The Aim Was Song

Before man to blow to right
The wind once blew itself untaught,
And did its loudest day and night
In any rough place where it caught.

Man came to tell it what was wrong:
It hadn't found the place to blow;
It blew too hard - the aim was song.
And listen - how it ought to go!

He took a little in his mouth,
And held it long enough for north
To be converted into south,
And then by measure blew it forth.

By measure. It was word and note,
The wind the wind had meant to be -
A little through the lips and throat.
The aim was song - the wind could see.

by Robert Frost

Comments (12)

I understand it, and I Love it.
He took a little in his mouth Nicely written Sylva
There is a typo on the first line of the poem; Before man to blow to right should be, Before man to blow it right. You're welcome!
Such a masterful use of personification... That is what Robert Frost is great for
A little through the lips and throat. The aim was song - the wind could see. Nice poem.
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