Analysis, meaning and summary of Robert Frost's poem Wind and Window Flower


  1. Vicky says:

    I think the poem is a bout a love that cannot be. The wind being from one world and the flower being from another. The wind is cold and desolate (the winter breeze) The flower is from a world in which she is trapped ( the caged yellow bird) The wind tries to get her attention by shaking the sash , everyone who witnessed it knew of the intent, accept the flower, but by the time she realizes she loves the wind, he is gone.

  2. raquel embang says:

    I think the poem talks about a man or a boy who was attracted to a very pretty woman ( when we say flower,, it means beauty ).. so the girl must really be beautiful. Problem was,, the girl must be some kind of heavily guarded and watched.. must be a daughter of a rich couple.. never allowed to talk to anyone not of her kind.. so the boy just watched her from afar.. and the girl also just watched the boy from through her window.. eventually,, they managed to talk to each other but they were caught by the guards.. thus the line,,and the breeze was found the next morning. a hundred miles away..THE boy must have been arrested and put in prison.. A SAD ENDING to a great love story..

  3. Annie says:

    I think this poem is about a murder. Birds symbolize the relationship between the heavens and the earth, and the wind (the boy) is cold like death. It also mentions witnesses (like of a crime). Flowers and cold do not go together. When the flower leaned aside, I think that is her death. Flowers die when the first frost comes (winter wind).

  4. your mom says:

    has anyone ever though of the wind (man) being a player, trying to get to the flower (woman) but being stopped by the window (third party)? just think about it…

  5. frumpo says:

    A cold person tries to court a warm one.

  6. crystal says:

    i think that the wind(boy)s haert is broken by her. he dosnt under stand why they cant be together like romeo and juliet.

  7. Samantha says:

    ok i think the part about the caged bird and Frosty veil is nothing more than imagry just trying to set up the scene. When he marks her through the window he noticed her. the Wind(boy) is a young boy that knows more about boy things but is naive about love. he comes over to see her and try to get her to get her to leave with him but she said blows him off and he leaves..

  8. Faria says:

    I’m not a poem critic.but it seems to me ‘he marked her through the pane’ means simply to notice the we notice someone special.Ofcourse here the flower is the girl,living in a small world,calm & quiet,allowed to watch the world from inside the window.her love is silent.And the boy is the winter wind,the proof reader of destruction.he shows his love in every way he can.Their differences in nature & limitations to stay aside made the flower to refuse the wind in silence,in pain.

  9. Shannon says:

    Im having alittle trouble analysing this poem. I have estaablished the fact the the winter breeze is the boy and the window flower is the girl, but im not understanidng the relationship beween the two line for line.
    I know that their is a love connection between the two,
    “when the frosty winter veil was melted over at noon, and the caged yellow bird hungover her in tune”
    these lines have to do with imeragery, i can imagine the winter frost blew by the flower at night, but by noon, any proof of him being there was melted away.
    “he marked her through the pain, he could not help but mark, and only passed her by, to come again at dark”
    i dont understand these lines? is he hurting her???

  10. gary and connie says:

    i think this poem is the best that is why i am doing a report on it

  11. Betty says:

    i think its absoulutly marvoulessssss!!!!! how bout you molly–i think its vantasticly fabulistic

  12. Anna says:

    Im Anna, This poem reminds me of my girlfriend who tragicly dumped me just because I dated another girl fora month only!That looser…oh wellI am now strait and IN LOVE with Robert frost! XOXOX

  13. sniicckkaa. says:

    i loved this poem. definetly my favvorritee.

    props to old frosty. :]

  14. Christopher says:

    I can relate myself thru this poem very much. My heart has been broken too a lot of times already to the only girl whom I love the most. She’s the first and last girl for me I guess. Though it takes a lot of sacrifice to win her heart. Whenever she takes me for granted I feel upset. Therefore this poem suits my love experience as well. Moreover, this fine piece of work by Mr. Frost is absolutely touching.

  15. Marilyn says:

    I love Robert Frost, and this is truely one of his most wonderful pieces of work.

  16. Jordan Birkmire says:

    what a grea poem, i cant sya it enough, its sad, and hits hard the feeling. its a whole story, jus perfect

  17. paige says:

    love is a very splended thing love is very powerful and all you need is love (all you need is love) All you need is love (love is just a game) no thats not true (dont be sill of course it is lol no i luv ur poem its very swett lol hehehehehehehehe XXXXXXX

  18. Jo says:

    This is also my favorite Robert Frost poem. I can’t beleive it’s not one of his more famous ones. It’s an amazing, tragic, real to life, love story.. The classic lost love. Most people can relate to at least part of that poem!

  19. Damian says:

    Frost did once have his heart broken. He is the wind and the window flower is the boy that broke his heart.

  20. michelle says:

    My friends showed me this poem today and from the moment i read it, it became my favorite of all of Robert Frost’s poems. It is so beautiful the way he speaks about love and life; he is my all time favorite poet.

  21. bryn says:

    this is my favorite poem by Frost. i memorized it when i was younger. it is of taking a chance, it’s sensual, it’s sad. it’s about love lost.

  22. hello says:

    I think this poem was the most woderful poem I ever read!!

  23. Marikos says:

    I think Frost is relating this poem to his life. He did once have his heart broken. He is the wind, and the window flower is the girl that broke his heart.

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