HG (1860-1940 / the United States)

Do You Fear The Wind

Do you fear the force of the wind,
The slash of the rain?
Go face them and fight them,
Be savage again.
Go hungry and cold like the wolf,
Go wade like the crane:
The palms of your hands will thicken,
The skin of your cheek will tan,
You'll grow ragged and weary and swarthy,
But you'll walk like a man!

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That is very beautiful poem
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My grade four teacher did not see this poem as a metaphor for facing all of life's challenges with stoic courage, but rather that some people really were too stupid to come in from the rain. I was appalled by her shallow blindness but in my cowardliness remained silent.
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