Patricia Celis, and I am 18 years old. I have always been fascinated with words; the way they can express feelings of beauty and truth, and I have used words precisely to express how I feel and how I see the world.

Murmurs of the Wind

surely no lover's tongue

could be as sweet as

the murmurs of the wind?

nor could a glimpse of earthly beauty

be as glorious as the chill of

an evening breeze;

surely a lover's touch

could not equal the thrill

felt by the spirit

as the wind touches my face;

nor could there be a more

breath-taking sight as seeing

the trees dancing

softly, gently, in the air

against the shadow of the night.

Copyright 2000 by Patricia Celis