved us enough to follow through with His mission to save us.

12 thoughts on “Clouds Move, Chimes Ring, Trees Dance in the Wind

  1. Dear Gayl, I am glad you remembered to check for the Haiku Challenge. You blessed us with an abundance today, my friend! As soon as I saw the Birthday Cake photo with your sweet Granddaughter, I immediately thought of my little one celebrating his 2nd Birthday today, and his cute way of saying “pease” right now. Isn’t our Heavenly Father so good to us, to find so many ways to show us His Presence? I love the way that Jesus used the wind to describe the Spirit. I think of that often when my own wind chimes blow. Blessings and Hugs to you, as you continue to recover. xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie, Thank you so much for your continued encouragement! It’s so fun celebrating the birthdays of our grandchildren, isn’t it? 🙂 They are such blessings from the Lord.

      God’s presence is with us always, and I’m trying to remember to notice even in the small things. I’m so thankful He loves and cares for us.

      Blessings to you, dear Bettie, and lots of hugs! xo

    1. Yes, God knew we’d have the wind around a lot, so maybe that’s why He used it as an illustration. 🙂 I think we sometimes don’t realize how close the Holy Spirit really is to us.

      Blessing to you, dear Tara! xo

  2. Dear Gayl, it is powerful how much truth the Bible holds. John 3:8 is wonderful mystery…Wondering how Ñicodemus tried to figure out… Maybe he was lost staring ?
    Thanks for the encouragement, Gayl.

    1. Yes, it is very powerful, Ifeoma. So much truth and mystery and love and grace.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and I’m glad you were encouraged!

      Many blessings and hugs to you, dear Ifeoma!

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