A Peaceful Wind Came My Way


Since April 2006 I’ve been writing poems. I’m not sure exactly why I started to compose them but when the mood strikes the words flow without effort. Curiously, they are Shakespearean in style and I write best when I use a theatrical English voice.

This is the poem I wrote for my wife, which I read to her on the occasion of our wedding. It speaks for itself and is truly heartfelt, she is a breath of fresh air, she energizes me, she makes me want to be a better man.

A Peaceful Wind Came My Way
Written by Tim Hief, November 1, 2007

Though I know not whence it came, nor next appointed path
A peaceful wind came my way.

Though reeling from mornings clever ruse, the promise of the day fleeting
A peaceful wind came my way.

Though my fate languish in disguise, and me the jester dancing to the carnival tune
A peaceful wind came my way.

If not for the transforming wind, surely the armies of consequence, still demanding surrender, would over take me at river’s crossing. Too weary to brave the waters, to ford the stream, I would my future escape without rider to benefit another.

She stood at the bank, beckoned me on with a smile envied by wild flowers. Her words were simple, her voice clear, “Come this way. We shall mount up, the wind at our back to hasten our advance, blessing awaits.”

I know her name, she is the Spring I remember from youth, the pleasant embrace of the Summer’s sun, and the brilliant colors of Autumn. I rest in her arms while the night creatures sing songs of adventure. For me, the sad moments of my mishandled life are blown away.

A peaceful wind came my way.

Thanks for reading this far.


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5 Responses

  1. Eric Nelson says:

    Love is often redemption and reward in the same wonderful package.

  2. Tom West â„¢ says:

    The Lord of the Wind is a truly free entity who will come when you call. A mishandled life (or any human existence) can be forgotten in the midst of the wind. The wind is ever-present and always changing.

  3. ugli says:

    deep, you are so so deep, no wonder we keep reading each other's blog. You are an inspiration Tim, go Tim go

  4. MARILYN L says:

    Tim – What a beautiful poem. I can tell it came from your heart. I am so happy for you! Take care.

  5. Sunny Bee says:

    Wow….that was soooooo romantic!!!!!! I kind of pictured you in those puffy pants with a feathered beret though (is that okay, lol)…..very sweet, Tim….she's a lucky girl!