Friday, March 16, 2007

Poetry Friday - The Wind and the Kite

William and I have been thinking and talking of building and flying kites. It is, after all, the glorious month of March. So, I present my poetry Friday selections, poems about the wind and kites. Enjoy!

The first poem is by Christina Rossetti.
Who Has Seen the Wind?
Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing thro'.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by.
The second poem is by Leslie Tryon.
Have you seen the wind?
Did it just pass by?
I can't see it,
In the cloudless sky.

But my hat blew away,
And I saw the trees sway,
So this must be
a windy day.
Finally, here is a short poem on kites by Mark Sawyer.
Kite Days
A kite, a sky, and a good firm breeze,
And acres of ground away from trees,
And one hundred yards of clean, strong string --
O boy, O boy! I call that Spring!

1 comment:

  1. My 6-year-old came home yesterday with a musical setting of "Who Has Seen the Wind?" that she says she composed herself. I was enjoying listening to her, and wondering where I'd seen that poem recently...and it was here!

    Thanks for the reminders of spring.