The Wind

“The Wind” is a copywork selection in Primer Two Winter.

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!

~ Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child’s Garden of Verses

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Image from: A Child’s Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrated by Charles Robinson
Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909

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