Like Santa Ana Winds

The Poetic Winds of March are blowing over at dVerse Poets Pub today. Kathleen Everett has challenged to write about the wind or to use the wind as a character or presence. I decided to combine my two favorite winds in this poem. The first is the Santa Ana winds of my youth in California. Although they could be dangerous because they fueled wildfires, I loved them.

Like Santa Ana Winds

As the arid Santa Ana winds
sweeping across
the hot California landscape
embrace me
warm my skin and to my core
feels like heaven

So does Your Holy Spirit
sweeping through
my cold inner heartscape
embrace me
warm the depths of my soul
promises heaven

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


25 Responses

  1. Though I never experienced the Santa Ana, in my mind it linked to the East Wind (which I know too well). That too is warm and dry and always rises in me an unexplainable longing for something undefinable. Never thought about faith in this context, and maybe I should. Thank you 🙂

  2. Friends of mine get the full brunt of the Santa Anas and have had to evacuate their homes in the past due to fire….there is something otherworldly about winds..they have their way, cannot be contained, but affect our lives tremendously..

  3. Those winds can be comforting on a hot landscape ~ I also like the spiritual warmth of the second part ~ Thanks for participating ~

  4. The ten years I lived in S.CA., I enjoyed the warm winds, warmish water, but the tinder-dry brush & annual wildfires rivaled the cuddling with the curse. I do like your comparisons though; didn’t dig the flash-flooding on the desert either.

    • Yes, I recall more than once being evacuated in grade school because of wildfires being brought close by the Santa Anas. The dry climate has its downside for sure. 🙂

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