Wind

The Storm-Wind by William Barnes

‘The Storm-Wind’ by William Barnes contrasts peace and danger with images of home and a terrifying storm. The poem emphasizes how much easier it is to appreciate the safety of home when the conditions outside are so inhospitable.

A Murmur in the Trees— to note

‘A Murmur in the Trees— to note’ by Emily Dickinson is a poem about nature’s magic. It includes mysterious images of fairy men, glowing lights in the woods, and the murmuring of trees. 

There came a Wind like a Bugle

‘There came a Wind like a Bugle –’ by Emily Dickinson depicts the incredible power of the natural world. She describes a day when a storm nearly destroyed a series of homes. 

Earth Voices by Bliss Carman

‘Earth Voices’ by Bliss Carman is a clever poem that utilizes personification in order to convey the perspective of the sun, the wind, and the rain.

The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson

‘The Wind’ by Robert Louis Stevenson inquires into the nature of the wind. Stevenson uses a young speaker in order to adequately convey a child-like wonder of this common element.

Windy Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson

‘Windy Nights’ by Robert Louis Stevenson is a children’s poem about a nighttime storm. It was first published in 1885 in A Child’s Garden of Verses. 

Subway Wind by Claude McKay

‘Subway Wind’ by Claude McKay is a beautiful and tragic poem. In it, the speaker describes a trapped city wind longing for the freedom of the seaside. 

A Line-storm Song by Robert Frost

‘A Line-storm Song’ by Robert Frost is an image-rich poem that depicts love. The speaker engages with its ups and downs while encouraging his lover to do the same.

Bereft by Robert Frost

‘Bereft’ by Robert Frost is a beautiful poem that exemplifies a speaker’s loneliness. He uses natural imagery to depict the changes in his life and how he feels about the world. 

The Kiss by Sara Teasdale

‘The Kiss’ by Sara Teasdale is a passionate love poem. The piece describes how devoted a speaker is to her lover and how she’d never choose anyone or anything over him. 

The Sky is low — the Clouds are mean

‘The Sky is low — the Clouds are mean’ by Emily Dickinson is a creative poem about nature’s attitudes. The poet uses personification to depict the ups and downs of a particular storm. 

Sand Between the Toes by A.A. Milne

‘Sand Between the Toes’ by A.A. Milne is an upbeat poem. It focuses on a perfect day on the beach and uses characters from Milne’s Winnie the Pooh novels.

An awful Tempest mashed the air

‘An awful Tempest mashed the air’ by Emily Dickinson personifies a storm. The speaker follows it from its beginning to end and depicts how nature is influenced.

Grief by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

‘Grief’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning tells of the necessary conditions for feeling true grief and the way it transforms one’s body and soul. 

Love and a Question by Robert Frost

‘Love and a Question’ by Robert Frost is a curious poem in which a couple encounters a stranger. It brings up questions of what’s right and wrong, what’s too selfish, and what’s simply common sense.

Friends by Abbie Farwell Brown

‘Friends’ by Abbie Farwell Brown is a joyful poem in which the speaker focuses on the love and peace that can come from interacting with the earth’s natural elements.

Wind On The Hill by A. A. Milne

‘Wind On The Hill’ by A. A. Milne is an upbeat children’s poem. It follows a thoughtful child who is playing with a toy kite.

Sea Fevers by Agnes Wathall

‘Sea Fevers’ by Agnes Wathall is a thoughtful poem that uses sea-related imagery. With it, the poet depicts her speaker’s seclusion and emotions.

Fortuna by Thomas Carlyle

’Fortuna’ by Thomas Carlyle describes how no single person can change the world, and that one must not mourn that which is beyond their ability to control. 

[London, my beautiful] by F.S. Flint

‘[London, my beautiful]’ by F.S. Flint describes one speaker’s love for the city of London and how he feels the city improves others and himself. 

Mad Song by William Blake

‘Mad Song’ by William Blake describes the intense madness a speaker feels and the frantic pain that accompanies the dawning of a new day.

The Poplar Field by William Cowper

‘The Poplar Field’ describes the destruction of a field of poplar trees and how its loss allows a speaker to reflect on his death. 

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