Rocky Mountain Wind

Photo by Kurt James

Rocky Mountain Wind – Since the early times in the Colorado Rocky Mountains man has searched for what he thought would make them rich and their lives complete. In their search they missed the obvious of what the Ute Indians of these mountains had already known – Contentment was not what was beneath the ground, but above in the trees, nature and the high mountain wind.

Rocky Mountain Wind
So blow, blow across the mountain and the clouds Rocky Mountain Wind,
Above the trees, stars, and clouds – where the wind and Indian spirits blend.

Since man has walked the white shroud mountains of old,
They search the Rocky Mountain frontier for wealth untold.

Above timberline and the clouds the vision is something to behold,
For those with the desire to hunt for the elusive silver and gold.

Life is harsh above the evergreen and aspen trees where the air is thin,
As desire turns into obsession for somewhere most have never been.

So blow, blow across the mountain and the clouds Rocky Mountain Wind,
Above the trees, stars, and clouds – where the wind and Indian spirits blend.

Loneliness and death have been just a lightning strike or snowstorm away,
On top of the mountain where the Ute Indians with arms held high use to pray.

What the gold and silver miners in their search for treasure can never see,
Is how the Rocky Mountain Wind can speak and was meant to set them free.

Lost in their desire for the shining silver twinkle and the golden lust,
What surrounds them is the wind of the olden Ute spirits and their trust.

For the ones that, look above the ground and listen to the rushing wind,
For the wealth that they seek rides the current and winds that the ancients send.

So blow, blow across the mountain and the clouds Rocky Mountain Wind,
Above the trees, stars, and clouds – where the wind and Indian spirits blend.
Kurt James

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

6 thoughts on “Rocky Mountain Wind

  • April 28, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    I love this poem, Kurt. Your reference to the Ute Indians is very touching. Great phrasing and rhyme as always.

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    • April 28, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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      Thank you Phyllis – The Ute Indians that roamed the Colorado Rockies before men from Spain ever saw the high country play a huge part in all my novels.

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    • April 28, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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      Glad you found some enjoyment in this piece Tony. Thanks for stopping by.

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  • May 25, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    Beautifully written, for the dispense of what Nature had always been intended!

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