For Wendy Blaxland, That Wind is a response to what happens in her immediate natural world. She writes, ‘we have had much wild weather here in Australia in the past few years, but are also blessed by a vibrant light which always uplifts me.’
That Wind That wind we fear frees the old leaves from the trees and sweeps the clouds on to reveal the sky behind like a luminous blue eggshell.
Wendy Blaxland is an award-winning writer. She has published poetry in Australia, England, the United States and Norway and over 110 books, mainly for children, both fiction and non-fiction. She is also a playwright with over 25 plays produced. Wendy lives surrounded by bush near Sydney. Much of her poetry is inspired by the environment in which she lives. But she is a citizen of the world and is passionate about how poetry can vibrate the heartstrings of its people.