Diana Manister ([log in to unmask]) wrote the following on Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 07:21:42PM -0500:
> I have no clue about what is meant by "a windy knob" or why the old
> man is under it. Can anyone decipher that for me?
I'm not sure, but note that "windy" is repeated three times through the poem, and quite prominently. Im
this instance it would seem likely that it's a door knob, indicating that the man is sitting with his back
to the door. Windy because draughty, perhaps - in that the wind moves through it?