LANGUAGE AND WIND I

Responsive Writing Exercise: I re-wrote the phrase "sound of wind" over and over, each time allowing my sensory experience of the wind at Belle Anse, the beautiful cove of caves, to more deeply inform the shape and contour of the words. These are the last two lines of the exercise. 

The human tongue begins to develop a unique shape, and from that the wind/breath can be articulated with sounds somewhat different than other members of the animal kingdom. Sounds, made by tongues, refine the resonating chamber of the throat; the jawbone perfects its function to sing of life; and the wind, the word, is now made flesh. Beginning as grunts and groans, yips and yuks, sound begets word. Bred by breath, sung by the wind, the word unfolds from the cavern of the human throat.
— Emilie Conrad, "Life on Land"