Mad Dog Wind

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Mad Dog Wind
Barcelona

from
Last Year in Paradise
(1979)

It rushes through the city,
loses itself in hotel lobbies,
comes out to snatch and snuffle
at the empty hands of children.

It hustles leaves,
leaves paper-trails
of flighty pigeons
flapping, indignant,
across the square.

Delayed by doors,
it snorts at windows,
shudders
tight-closed shutters,
rages at rooftops,

chases
a ragged herd of clouds
around the sky
high above the Ramblas.

5 thoughts on “Mad Dog Wind

  1. ‘Semi-articulated woof’? If I am reading it correctly. And ‘indignant’ (the welsh accent resonates in my head with that abbreviation) not ‘indignantly’, as a purist might argue, and be wrong.
    Beautiful.

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