2.5 Windy Lines

No one can tell me,
Nobody knows,
Where the wind comes from,
Where the wind goes.
From ‘A Wind on the Hill’

by A.A. Milne

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.

– Christina Rossetti

Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies
pray to the morning light,
The wind lies asleep in the arms of the dawn
like a child that has cried all night.

– From ‘The Coromandel Fisher’
by Sarojini Naidu

You throw the sand against the wind,
And the wind blows it back again.

– William Blake

… O Wind,
If winter comes,
can spring be far behind ?

– P. B. Shelley

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!

– From ‘The Wind’
by R. L. Stevenson