SUMMARY OF THE POEM
This poem is about wind and its unlimited powers. The poet requests the wind God to come softly. He requests Him not to break the shutters of windows and not to scatter the papers. He asks it not to throw the books down from the shelf. But the request had no effect on it. The poet blames the wind that it is very clever in teasing the weaklings. It crumbles frail houses, doors, rafters, wood, bodies, lives, and hearts.
Then the poet gives an example of fire. He says that a weak fire is put off by the strong wind, but when the fire is also strong, the wind can not extinguish the fire; rather it makes it much stronger. Therefore, he advises us to become stronger and fight with it. He requests to make stronger houses and join the doors firmly. He also requests to firm the body so that we can fight the wind easily. He says that the friendship of the wind is good. Thus, the poet tells us that if a person is capable, even his enemies become his friends. On the other hand, if a person is weak, even nature makes fun of him. In a way, the poet is trying to establish the universally known dictum ‘Survival of the fittest’.
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