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Wind

  • And wind moving through grass so that the grass quivers. This moves me with an emotion I don't ever understand.

  • The wind is like a great bird tumbling over the sea with bright flashing wings.

    • Katherine Mansfield,
    • 1919, in J. Middleton Murry, ed., The Letters of Katherine Mansfield, vol. 1 ()
  • If anything is endemic to Wyoming it is wind. This big room of space is swept out daily, leaving a bone yard of fossils, agates, and carcasses in every stage of decay. Though it was water that initially shaped the state, wind is the meticulous gardener, raising dust and pruning the sage.

  • In this world I shall not find / Any comforter like Wind, / ... the Winds have brothered me.

  • The wind she lifts my laughter / the wind she lifts my cares, / and bearing both my joy and pain / she thus my body bears.

  • A stiff wind gusting across the desert grabbed my car door like an overeager valet ...

  • Winds are birds; snow is a feather; / Wild white swans are wind and weather.

  • It is the north wind that lashes men into vikings; it is the soft, luscious south wind which lulls them into lotus dreams.

  • ... a wind came up and ran along the rock base lifting the sand like the edge of a carpet.

  • Wind / Gives speech / To trees.

  • ... I know / The soft wind will blow me home.

    • Hsüan-chi Yü,
    • "Living in the Summer Mountains" (9th cent.), in Kenneth Rexroth and Ling Chung, trans., eds., The Orchid Boat: Women Poets of China ()
  • What mighty battles have I seen and heard waged between the trees and the west wind — an Iliad fought in the fields of air.

  • In shaping the snow into blossoms — / The north wind is tender after all.

    • Ping Hsin,
    • "The Spring Waters" (1920), in Joanna Bankier and Deirdre Lashgari, eds., Women Poets of the World ()