Windmills Of Your Mind.


I roll over the green field at speed

Then lift up into the blue sky above

Higher and higher I sail towards the clouds,

The silence surrounds me like a blanket of love,

Up and up I go looking down to where I was,

I see the green beauty of the earth

Its cloak of so many shades of green.

I lift up and turn in a circle,

The land above me, the sky below

Twisting like a spiral in the beauty of life.

Once more I level out and sail upwards

Towards the beautiful white clouds,

I sail my way through and above them.

Now looking downwards through the cloud

The green is a lighter hue created by Nature’s wonder.

I start to descend through the clouds

And looking down I spiral once more,

Round and around I sail in the silence,

The beautiful silence that brings peace within me.

Slowly I circle my way to earth and land gently.

As I stop I look up once more and think of the beauty,

The beauty of the sky above as I was circling within it

Bringing peace and wonder forever within me.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 9th, 2021 02:12
  • Comment from author about the poem: The song 'The Windmills Of Your MInd' I have known since 1968 when the film "The Thomas Crown Affair" came out. It is a song that I have heard many times, I have played it on piano, clarinet and trumpet and I have sung it. It is a song that is obviously amongst my favourites but I have never written about it. I have now!
  • Category: Reflection
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  • orchidee

    Good write Gold.
    Any planes about in 1066?!

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi.

      No planes but plenty of arrows - well one at least.


      • orchidee

        If only I hadn't turned up, THAT arrow would not have been fired!

      • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

        Beautiful poem 🙂 lovely words and flow !

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you yellowrose, much appreciated.


        • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

          It’s nice how you take songs and use them as inspiration

          • Goldfinch60

            Music has been part of my life for over 60 years so the inspiration is often there.


          • dusk arising

            One of the greatest song lyrics from the 60's indeed.

            Aptly describes the mind of a poet, certainly you my friend. As you bring a calming other worldliness to our conscience in your words so often.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you for your very kind words d a.

              That song is so very good I never get tired of hearing it.


            • L. B. Mek

              and once more, dear poet
              you've delivered us a read overflowing with Spring's concept for soaring hope's and dreamed goals, so then
              let us all land and walk reality's streets
              armed with that peace and wonder
              your words instilled..
              yet another great write Andy!

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Mek, may that peace and wonder be with us all forever.


              • John Prophet

                Hi Andy, I’ve have similar visual/mental flights of fancy through our world then out into the Cosmos. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could physically soar. Mental will have to do. Wonderful write. JP

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you John, maybe one day our mental hopes will become reality - we can but hope.


                • Doggerel Dave

                  Descriptive poetry that actually took me on a flight - Thanks Andy.
                  PS: Thomas Crown A also a formative part of my cinema experience way back then..

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Dave.

                    Yes the Thomas Crown Affair was part of my cinema experience. One of the comments on that YouTube clip was " the only thing cooler than Thomas Crown was Steve McQueen"


                  • FredPeyer

                    Andy you took me back to my late teens when I learned how to fly. It was not a glider though, it was a single engine plane. But the feeling was the same!

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Glad I brought back good memories Fred.


                    • MendedFences27

                      A pleasant flight it was. Your words gave a lofty air to it, and we were all in the clouds with you, if only in our minds, - Phil A.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you Phil, our minds can bring such wonders to us.


                      • Ethan Daniel

                        Incredible poem Andy reading it brought me great joy. Keep up your amazing work and I can’t wait to read your next one! - Ethan

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Thank you Ethan your kind words are much appreciated.


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