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Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
When my daughter, Jessica, was in 2nd grade, she said, “Mom, I have found the most amazing poem about the wind! I love the way the words sound.” It was Christina Rossetti’s poem, “Who Has Seen the Wind?” It was Jessica’s first independent discovery of poetry. Interestingly, it was about nature, and she is now a field biologist! Poetry speaks to our innermost being. This is why I recommend having a poetry station in your classroom.
“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.

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