Who has Seen the Wind? By Christina Rossetti

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Who Has Seen the Wind?” is a poem written by Christina Rossetti. The poem is a contemplation on the mysteries of nature and the human experience.

Christina Rossetti uses vivid imagery and metaphors to convey the elusive nature of the wind and its impact on the world around us. Through her words, she invites the reader to ponder the fleeting and intangible aspects of life that are often overlooked.

Who Has Seen the Wind?
by Christina Rossetti

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.

Until next time we meet, dear friends, keep reading and reciting poetry.

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

36 thoughts on “Who has Seen the Wind? By Christina Rossetti

      1. Thank you, Dave! Your support and encouragement is truly appreciated. I often wonder what the dinner conversation would have been like at the home of the Rossettis. Can you imagine growing up in a family of artists and writers? I am certain their conversations energized the room.

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  1. Good morning, dear Rebecca,
    this poem is as simple as it is beautiful. Perfect rhythm and perfectly recited.
    Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™
    With big hugs and love to all the Budds
    The Fab Four of Cley
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Klausbernd for your encouraging comments. A few years ago I started reciting poetry to an empty room. It seemed that the words spoken aloud held energy. The next step was to recite poetry in nature and let the trees listen to the words. I found that my pronunciation and diction improved. But even more exciting, I experienced the rhythm and flow of the words, which enhanced my appreciation of the poem. I connected more deeply with the poetโ€™s message. I continue to learn. Sending much love and many hugs to our dear friends, The Fab Four of Cley.

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    1. Thank you, Shey. There is so much to explore when it comes to Christina Rossetti. Iโ€™m just at the early stages reading her well-known poetry but I would like to dig a little deeper. For example, I did not know that she was involved in social activism advocating for womenโ€™t rights and working with the homeless. Her poetry continues to be relevant.

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  2. She does use vivid imagery and metaphors to convey the elusive nature, especially here with the title: Who has seen the Wind! It teaches us to observe nature not only with our eyes in our heads but with the eyes in our minds. Thank you, dear Rebecca.

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    1. Thank you for adding to this conversation and my understanding. Well said, Aladdin – โ€œobserve nature not only with our eyes in our heads but with the eyes in our minds.โ€ Your visit and comments are very much appreciated.

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    1. Thank you, Linda, for your lovely and supportive comments. I have been interested in the poetry of Christina Rossetti ever since I first heard โ€œIn the Bleak Midwinterโ€ when I was about 12 years old. I plan to do more research into her lyrical ballads, sonnets, and narrative poems. Her work often explored themes of love, death, and spirituality, and she was known for her use of vivid imagery and symbolism. I continue to learn!!!

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    1. I am delighted that you joined me under the trees, Liz. Your comment prompted a thought – why DO we feel calm and serene when we walk under flowering trees. I know that we feel a life of our spirits when we recognize that spring has arrived and the earth has awakened. There is a sense of renewal. But here is something that I just discovered: the sight of blooming flowers triggers the release of serotonin in the brain, which is a chemical that promotes feelings of happiness and well-being, stimulating the senses and create a peaceful atmosphere. I continue to learn.

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