Kite

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In spring the little boys look up and stare
To see me ride so proudly in the air.
My strength all goes when once the bond is parted,
And on the wind I drift off broken-hearted.

A kite is a flying device carried on the wind and controlled from the ground by one or more lines.

Quotes[edit]

  • In spring the little boys look up and stare
    To see me ride so proudly in the air.
    My strength all goes when once the bond is parted,
    And on the wind I drift off broken-hearted.
    • Cao Xueqin, 《紅樓夢》 (The Story of the Stone); Tan-chun's riddle in Chapter 22.
  • Children return home in haste after school,
    Eager to fly kites when there is yet wind.
    • Gao Ding, 《村居》 ("Living in a Village")

External links[edit]

  • Encyclopedic article on Kite at Wikipedia
  • Media related to Kite at Wikimedia Commons