Poems About Wind

One of my homeschooling friends up here shared a poem on a particularly windy day this week and I thought I’d share it here as well.

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Like Rain it sounded till it curved

Like Rain it sounded till it curved
And then I knew ‘twas Wind —
It walked as wet as any Wave
But swept as dry as sand —
When it had pushed itself away
To some remotest Plain
A coming as of Hosts was heard
That was indeed the Rain —
It filled the Wells, it pleased the Pools
It warbled in the Road —

It pulled the spigot from the Hills
And let the Floods abroad —
It loosened acres, lifted seas
The sites of Centres stirred
Then like Elijah rode away
Upon a Wheel of Cloud.

-Emily Dickinson


Maybe it’s the blogger in me, or the homeschooler, but I couldn’t leave it at that.  Here’s another wind poem that I like for it’s simplicity.


Who Has Seen the Wind?


Who has seen the wind?

Neither I nor you:

But when the leaves hang trembling,

The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?

Neither you nor I:

But when the trees bow down their heads,

The wind is passing by.

Source: The Golden Book of Poetry (1947)



Finally, who can pass up a poem from Winnie the Pooh?



Wind on the Hill


No one can tell me,

   Nobody knows,

Where the wind comes from,

   Where the wind goes.

It’s flying from somewhere

   As fast as it can,

I couldn’t keep up with it,

   Not if I ran.

But if I stopped holding

   The string of my kite,

It would blow with the wind

   For a day and a night.

And then when I found it,

   Wherever it blew,

I should know that the wind

   Had been going there too.

So then I could tell them

   Where the wind goes . . .

But where the wind comes from

Nobody knows.

A. A. Milne, “Wind on the Hill” from The Complete Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh.


Do you have a favorite poem about the wind?


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A Catholic mom to four boys, Laura has been homeschooling since 2005. Currently, one son is in school while the others are at home. When not 'working', she is enjoying life up in Alaska.

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