Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

The Wind

Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

I saw you toss the kites on high
And blow the birds about the sky;
And all around I heard you pass,
Like ladies' skirts across the grass--
O wind, a-blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song!

I saw the different things you did,
But always you yourself you hid.
I felt you push, I heard you call,
I could not see yourself at all--
O wind, a-blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song!

O you that are so strong and cold,
O blower, are you young or old?
Are you a beast of field and tree,
Or just a stronger child than me?
O wind, a-blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song!


Comments about The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • A B Faniki (9/5/2019 8:58:00 PM)

    A lovelypoem thanks for shaing such great work.(Report)Reply

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  • golu raj (8/13/2019 8:16:00 AM)

    Add a comment.(Report)Reply

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  • Jyoti (4/16/2019 11:57:00 AM)

    It is very nice and cute poem(Report)Reply

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  • Debra (4/14/2019 8:30:00 PM)

    I learned this poem in grade school and its still my favorite I love the wind and I think it I because of this poem(Report)Reply

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  • wow found a (1/30/2019 8:49:00 AM)

    ...............speach less(Report)Reply

    banana(11/11/2019 6:11:00 PM)

    it's speechless, not speach less

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  • luke summerlin (1/15/2019 9:35:00 AM)

    hello people of america i come in peace(Report)Reply

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  • Harshad (9/10/2018 6:34:00 AM)

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  • Chandrika (5/9/2018 9:25:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poetry 💖💖💖(Report)Reply

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  • Hassan Tausif (5/6/2018 12:45:00 PM)

    The poem is very nice ma boiis it is very nice






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    Ba ma freand(Report)Reply

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  • Charvi (4/28/2018 11:26:00 AM)

    It was a very nice and helpful poem for me(Report)Reply

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  • JESHITA (2/6/2018 5:53:00 AM)

    A VERY NICE POEM I LIKE IT TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH(Report)Reply

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  • sanjay B.Wardhe (12/29/2017 12:30:00 AM)

    Very very nice poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Navneet singh (11/26/2017 6:50:00 AM)

    Very nice poem(Report)Reply

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  • annania (11/19/2017 2:17:00 AM)

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  • OVIEMO PATRICK (2/21/2015 7:52:00 AM)

    Please what are the rhyme scheme of each stanza of the above poem. 2} please explain this poem in five lines.(Report)Reply

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  • Shivani Gowda (7/4/2013 10:20:00 AM)

    The poem creates a chant-like mood. It keeps repeating in your mind and never leaves. I love it.(Report)Reply

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  • Amy Fisher (7/3/2013 4:23:00 AM)

    One of the first books of poetry I ever read was A Child's Garden of Verses, from which this poem came. Unfortunately, many of the poems in that book are pedantic and suffer from stifling Victorian moralizing, However, I always thought The Wind was a wonderful exception, a beautiful poem, which, when read properly, actually has the cadence and rhythm of a wind blowing one about. One of my favorite poems.(Report)Reply

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  • Georgena White (2/6/2012 6:33:00 PM)

    hi i love it i am writing it now love you all(Report)Reply

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  • Javed Rizvi (7/9/2008 2:48:00 AM)

    there's something very profound about this poem of RL's. It hits upon ur emotions and makes u want ot cry each time u read it. I feel it has to do with rl's unique style and the simple, plaintve themes of his poems. they always bring out the child in u transporting u to the past and the subconscious memories that lie therein. a desperate craving for the past is the hallmark of all his poems. and his rhyme scheme is such that passions erupt within u like a volcano.(Report)Reply

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  • Risha : Ahmed (4/9/2007 1:29:00 AM)

    This poem is there in our school textbook. I just love reading it again and again till I learn it byheart.(Report)Reply

    Kareem ahemed(5/6/2018 12:46:00 PM)

    You suckers

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003