Pine Wind and Bicycles

Under the hum of streetlights, bicycle flutters gather,
the sheer grey range reconstitutes as starless black.

From the faraways and thoroughfares voices wail, near
and distant, chatters of sirens rattle through night black.

Through park lands peach blossoms twirl, and twirl,
even here the pine winds chant can be heard.


Hedges in dimensions perfect mark path edges,
flower beds in colours calculated rest in immaculate squares.

Gusts from four corners trail blossoms in ten directions,
iron shears cannot cut the pine wind.


Grey monoliths transform in black sentinels,
flutters of bicycles seek out the shop fronts,

radiant weaves of neon strands chatter bright,
the night tie just rolls, and rolls.


First picture found here:

Second picture found here:

Third picture found here:


About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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23 Responses to Pine Wind and Bicycles

  1. Ian Moone says:

    really like the last picture

  2. simonhlilly says:

    Geometry and fluidity – very nice!

  3. D... says:

    The funny thing is that you do paint like that, but you paint with words. I can close my eyes and see distinct and wonderful images. Maybe it’s the collaboration of your words as the brush and my imagination as colors that create the images?

    Also pine wind is awesome, but I think there would be a pleasing smell to the pine wind too. Umm…piney, maybe?

    • You know why that is? I can’t draw. At all. Well apart from stick dinosaurs and stuff (including dragons and Godzilla). And it’s something I want to be good at. So, coming from the background of Chinese poetry, and a love of pictures, my poetry’s evolved along visual lines.

      And for pine wind, tis another way of saying (from what I gathered from the poet Stonehouse) Buddha’s words. Just a nice way of saying it.

  4. brian miller says:

    it does, it does…very atmospheric piece…love all the visuals…flutter of bicycles adds an audio texture as well….like this much…and nice pairing as well with the art…

  5. Claudia says:

    great building up of atmosphere here..and that last pic is just freakin awesome

  6. 1emeraldcity says:

    This is a great collaboration of art and words, Sky, that is so uniquely you. I agree with Brian…there is an audio quality to all this. And I love “pine winds” Nice work!

  7. kelly says:

    love the chant of pine winds… this poem felt like that same sound…. lovely!

  8. ayala says:

    Love all the visuals…lovely!

  9. cloudfactor5 says:

    awesome with great imagery as usual !! maybe you’ve been to Flagstaff, AZ where the pine winds still blow strong !!

  10. voxpoetria says:

    Love this 🙂

  11. I’ve never heard of pine winds before. They sound lovely if there is the scent of pine in it. Your prose compliments the art so well. Yes you painted with words what the artist painted in pictures. The last pic is lovely.

  12. Something like a ghazal – each thing hearkening back to the pine winds. Well structured and very captivating!

  13. rosemary mint says:

    Love that last painting, as well as your short snippets of poetry—my favorite kind. 🙂

  14. Zouxzoux says:

    A unique story of a city night…..lovely.

  15. hedgewitch says:

    Beautiful, unique descriptions make for strong visuals and a sense of nature pervading even the most occupied and concrete of places.

  16. Chazinator says:

    You’re so adept at capturing these moments of raging life within the calm center. That’s the best way I can describe whatbyou achieve with such marvelous images, andvthe cadence of transtemporal awareness. That the pieces are tied, often, together with recurring words from previous sections, the movement of spirit reflects a change that similar to the changing colors in a crystal rather than mechanical motion. Excellent always.

  17. joanna says:

    beautiful image snippets here, painting a vivid whole. especially like
    “iron shears cannot cut the pine wind.”

  18. ManicDdaily says:

    First – on a separate post – so amazed by the origami. Really really enjoy those.

    Then – these are so lovely. Agree with Chazinator – and Joanna – the iron shears line is beautiful, but so many of the lines are really terrific and the whole feel of it – the catching of the natural world in city scape – really well done. Thanks so much. Thanks also for your kind comments at my blog. K.

  19. Becky says:

    Wonderful words to go with lovely pictures.

  20. Emma says:

    This is gorgeous poetry, the repetition of the pine wind images is enchanting for me, living among pines as I do, and I just really enjoy all of the colors, sounds, and natural images that I encounter as I read. It’s beautiful. I could live in this line, I think:

    even here the pine winds chant can be heard

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