the edge of the storm –
sylphs and their fury
drawn in sharp lines
Linked to Carpe Diem #611: Sylph.
Sylphs are female spirits who look like angels or fairies and reside – and have power – in the wind and the air:
“Their activities are manifest in the gatherings of clouds, in the blowing of the wind, the downpour of rain and the formation of snow. They are also responsible for the growth and maturity of all the plant life we see around us.” [Source]
Since I chatter about “the muses” with my blogging friends on a regular basis (!) I found this pretty interesting:
“It has been suggested that the Muses of Greek mythology were Sylphs who had assumed human form in order to guide humans on a spiritual path. They are associated with the activity of the mind and can influence and inspire human actions. It is generally though that they are attracted to poets and artists and instill them with visions of spiritual beauty.” [Source]
The name “sylph” comes from Greek (“silphe”) which means “butterfly” or “moth”.
Here is our host’s haiku, inspired by sylphs:
whispering through leaves
the sweet sound of the spirits of the wind –