Mar 19 2005

Wind and Window Flower

Published by at 12:39 pm under Robert Frost Love Poems

Wind and Window Flower

Love Poem by Robert Frost

Lovers, forget your love,
And list to the love of these,
She a window flower,
And he a winter breeze.

When the frosty window veil
Was melted down at noon,
And the caged yellow bird
Hung over her in tune,

He marked her through the pane,
He could not help but mark,
And only passed her by
To come again at dark.

He was a winter wind,
Concerned with ice and snow,
Dead weeds and unmated birds,
And little of love could know.

But he sighed upon the sill,
He gave the sash a shake,
As witness all within
Who lay that night awake.

Perchance he half prevailed
To win her for the flight
From the firelit looking-glass
And warm stove-window light.

But the flower leaned aside
And thought of naught to say,
And morning found the breeze
A hundred miles away.

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25 responses so far

25 Responses to “Wind and Window Flower”

  1. Gueston 01 Dec 2005 at 8:18 pm


  2. Gueston 05 May 2006 at 11:31 am

    That one was buetiful!

  3. Gueston 14 Aug 2006 at 4:49 pm

    [B]this poem is very beautiful I Iove it[/B]

  4. pacoon 04 Apr 2007 at 3:05 pm

    it sucks balls

  5. Marissaon 12 May 2007 at 12:50 am

    :grin This was an awesome poem :grin

  6. Lost personon 22 May 2007 at 12:40 am

    can some one explain wat this means… i need to explain it in an assignment and i have no idea 😕

  7. roseon 17 Jun 2008 at 1:37 am

    I think its about a man who is persistant to win the girl he desires. But no matter what he does he can not get her. In the end she rejects him and finally uynderstands and leaves. Compare to novel Love in the time of Cholera

  8. lost childon 08 Oct 2008 at 2:46 pm

    :cry what does this mean i am very lost

  9. buhleon 04 Feb 2009 at 2:51 pm

    this is very sweet

  10. Limeon 11 Feb 2009 at 12:30 am

    Take it with a grain of salt, good poem i always have had a hard on for mr. frost.

  11. hi this is periwinlke p.s.darton 20 Feb 2009 at 4:25 pm

    hey i litted that and i kind of get it :p :p :p :p :p :grin 🙂 🙂 😉 😉 :eek :eek 🙁 😡 🙁 😉 😉 8) :eek :sigh 😡 :zzz :zzz

  12. staron 14 Apr 2010 at 3:44 pm

    aww this poem i think was very well thought out and as he wrote it it may have beeen a personal experience which really makes you wonder 😕

  13. Tomon 28 Sep 2010 at 10:39 pm

    In this poem the man isthe winter wind and the woman is a flower on the sill inside a house.

    The wind asks for your attention to this story (“forget your love, and list(en) to the love of these two – the wind and the flower”).

    The frost had melted from the window and the bird was singing in the sun near the flower, when the Wind saw this beautiful flower.

    As the wind, he was sort of powerless about things, but he “marked” her – took notice of her – she was very beautiful (“could not help but mark”) and wanted to revisit her soon, that night.

    When he came back he was apparently pretty taken by this pretty flower (he”sighed upon the sill”) and puffed the wind thru the cracks in the window to announce his presence (“give the sash a shake”). He was proud of his love of the flower and wanted her and anyone (“witnesses all within”) to know of his infatuation.

    He was sucessful – at least partly (“he half prevailed) to win her love (“win her for the flight”).

    Frost is an awesome metaphorical monster. He rhymes his pictures!

  14. pixieon 21 Nov 2010 at 10:07 am

    it seems to me that it didn’t quite work out for them in the end; he didn’t stay.
    (But the flower leaned aside
    And thought of naught to say,
    And morning found the breeze
    A hundred miles away.)
    I think that maybe he ( the wind) tried to get her (the flower) to go with him but she declined and he had to leave alone.

    P.S this poem will have different meanings to different people so if someone sees it in another light, please, do share.

  15. meghan222on 21 Nov 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I think I understand,so the guy is unfriendly and cold while the girl is like a flower all cheerful and bright

  16. SPDOkfon 15 Dec 2010 at 11:19 pm

    😀 🙂 ^_^ 🙁 😮 8) ;-( 😆 xD 😉 👿 :p :whistle: :woot: =] :sick: :straight: :ninja: :love: :kiss: :alien: :angel: :bandit:

  17. Chayon 16 Dec 2010 at 2:49 pm

    i like it.

  18. Sana'on 25 Mar 2011 at 12:20 pm

    This is my favourite poem by him (: <3 It's like a guy was trying to get the girl and didn't work out. He really uses metaphors well (: (Y)

  19. Kay-Lo.J.on 06 Apr 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I completely agree with “Tom”.. by the way good analyasis of the poem, i am learning how to do that in my class right now. And i think that “pixie” is right too because he does say “… and found the breeze a hundred miles away” which means he was gone.. i love this poem and i am totally using it for my favorite Robert Frost poem! :love:

  20. meghanon 04 Jul 2011 at 3:41 pm

    robert frost is my fav. poet because he is very deep ^_^

  21. i luv robert froston 23 May 2012 at 1:19 am

    this is the most amazing heart warming poem by robert frost; i love him he is an amazing poet and i use his poems as inspiration

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  25. SuperAnnon 26 Feb 2013 at 5:57 pm

    awesome!! :whistle: ^_^

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