‘Up in the Wind’ captures a public house history with the nature surrounding it, and how it impacts others.
This poem is a dramatic monologue by Edward Thomas. The poem is excellently written and follows a simple story with complex themes hiding behind it. It is regarded as one of Thomas' best-known and most commonly read poems for the way it incorporates elements of a narrative with a Romantic depiction of experience and the natural world. Readers are likely to enjoy Thomas' use of perspective and characterization as well.
I could wring the old thing's neck that put it there!
A public-house! it may be public for birds,
Squirrels and suchlike, ghosts of charcoal-burners