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Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850–1894).  A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods.  1913.
  
26. The Wind

I SAW you toss the kites on high 
And blow the birds about the sky; 
And all around I heard you pass, 
Like ladies’ skirts across the grass— 
  O wind, a-blowing all day long,         5
  O wind, that sings so loud a song! 
  
I saw the different things you did, 
But always you yourself you hid. 
I felt you push, I heard you call, 
I could not see yourself at all—  10
  O wind, a-blowing all day long, 
  O wind, that sings so loud a song 
  
O you that are so strong and cold, 
O blower, are you young or old? 
Are you a beast of field and tree,  15
Or just a stronger child than me? 
  O wind, a-blowing all day long, 
  O wind, that sings so loud a song: 

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