Oct 9, 2008

The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Wind

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

3 comments:

Alyosha said...

Ahhhh another loverly poem by him...

And a loverly header also, very cool :D The middle picture looks familiar--is it just a stock photo?

OH and nice quote. hehe.

Laura said...

Love it, love it, LOVE IT, Kayli! :)

Kayla said...

RLS is so wonderful! I just love his poetry! :)

Yes, that's just a stock photo, Aly. :) Thank you.

LOL Yes! That quote is hilarious! The rest of it would be..."and always acted as if they were proud of possessing so much!" It's all pretty funny, I just thought I shouldn't put it all up there. :)

Isn't that particular poem so inspiring, Lauri?? It's one of my favorites!