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Spring Poem: The Wind

We both love using poetry in the classroom. You can read about how Heidi used it recently here. I'll be posting some more about it later this week when I start a new feature on Wednesday.

Today seemed like a good day to share one of my favorite spring poems, The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson. I love putting this poem up in the Spring and hearing the students read it over and over. It's a longer poem, but I usually only post the first part (up until the first repetition of "Oh wind…")

The Wind

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Oh wind, a blowing all day long,
Oh 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

Oh wind, a blowing all day long!
Oh 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!

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