Wind in the Leaves

Wind in the leaves brings healing

to my spirit,

yet, with this size wound

will I be able

to recover?

We all go through tough situations, all of us. Sometimes though the wounds become just too much.

I’m there now. My wife is ok, although she’s still getting treatments. I won’t go into details, but I am in need of healing. I’ve always been open and honest, so there it is.

The poet needs healing.

It may be days, or weeks, I don’t know. I may share some previous work until then.

If you ever get a message saying this is a private site it just means the break will be extensive.

I have two sources I go to for internal healing: nature and love. Yes of course there is God and faith but for me that is the love part.

I’m convinced God doesn’t have an AR-15.

And there’s my wife. She’s my best friend in the whole world.

So thank you for understanding, maybe the internal healing will come much sooner than I know. One can hope.



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51 thoughts on “Wind in the Leaves

  1. oh my Nico, I’m soooo sorry and sending you every bit of love, healing, faith, hope and ray of sunshine I can muster. Prayers and divinity to you. Take good care of you and I know you will of her! 💖💖💖🙏🙏🙏🙏

  2. I am so glad you are able to share your vulnerability through poetry and wordflow, Prayers for healing even as you pen these words.

  3. Very touching post and so sad to read , suddenly how so sad situation to you 🙏😢🌷
    Healing prayers and hope brings happiness to your life , be brave 👍🏻♥️🌷 there the
    beautiful nature and the wind are so powerful healing from earth mother and your wife
    sure will ok as well 🖖👏💕 I’m praying for her fast recovery 🌷🙏🌷

  4. OH Nico! Praying for you, my friend! Thanks for sharing and may you feel overwhelmed with God’s love and strength and healing, and yes the beautiful nature He created.

  5. I am praying for you both for an hour by hour and minute by minute sense of God’s presence whatever is happening. And we will read older pieces and they will touch us and we will understand silence and wait and not forget either of you.

    1. Thank you Maren! I really appreciate your beautiful comments and prayers. I’m especially blessed by not being forgotten. Peace and beautiful blessings to you.

  6. Nico, I wish you and your wife strength and courage during this difficult and frightening time.
    Nature is a wonderful healer and so is the love of friends. So let all enter your soul.
    Bless you both


  7. H Nico, you and your wife are in my prayers, and I’m so sorry you’re both going through such a difficult time. Take good care. Blessings and love, Lauren

  8. The comedian, who always makes others laugh, is often the saddest one in the room. The poet can help so many and heal so many hearts with his words, but he needs other words to heal himself. At one point, standing tall needs to take a break. I am glad that you take the time for giving healing the possibility to work. I respect you and the peace you need but if I can do something for you (and if it is only unloading) feel free to contact me. I am there. So far, I am sending you healing energy from the bottom of my heart, and much love to you, Nico.

    1. Erika I cannot thank you enough! I’m so glad you are here on my site, with your tremendous gift of encouraging others. I’ve had so much brokenness in my life sometimes I think I cannot handle more…..yet this is where the light comes in, like Rumi said. I know I’m too vulnerable or too sensitive but it is always worth the risk. And this is where a lot of my writing comes from. Anyway thanks again. Peace and wonderful blessings my friend.

      1. The open-hearted always risks to become hurt. The bigger that open heart the more room for everything. You are very sensitive. You feel, see, and perceive things, others are blind to. The world needs more people like you. And if there were more people like you, there would be less pain to open hearts… Thank you for being you, Nico, from one heart to the other. Blessings and sunshine to you, dear friend.

      2. Your comments are bringing tears! But they are good ones because of your truly beautiful comments. Thank you Erika! Peace and beautiful blessings my friend. I am truly grateful.

  9. I respect and admire your openness, Nico. Sending you and your wife, loving and healing thoughts. Thank you for all the beauty and goodness you share. May it come back to you tenfold. 💞

    1. Thank you Michele for your encouragement, positivity and wonderful blessings! I’m very grateful. I’m so glad you’re part of my blogging experience. Peace and wonderful blessings to you.

      1. Thank you, Nico. It is a joy and an honor to read your work, view your photos, and receive your thoughtful comments on my blog. 🙏🏻

  10. All my prayers for both of you🙏🙏🙏💖💖💖. Being close to nature is the way to healing.
    I read or listen to books by John O’Donohue and Mark Nepo these days for mental peace!

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