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Wind Capers
Nancy Byrd Turner


The wind is out with a leap and a twirl,
Prancing, prancing,
The aspen tree is like a girl,
Dancing, dancing.
The maple tree upon the hill,
She cannot keep her ruffles still.
The swallows blow along the sky,
Glancing, glancing,
O wind, O wind, you tricky elf,
Behave yourself!

This poem is in the public domain.

Nancy Byrd Turner (1880 - 1971) was born in Virginia. A descendant of both Thomas Jefferson and Pocohantas, Nancy began writing poetry as a child. She studied to become a teacher, and did teach for a few years, but eventually she became a magazine editor. During the course of her career, she published 15 books, several songs, and her work appeared regularly in the leading magazines of her day. Late in her life, Nancy became a freelance writer and a popular lecturer.








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how cute and how vivid
Posted 03/10/2021 08:42 PM
This is exactly what is happening outside my window today!
Posted 03/10/2021 01:13 PM
My hair is windswept.
Posted 03/09/2021 04:13 PM
Love She cannot keep her ruffles still.
Posted 03/09/2021 10:22 AM
Fun to read to my great-grandchildren!!!
Posted 03/09/2021 09:46 AM
Yes, a fun poem. Thanks, Randy
Posted 03/09/2021 08:05 AM
Larry Schug:
If not for poets, who would think about the wind except when it does not behave itself--as if we set the boundaries. Nice rhythm and fun to read aloud.
Posted 03/09/2021 07:22 AM

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