DO YOU FEAR THE WIND?
by: Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)
- O 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!
POEMS BY HAMLIN GARLAND
"Do You Fear the Wind"
is reprinted from The Little Book of American Poets: 1787-1900.
Ed. Jessie B. Rittenhouse. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1915.