In the Wind by Brenda-Lee Ranta


Eagles cried above their heads

to warn them of coming change;

in the wind, the scent of suspicion


Here they worshipped Source, God,

Universe, in the living, in every

leaf, every blade of grass; thanking

the Great Spirit in the sky for their

sustenance; praising heavy clouds for

a bountiful rain, warming suns that

grew the root; the caribou, the moose,

the deer, the fowl that fed them through

the seasons. Silently they waded in the

pristine waters, homage given for the

thirst quenched, fish that filled bellies.


Being one with the fertile soil, warm

beneath their feet, padding silently

through forests, inhaling deeply spring

air, seeing their breath in the frost of

winter. Sacredness upon this land, that

gave up to them willingly. Stars alone

guiding them, the suns telling the time

of day, the leaves foretell of winter;

teaching their children the secrets of

of the Great Eagle, and the tales of the

Elders; this proud and mighty people


Big ships came, bringing with them

the end of paradise, when Eagles

cried above their heads…


© Brenda-Lee Ranta


Excerpt from the book Allegories

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brenda-lee About the Author

Brenda-Lee Ranta resides in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. She shares her journey with her life partner who is a drummer, lyricist and emerging poet. She is the mother of three children, two step-children and three grand-children. She prefers to be less ambiguous in her writing and more direct, while maintaining a lyrical flow in her verse. She holds strong political views, believing in equanimity for all humankind. These views also find their way into her choice of subject matter when writing. She is very sensitive to the emotions and plight of those around her. A writer for over 51 years of her life, she was first included as a contributor to an Anthology, titled, Imperfect Paths,” published by Creative Talents Unleashed Publishing Group. She had a lifelong dream full-filled when her first book Myriad of Perceptions was published by CTU Publishing Group in November of 2016.  It attained a five star rating from ‘Readers Favorite,’ which was quite humbling, being her first book. Allegories – A Thirst for Connection is her second book of prose and poetry.  She is very honoured to share these new writings with her readers.

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