Empire of Winds

A temple to the elements 

Tipped in the light of heavens 

Valleys bound in solitude 

Carved by the soul of earth 

Songs unseen while felt  

Who speak to the soul 

Speak of the soul 


Voices as old as time 

An empire of winds

Tristan Barnard

BSc Wood & Wood Product Science,

Empire of winds was inspired by the song of the same name by “Alpine Universe” and partly by the associated documentary trailer. This poem speaks of the primal forces of the Earth which shape existence unseen and how these forces possess a spirit which speaks to the soul, whom craves healing, compassion, and freedom. It may also speak of sailing, channeling the two mediums of the world through a vessel bound with the task of passage, safe guarding of souls, bringing aid and chasing freedom. It speaks of having awe for elements as old as time while being beyond ones control which invite the traveler to journey.

Illustration done by Neil Mellet

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