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Poems that pursue the horizon from past to present and poems created for NaPoWriMo 2017
#906701 added March 31, 2017 at 9:32pm
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Who Has Seen The Wind?
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 their heads,
         The wind is passing by.'

                             Christina Georgina Rossetti [1830-1894]

From: The Home Book of Verse by Burton Egbert Stevenson, 1917, pg. 130


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         Day 7 - "Who Has Seen The Wind? is why I remember the poet Christina Georgina Rossetti. As soon as I saw this poem, smack dab in the middle of the "Poems of Youth and Age" section of the book, from which I've pulled most of my memories, I recalled how I knew this poet! Love the picture she paints with the line "..the leaves hang trembling". Mostly we think of wind blowing leaves off trees but there are always those few that seem to hang on tenuously and she captured that in this little poem. This is another of her poems that caught my attention: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/45000.

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