Every Way The Wind Blows

They marvel at your skill
How lifelike I appear
As though I could fly
Every way the wind blows

They know not your dark secret 

A twirl in Sol’s gold
Coiling in Luna’s silver
Diaphanous and solid
Every way the wind blows

How your majik sealed me within

Lighter than dandelion fluff
Joyful wings ever airborne
Yet never take flight
Every way the wind blows

A statue admired as so alive

The ethereal made corporeal
To this post ever bound
In eternal dervish motion
Every way the wind blows

I scream unheard in living death


Today at dVerse Lillian invites  us to pick a piece of art and tell a story from the view of the artist or the art itself.  I recently saw this wonderful piece of kinetic art and have been completely enchanted by it.

I promise this started out on a much happier note, wondering about the unknown artist who could create such a delightful thing. But as I watched the video again, I thought what if this isn’t the magnificent work of a very talented artist, but of magic, dark magic that trapped a faerie playing with a dandelion.

Perhaps the statue looks so alive because she is….

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14 thoughts on “Every Way The Wind Blows

  1. Wonderful video!!! I love moving art and this is absolutely captivating. “I scream unheard in living death” — the living caught in eternal movement – circular – the same circle – never reaching a stopping point. Well done — love this take on the prompt!

  2. Whoa, I love the twisted, sick darkness in this. It reminded me of the movie “House of Wax” with Vincent Price where he used real people as his wax sculptures…creeped me out when I was young! But I love the sculpture and the video…very charming.

  3. This is my first introduction to this moving sculpture. I adore dandelion clocks and to see this magical work of art in motion was a treat. I do agree, there is a darker side, which you have captured (no pun intended) in the italicised ‘asides’. A beautiful balance of light and dark.

  4. I believe I have used that lovely piece of work before. I admire the voice, melancholy and these lines:

    Joyful wings ever airborne
    Yet never take flight

  5. Ah.. yes.. white and bLack
    magicK of the Statue real..
    moon child incantations
    come to real as weLL..
    yeah.. it’s
    sort of off
    topicK butt
    that happened
    real too.. perhaps
    coincidence.. perhaps
    synchronicity.. but never
    the less.. yes.. MagicK Isreal..;)

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