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Sunday, March 9, 2014


All night long
the wind blew and blew.
It huffed and puffed
and rattled too.

It made the wind chime
clatter and clang.
All night long

I'm tired this morning.
I don't know why.
Good thing the wind
              decided to die.

    We've been having lots of wind in the desert.  It has me thinking about scientists who study wind currents.  Meteorologists?  Wind is very important to the earth.  Wind makes haboobs, hurricanes, dust devils and tornadoes.  Winds are important to sailors and to pilots.  You'll see a windsock at every airport.
    According to Wikipedia, the first wind tunnel was invented by Francis Herbert Wenham in 1871.   Airplane and automotive manufacturers use wind tunnels to perfect their designs.  Biologists have used wind tunnels to explain how dragonflies and bees fly.  I think I'm going to go find out more about the importance of wind.  Can you try writing your own wind poem today?  Since wind is a part of nature, this is an excellent subject for writing haiku.  Have fun writing.


  1. I do like your wind poem, but I don't like winds when I visit the desert. It seems I always end up with something in my eye.

  2. Hey Rosi,
    Yes, when we have haboobs, it can rip the paint right off of your car. Actually, my poem on the desert (Poetry Friday Anthology for Science, Third Grade Student Edition, one of the extra poems) originally included the word "haboob," but the editor thought third graders would have difficulty with the word, so we re-worked the poem to take that word out.

  3. Joy,
    Worry and wind caused your sleepless night. So sorry! The good thing--it led to more poetry.