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

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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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  • by Lev Kuhr
  • 2 months 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.

  • by Jack McFadin
  • 1 month 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.

  • by Patricia Cisco
  • 8 months ago

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!

  • by Jac Judy A. Campbell, calif
  • 1 year ago

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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