Famous Children Poem

The wind is a unique phenomenon. While we are unable to see it, we can see the result of it blowing. “Wind on the Hill” shows a child grappling with this understanding. A.A. Milne wrote books and poems for children. His most famous creation was Winnie the Pooh.

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Wind On The Hill

A. A. Milne By more A. A. Milne

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

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

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

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

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


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  • Sienna by Sienna
  • 1 year ago

This is beautiful! I love the description, and I will be using this for a presentation. Thank you so much for sharing. This is a question I think everyone has thought about at some point in time. It makes me imagine a young girl holding a kite, and this poem makes me feel calm and carefree. I love A. A. Milne!

  • Ester Robin by Ester Robin
  • 2 years ago

I like this poem because the author is curious to know where the wind comes from and goes, just like me. I think everyone likes the wind even without knowing where it begins and ends.

  • Anjali by Anjali
  • 3 years ago

I loved this poem, especially because I love the outdoors. It has a hint of mystery to it, and I agree with Mr. Milne that nobody knows where it comes from, only where it blows.

  • Virginia N. Pritts by Virginia N. Pritts
  • 3 years ago

What a great poem! Life's a mystery and where the wind goes as indicated "Who knows?" And what changes are in store for our lives? Change comes to us from all directions in our lives like the wind. I, of course like many others, like the warmth that a gentle wind brings. I would like to stay there, cradled in its gentle touch, protected until seasons change from the cold wintry breeze. I very much enjoyed this poem as it is whimsical in away, allowing the imagination to form and leads to many topics.

Such a lovely poem by A.A. Milne about the mysterious wind. Sometimes it rages, sometimes it's a breeze, where does it come from - it's a perpetual tease.
Beryl Edmonds

  • Georgina F. Yong by Georgina F. Yong, Malaysia
  • 4 years ago

“Wind on the Hill’ awakened the need to ask questions. Questions we knew the answers but still brighten our minds to scope further. It’s really nice to see the children's eyes smiling with their kite gliding through the air, running among the meadow and field, with their mummy or daddy by their side.

  • Catherine Peng by Catherine Peng
  • 4 years ago

I was attracted to this poem with its beautiful words and descriptions. It's easy to understand, but it really touches your heart. Great poems come from daily observation of the outer world as well as to the inner soul. I'll definitely share it with others.

  • Peehu Sharma by Peehu Sharma
  • 5 years ago

I 'm Peehu Sharma, 8 years old. The poem is in my coursebook. It was fun reading it! I really loved the topic because the poem is describing nature. I find nature very beautiful. The main thing about nature is the wind. Good thing you wrote the main thing so it could be more interesting.

  • Abigail Zaliere by Abigail Zaliere
  • 5 years ago

I actually sang the song "Wind on the Hill" at my school once and it was so fun.

  • Lev Kuhr by Lev Kuhr
  • 5 years ago

I am Lev, and I am 8 years old. My father read this poem for me. I liked the poem, but in airports they have these little red cone shaped bags connected to a pole. If the wind blows south, then the tip of the cone points south, so a person can know where the wind is coming from.

  • Jack McFadin by Jack McFadin
  • 5 years ago

I am Jack, and I am 12 years old. I think that when the author says, "Where the wind comes from," they mean in the beginning, before humans existed.

Yes, I absolutely love this poem. It just reads so beautifully and really grabs you as soon as you begin to read it. I just love anything that describes nature and weather and makes a person think! Great poem; not just for children, for adults as well. I picture that kite swishing and gliding on the wind for miles and miles! I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!

Such a vivid beautiful poem. Well described. I saw a picture of my daughter and her dad out in an open field, the wind blowing through her hair, and her a small tyke holding on to the kite string, looking up and feeling the fun adventures of flying the kite in the wind.
Jac Judy A. Campbell

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