The Wind

by Robert Louis Stevenson


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!

Margaret Tarrant 1888-1959

HT – always inspirational Donna

5 thoughts on “More Windy Day Inspiration

  1. Susanne says:

    Lol! That would have been a great piglet to have up! Ya we’ve got the wind power thing going around here too! 30 miles from here are windmills and then about another 30 from there are where they originally tried them in Canada. They’re still whipping.


  2. Yes it is normally quite windy on PEI – in fact, not having any oil like you folk, we are exploring wind power for energy. The govt. is putting up a number of windmills – they’re huge. But this wind was extra wild – 85 km an hour with gusts over 100. And our basement flooded – so mayabe I should have put up the image of Piglet – where he throws the bottle out the window with Help! P-P-Piglet. ME!”


  3. Susanne says:

    I’m getting the idea it’s as windy on PEI as it is here with the good old chinook in Alberta. Well better than blizzarding snow & sleet, I guess.


  4. Dawn says:

    love this….and the illustration..


  5. I really liked Margaret’s illustrations of the Stephenson poems too!Did you see the Shadow and Bed at Night? Two of my favorites :o)


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