Wind: As the wind builds, some verse about the power we utilize.

The least wind

Effortless Motion

by Willie Blevins


When the wind is light and

the water is smooth

a well trimmed boat

will fly silently,

effortless motion,

at the  inevitable vertex of wind and water, plastic and stainless steel,

seamless Siamese twins of nature and technology.

As the wind builds, the twins separate becoming distant cousins

then casual acquaintances, and finally


The deterioration of the relationship is reduced by

the skill of the skipper and the crew.


Broken Rig

Nature versus Technology without cooperation

If negotiations ever totally break down, nature always wins.