Wind Poems

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by John Donne

Sweetest love, I do not go,
For weariness of thee,
Nor in hope the world can show
A fitter love for me;
But since that I
Must die at last, 'tis best
To use myself in jest
Thus by feign'd deaths to die.

Yesternight the sun went hence,


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by Wilfred Owen


1 Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knife us ...
2 Wearied we keep awake because the night is silent ...
3 Low drooping flares confuse our memory of the salient ...
4 Worried by silence, sentries whisper, curious, nervous,
5 But nothing happens.

6 Watching, we hear the mad gusts tugging on the wire.
7 Like twitching agonies of men among its brambles.


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Green Chile
by Jimmy Santiago Baca

I prefer red chile over my eggs
and potatoes for breakfast.
Red chile ristras decorate my door,
dry on my roof, and hang from eaves.
They lend open-air vegetable stands
historical grandeur, and gently swing
with an air of festive welcome.
I can hear them talking in the wind,
haggard, yellowing, crisp, rasping
tongues of old men, licking the breeze.


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by Rudyard Kipling

By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin' eastward to the sea,
There's a Burma girl a-settin', and I know she thinks o' me;
For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say:
"Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!"
Come you back to Mandalay,
Where the old Flotilla lay:
Can't you 'ear their paddles chunkin' from Rangoon to Mandalay?
On the road to Mandalay,
Where the flyin'-fishes play,
An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!


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Duino Elegies: The First Elegy
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels'
hierarchies? and even if one of them suddenly
pressed me against his heart, I would perish
in the embrace of his stronger existence.
For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
which we are barely able to endure and are awed
because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
Each single angel is terrifying.
And so I force myself, swallow and hold back
the surging call of my dark sobbing.


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Sweet Breezes
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

swept to the housetops
on fragrant breezes so fine
petals in the wind

hues flying springtime
when the world has come outside
cherry blossom rain

saffron clouds creeping
in warm sunshine of our days


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Windswept Night
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

bluster in moonlight
all around lime trembling trees
and through fragrant fields

in a far flung dream
to be everywhere at once
under diamond stars

blooms have lost petals
there's howling in the valley


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An Exciting Encounter
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

a walk in the wind
in the fresh, fragrant season
vivifying breaths

a walk in wildness
sunlit hair is in my eyes
disorderly blooms

a walk in chaos
that keeps the pinwheels turning


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The Wind On The Ledge
by Chloe Foster

The wind scatters her hair,
The fragile fabric of her shirt clings to her back.
The wind attempts to push her forward,
As her crowded and crammed mind begins to retract.

Trapped in a memory,
Existing in the exhausting grasp of the past,
Her world; wrapped up in a few moments,
A box of trauma and pain that has yet to pass.


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Dance of the Blooms
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Wild, red roses undulate, in the windswept way,
Purple peonies flutter, along the breeze highway,
Blue and pink daisies waltz, in pathways of sun,
Delicate lilies waver, in gentle cream commotion.

Green grasses ripple, going to hued sunset end,
And orange begonias quiver, in a gold weekend,
Black and red irises shake, under bluest of blue,
As peach dahlias quake, on lanes fresh and new.

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  • Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling (83 poems about Wind)
    30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay
  • William Butler Yeats
    William Butler Yeats (79 poems about Wind)
    W.B. Yeats] (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery
    Lucy Maud Montgomery (67 poems about Wind)
    30 November 1874 – 24 Nisan 1942 / New London
  • Sara Teasdale
    Sara Teasdale (53 poems about Wind)
    August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933 / Missouri / United States
  • Algernon Charl Swinburne
    Algernon Charl Swinburne (44 poems about Wind)
    5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth (40 poems about Wind)
    1770-1850 / Cumberland / England
  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke (39 poems about Wind)
    1887-1915 / Warwickshire / England
  • Vachel Lindsay
    Vachel Lindsay (35 poems about Wind)
    November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931 / Springfield, Illinois
  •  Mary Darby Robinson
    Mary Darby Robinson (35 poems about Wind)
    1758 - 1800 / England
  • Philip Levine
    Philip Levine (33 poems about Wind)
    January 10, 1928 / Detroit, Michigan