“Through woods and mountain passes
The winds, like anthems, roll.”
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Midnight Mass for the Dying Year, 1839
“Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads.
The wind is passing by.”
-- Christina Rossetti
“The substance of the winds is too thin for human eyes, their written language is too difficult for human minds, and their spoken language mostly too faint for the ears.”
-- John Muir
“There are no limits to either time or distance, except as man himself may make them. I have but to touch the wind to know these things.”
-- Hal Borland
“It is an all-too-human frailty to suppose that a favorable wind will blow forever.”
-- Rick Bode
“One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that flow.
'Tis the set of sails and not the gales
Which tells us the way to go.”
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“The wind in a man's face makes him wise.”
-- John Ray
“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.”
-- William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
-- Kahlil Gibran
“I saw two clouds at morning
Tinged by the rising sun,
And in the dawn they floated on
And mingled into one.”
-- John G. C. Brainard, I saw Two Clouds at Morning