A.A.Milne: Wind on the Hill

Wind on the Hill

No one can tell me, / Nobody knows,
Where the wind comes from, / Where the wind goes.

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Dancing in the Wind.  Photo: TLClark, 5/24/19.

It’s flying from somewhere / As fast as it can,
I couldn’t keep up with it, Not if I ran.

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Taking Off.  Photo: TLClark, 5/24/19.

But if I stopped holding / The string of my kite,
It would blow with the wind / For a day and a night.

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Going Up.  Photo: TLClark, 5/24/19.

And then when I found it, / Wherever it blew,
I should know that the wind / Had been going there too.

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Sailing Away.  Photo: TLClark, 5/24/19.

So then I could tell them / Where the wind goes . . .
But where the wind comes from  / Nobody knows.

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Coming Down.  Photo: TLClark, 5/24/19.

Poem by A. A. Milne, “Wind on the Hill,” in Now We are Six.

2 thoughts on “A.A.Milne: Wind on the Hill

  1. Kristy May

    I like this! A nice change to Rosetti’s poem that I’ve used at Pentecost:
    Who has seen the wind?
    Neither I nor you:
    But when the leaves hang trembling,
    The wind is passing through.

    Who has seen the wind?
    Neither you nor I:
    But when the trees bow down their heads,
    The wind is passing by.

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    1. Teressa Post author

      Great poem by Rosetti and good call to use either for Pentecost!
      Milne’s poem made me think of the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus: “The wind blows where it chooses … but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.” John 3:8
      Hope you are well!

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