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&: SEVEN POEMS: 3, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring is like a perhaps hand
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Subject(s): Spring


A BACKWARD SPRING, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The trees are afraid to put forth buds
Last Line: What happened to it in mid-december.
Subject(s): Spring


A BALLAD OF APPEAL, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Song wakes with every wakening year
Last Line: Sweet water from the well of song.
Subject(s): Spring; Wind


A CELEBRATION, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A middle-northern march, now as always
Last Line: Time is a green orchid.
Subject(s): Spring


A CHILD'S DAY, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was a little child
Last Line: And dead leaves on a grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Children; Day; Memory; Spring; Childhood


A CLIMATIC MADRIGAL, by WILBUR DICK NESBIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is time to go a-maying
Last Line: When we have such splendid sleighing!
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring; Weather


A CLOUD SHADOW, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A breeze discovered my open book
Last Line: For fear I would make her miss the place
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Spring


A COLD SPRING, by ELIZABETH BISHOP                Poet's Biography
First Line: A cold spring: / the violet was flawed on the lawn
Subject(s): Spring


A COQUETTE, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am never in doubt of her goodness
Last Line: Whose birthdays are three, when all told.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Hearts; Love; Romance; Spring


A CRABBED SONG OF SPRING, by LEONORA SPEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, I am tired!
Last Line: Spring, we are old.
Subject(s): Spring


A CUCKOO SONG, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crowns are for kings to wear, sad crowns of gold
Last Line: Run to thy marriage bells, birds of the day-time.
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Spring


A CYCLE, by MILICENT WASHBURN SHINN    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring-time -- is it spring-time?
Last Line: Thou my life, my best beloved, all my spring-time comes with thee.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Solitude; Spring; Fall; Loneliness


A DESCRIPTION OF THE SPRING, by HENRY WOTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And now all nature seemed in love
Last Line: To welcome the new-livery'd year.
Variant Title(s): A May Day
Subject(s): Spring


A DIRGE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why were you born when the snow was falling?
Last Line: For sweet things dying.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Spring; Dead, The


A DISTANT SPRING, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I who love the spring so well
Last Line: Blossoms white and blossoms red!
Subject(s): Spring


A FORETASTE OF SPRING, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Sweet and golden afternoon
Last Line: Night is nigh!
Subject(s): Afternoon; Birds; Flowers; Laughter; Spring


A GYPSY SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Can tute rakker romany?
Last Line: To my old sweetheart in her springtime gown
Subject(s): Fields;gypsies;singing & Singers;spring;towns; Pastures;meadows;leas;gipsies


A HILL SONG, by HELEN MERRILL EGERTON    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a little hint of spring
Last Line: Invisible from paradise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Merrill, Helen M.
Subject(s): Spring


A HINT OF SPRING, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas but a hint of spring - for
Last Line: And sniffed again -- so good I felt!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


A LAST WALK TOGETHER, by MARGARET LOUISA WOODS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From end to end of the skies
Last Line: Springtime and love and regret.
Alternate Author Name(s): Woods, Mrs. Margaret Louisa Bradley
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Spring


A LEAFLESS TREE, by ANNA LOUISE THOMPSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I like to see
Last Line: And new springs start.
Subject(s): Spring


A LITTLE LONGER, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Beloved, can we bid thee linger here!
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Life; Love; Spring


A LITTLE MADNESS IN THE SPRING, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: As if it were his own!
Subject(s): Spring; Human Behavior


A LITTLE PAGE'S SONG, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God's lark at morning I would be
Last Line: And maybe praise!
Subject(s): Religion; Spring; Theology


A LYRIC CALENDAR, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Black-winged robbers of the north
Last Line: All day long in the sere oak wood.
Subject(s): Autumn; Calendars; Life; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter; Fall


A MARCH BROWN, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text            
First Line: Once more come clarion and blue-hearted dawns
Last Line: Is yearly first to bid me forth again from town!
Subject(s): March (Month); Spring


A MARCH GLEE, by JOHN BURROUGHS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the wild geese honking
Last Line: Her foot is on the stair.
Subject(s): Birds; Spring


A MAY DAY ORISON, by ELIZABETH STANLEY TROTTER    Poem Text            
First Line: These are the children of the may
Last Line: Emblem of happy hours.
Subject(s): Angels; Children; May (Month); Spring; Childhood


A MEMORY, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Four ducks on a pond
Last Line: To remember with tears!
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Subject(s): Ducks; Spring; Mallards; Drakes


A MERRY HEART: A SONG FOR APRIL FIRST, by THELMA LUCILE LULL    Poem Text            
First Line: With imagined hoofs I spurn the earth
Last Line: For spring is in my spine, o!
Subject(s): April Fool's Day; Comedy; Mermaids & Mermen; Spring; All Fools' Day


A MID SONG FOR SPRING, by YORK SAMPSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Early come the pasque flowers
Last Line: When the winter's long!
Subject(s): Nature; Seasons; Spring; Winter


A MIDSUMMER MEMORY, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Swift april ardors bring the white of may
Last Line: Rests, circled by that promise: they shall see!
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Death; Friendship; Love; Memory; Soul; Spring; Arthur, King; Dead, The


A NEW OLD SONG, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring comes slowly up this way
Last Line: The spring comes slowly up this way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Nature; Singing & Singers; Spring


A PARTING SONG, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These winds and suns of spring
Last Line: 03/26/80
Subject(s): Absence; Friendship; Spring; Travel; Separation; Isolation; Journeys; Trips


A POEM OF SPRING, by JOHANNA AMBROSIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He comes with breezes blowing
Last Line: With wedlock they come hand in hand.
Subject(s): Spring


A POET'S FANCIES: 5. THE SPRING TO THE SUMMER, by ALICE MEYNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O poet of the time to be
Last Line: I led thy feet before I died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meynell, Wilfrid, Mrs.; Thompson, Alice Christina
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Spring; Summer


A PRAYER, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me work and be glad
Last Line: Let me work and be glad.
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Prayer; Spring


A PRAYER, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Father in heaven! From whom the simplest flower
Last Line: Be as the meek wild-flower's -- if transient, yet not vain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Prayer; Spring


A PRAYER, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O god, my father and my friend
Last Line: Happy, though in the meanest cot.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Prayer; Spring


A PRAYER FOR SPRING, by MARGARET ELLIOTT    Poem Text            
First Line: I want to know the joy once more
Last Line: So god—let me see one more spring.
Subject(s): Happiness; Spring; Joy; Delight


A PRAYER IN SPRING, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today
Last Line: But which it only needs that we fulfil.
Subject(s): Spring


A PURITAN IN EXILE CONFRONTS A SPRING DAY (HONOLULU), by RUTH ELEANOR MCKEE    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring comes a heedless wanton to this town
Last Line: Spring wears the blossoms of an apple tree.
Subject(s): Spring


A REMEMBRANCE OF GRASMERE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O vale and lake, within your mountain-urn
Last Line: Smiles that subdue the soul to love, and tears, and prayer!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Grasmere, England; Spring


A ROSE, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: I send to thee this fair and fragrant rose
Last Line: And seek the sunbeam through the wintry snows.
Subject(s): Flowers; Hearts; Love; Roses; Spring


A RUSSIAN SPRING SONG WITH MINAIEV, by THOMAS WALSH    Poem Text            
First Line: She softly droops her maiden eyes
Last Line: For him, sweet blossomings and death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gill, Roderick; Strange, Garrett
Subject(s): Spring


A SHROPSHIRE LAD: 2, by ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Last Line: To see the cherry hung with snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Variant Title(s): Cherry Trees;loveliest Of Trees
Subject(s): Aging; Carpe Diem; Cherries; Cherry Trees; Easter; Environment; Fruit; Holidays; Spring; Time; Trees; The Resurrection; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


A SHROPSHIRE LAD: 29. THE LENT LILY, by ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis spring; come out to ramble
Last Line: That dies on easter day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Subject(s): Easter; Flowers; Holidays; Lilies; Spring; The Resurrection


A SIGN OF SPRING, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I was walking in mid march
Last Line: Early spring's already here!
Subject(s): Hepatica; Spring


A SINGER OF THE BUSH, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is waving of grass in the breeze
Last Line: And the combat I sing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Fate; Singing & Singers; Spring; Destiny


A SONG FOR ROSETIME, by SNOW LONGLEY HOUGH    Poem Text            
First Line: Rosetime, rosetime, rosetime in gardens
Last Line: Roses bloom eternally, death's hand is stayed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Snow Longley
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Spring


A SONG IN SPRING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild bees that rifle the mango blossom
Last Line: Their lips have tasted the purple sea.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Old Age; Spring


A SONG OF SPRING, by SARAH HELEN POWER WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In april's dim and showery nights
Last Line: With the sweet promise of the year.
Subject(s): Spring


A SONG OF SUCCESS, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho! We were strong, we were swift, we were brave
Last Line: Life in the springtide, and love in the flowers.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


A SONG TO A FAIR YOUNG LADY GOING OUT OF TOWN IN THE SPRING, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ask not the cause, why sullen spring
Last Line: To be the victim for mankind.
Variant Title(s): To A Fair Young Lady
Subject(s): Flora (Goddess); Flowers; Love; Spring; Women; Chloris (Goddess)


A SPRING CAROL, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blithe friend! Blithe throstle! Is it thou
Last Line: And all that lives and loves subside to songless sleep.
Subject(s): Spring


A SPRING DAY, by MARY CROSS    Poem Text            
First Line: Neath the shady forest clusters
Last Line: Of mays that once were mine!
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


A SPRING IDYLL, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On my hangings of arras
Last Line: Of saffron and ermine I rise.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


A SPRING LAMENT, by LOUIS JONES MAGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: The spring is come; warm breezes blow
Last Line: The spring is come.
Subject(s): Lament; Spring


A SPRING PRELUDE, by ROBERT UNDERWOOD JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O tardy april, is thy full choir here?
Last Line: My songs and thine but preludes till she come.
Subject(s): Spring


A SPRING SONG, by LYMAN WHITNEY ALLEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it wrong for the trush to sing?
Subject(s): Spring


A SPRING SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Lent is come with love to town
Last Line: "but will, outlawed, stray!"
Subject(s): Spring


A SPRING SONG, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark sod pierced by flames of flowers
Last Line: Resurrection, bridal spring!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Spring


A SPRING SONG, by SARAH E. SIMONS    Poem Text            
First Line: The wind-swept trees
Last Line: For I know that spring is here!
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Spring; Trees


A SPRING SONG AND A LATER, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She sang a song of may for me
Last Line: As dim as autumn rain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): May (Month); Singing & Singers; Spring


A SPRING SYMPHONY, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR    Poem Text            
First Line: The touch of the springtime has broken the ice of the pond
Last Line: Ere the dream is done
Subject(s): Spring; Symphonies; Concerts


A SPRING THOUGHT, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the spring I have leaned me full close to the bark of a tree
Last Line: In the secrets the bird and the rose and the tree have confessed.
Subject(s): Birds; Nature; Secrets; Singing & Singers; Spring; Songs


A SPRINGTIME PILGRIMAGE, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Feet on the hills and heads in the sky
Last Line: Here in the hollow of tarrytown.
Subject(s): New England; New York City - Dutch Period; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Spring


A SPRINGTIME WISH, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, to be a robin
Last Line: Through the spring.
Subject(s): Birds; Robins; Spring


A STEIN SONG, by RICHARD HOVEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give a rouse, then, in the maytime
Last Line: With a stein on the table in the fellowship of spring.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Spring; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


A THOUGHT AT SUNSET, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still that last look is solemn! Through thy rays
Last Line: Heirs of a purer day, with its unsetting star.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Spring


A THOUGHT OF THE SEA, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My earliest memories to thy shores are bound
Last Line: "to that sole changeless world, where ""there is no more sea."
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Sea; Spring; Ocean


A TIME-WORN TUNE, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The breezes sweep like fairy brooms
Last Line: The joy of living!
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Poetry & Poets; Spring


A TRAGEDY, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: O king darius! Well I knew
Last Line: One whom I glorify.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Nature; Spring; Tragedy


A TREE, by MARCELLA DARLING MILBURN    Poem Text            
First Line: A lullaby mother at evening
Last Line: In a cold, cold clime.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring; Trees


A VERNAL HYMN, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fresh spring burgeons into bloom
Last Line: The skirts of immortality!
Subject(s): Spring


A VERNAL THOUGHT, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O festal spring! 'midst thy victorious glow
Last Line: As here thy flowers and birds press on to bloom and sing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Spring


A VILLANELLE OF SPRING, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, crimson forges of the east!
Last Line: The world from thee new life has leased.
Subject(s): Spring


A VISION OF SPRING (LATE WINTER, 1915), by FREDERICK RIDGELY TORRENCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the night, at the sound of winter thunder
Last Line: Out of opening heavens the dove descending.
Subject(s): Spring


A VISION OF SPRING IN WINTER, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O tender time that love thinks long to see
Last Line: Give back, and half my april back to me.
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring; Vision; Winter


A WEDDING SONNET, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sad autumn, drop thy weedy crown forlorn
Last Line: And breathes round him the spring-time of his song!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Autumn; Love; Seasons; Spring; Wedding Song; Fall; Epithalamium


A WHIMSY, by EDNA W. PIKERINE    Poem Text            
First Line: In the fall when woods resound
Last Line: And hear its new-born cry.
Subject(s): Autumn; Native Americans; Seasons; Spring; Fall; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


ABANDON, by LORENE BYRNES BURNS    Poem Text            
First Line: I am wicked-wicked-wicked
Last Line: In the spring!
Subject(s): Abandonment; Hearts; Love; Spring; Desertion


ABSENCE IN SPRING, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What boots it me to see this verdure fair
Last Line: Her who doth hold my life and death in hers.
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Life; Spring; Wind; Winter; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The


AD ASTRA: 156, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis easier to believe than disbelieve!
Last Line: Lights with the lily, reddens with the rose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): God; Religion; Spring; Theology


AD ASTRA: 5, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: O hallow'd love! Whose fruits were ever tears
Last Line: Because their beauty is but for a day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Love; Spring


ADMONITION FOR SPRING, by LOUIS ALEXANDER MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look away now from the high lonesome hills
Last Line: The heavy hyacinth remembering death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smalacombe, John; Mackay, L. A.
Subject(s): Hyacinths; Spring


ADVENT, by HOWARD MCKINLEY CORNING    Poem Text            
First Line: Last night / the shrill-voiced hounds of march
Last Line: Walk with tomorrow.
Subject(s): Spring; Winter


AFTERGLOW, by CHARLES GRANGER BLANDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I pray that time full many years may bring
Last Line: And I the long decembers count by half.
Subject(s): Aging; Singing & Singers; Spring; Time; Youth; Songs


AFTERMATH, by EMILY HENRIETTA HICKEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To the fields where thou hadst mown in summertide
Last Line: If her feet have hallowed for an aftermath?
Subject(s): Catholics; Gardens & Gardening; Heaven; Spring; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Paradise


AGAIN, by HARRY R. TRUSLER    Poem Text            
First Line: Again spring sets the green-voiced forest singing
Last Line: White eggs of dream to hatch within my breast.
Subject(s): Robins; Spring


ALCOVE, by JOHN ASHBERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it possible that spring could be
Subject(s): Spring


ALIEN, by JEANNE OLDFIELD POTTER    Poem Text            
First Line: Pink and white and purple blooms, heliotrope and scarlet
Last Line: The memory of other springs, mirage of one to be!
Subject(s): Spring


ALISOUN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "march is yielding to april, / leaf and flower afresh they spring"
Last Line: "from other maids to turn aside, and light on alisoun!"
Subject(s): Spring


ALONE IN SPRING, by CAROLINE GILTINAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I never met the spring alone before
Last Line: One should be dead -- or suddenly grown old.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harlow, Leo P., Mrs.
Subject(s): Solitude; Spring; Loneliness


ALYSOUN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "bytuene mersh and averil, / when spray beginneth to springe"
Last Line: "from alle wymmen mi love is lent, / and lyht on alysoun"
Variant Title(s): Alison
Subject(s): Spring


AMORETTI: 4, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: New year, forth looking out of janus' gate
Last Line: Prepare your selfe new love to entertaine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Winter; Spring; Youth; Old Age; Life; Death


AN ADIEU, by FLORENCE EARLE COATES    Poem Text            
First Line: Sorrow, quit me for a while!
Last Line: I shall not forget thee!
Subject(s): Grief; Spring; Sorrow; Sadness


AN APRIL DAY, by ROSS LAWRENCE    Poem Text            
First Line: In from the blue a galaxy of sound
Last Line: God minds us all upon an april day.
Subject(s): April; Birds; Fields; Spring; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


AN APRIL DAY, by FLORENCE COPLEY WHITE    Poem Text            
First Line: An april day and summer in the air
Last Line: For april leads the summer back again.
Subject(s): April; Happiness; Pleasure; Spring; Joy; Delight


AN APRIL GHOST, by LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the ghosts I ever knew
Last Line: You are left, you only.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Spring; Supernatural


AN APRIL PASTORAL, by HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whither away, fair neat-herdess?
Last Line: He. I go ... To tend thy kine for thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dobson, Austin
Subject(s): Spring


AN APRIL SEQUENCE: 1. PREMONITION, by EDWARD JOSEPH HARRINGTON O'BRIEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where does the wind from the wilding blow
Last Line: Can april wonder be far behind?
Subject(s): Memory; Spring


AN APRIL SEQUENCE: 2. TIDING, by EDWARD JOSEPH HARRINGTON O'BRIEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When all the tides of april
Last Line: And white, and fair.
Subject(s): Flowers; Sea; Spring; Tides; Ocean


AN APRIL SEQUENCE: 4. APRIL FLAME, by EDWARD JOSEPH HARRINGTON O'BRIEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind of the foaming air
Last Line: White wisdom now!
Subject(s): April; Flowers; Hearts; Love; Spring


AN APRIL SEQUENCE: 5., by EDWARD JOSEPH HARRINGTON O'BRIEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why grieve to see the light in air
Last Line: Arise, and shout with may!
Subject(s): April; Flowers; Spring


AN APRIL SONG, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Round the world and through the world
Last Line: This life's heavenly fellowship!
Subject(s): April; Friendship; Love; Spring


AN END, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go away from me -- do! I am tired
Last Line: In the nest of the old, and a ghost on the wing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; May (Month); Spring


AN EPISTLE, by MARY MOLLINEUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is friends fled, or love grown cold?
Last Line: The same effects, dear friend, in thee.
Subject(s): Friendship; Love; Spring


AN ODE, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nights were short, and daies were long
Last Line: I hyed me home my sheep to folde.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Spring; Tears


AN ODE OF DEDICATION, by HERMANN HAGEDORN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who would have thought a month of spring
Last Line: Lead on! We come.
Subject(s): April; Spring


AN ODE TO MR. FORBES, by ALLAN RAMSAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now gowans sprout and lavrocks sing
Last Line: Enjoy it a', ye've nae mair for't.
Subject(s): Spring


AN OFFERING, by ANNE MILLAY BREMER    Poem Text            
First Line: Velvet cowslips, tawny hue
Last Line: For you, these glowing flowers, my friend.
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring


AN OLD MAN'S MEMORY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The delights of our childhood is
Last Line: And the joy of the swet of his brow!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Nature; Past; Spring; Youth


AN OLD SONG, by WILLIAM BRIAN HOOKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When all the winds are mellow in the glad spring-time
Last Line: When all the world was merry in the month of may!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hooker, Brian
Subject(s): Spring


AN ORCHID, by ROUTLEDGE CURRY    Poem Text            
First Line: The old mahogany fireplace
Last Line: To a point.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Nature; Orchids; Spring


AND AFTER ALL, by HALLE W. WARLOW    Poem Text            
First Line: As, after frost, men rake the darkening mold
Last Line: Spring knew the lips of april -- love once spoke!
Subject(s): Letters; Spring


AND MAUN I STILL ON MENIE DOAT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again rejoicing nature sees
Last Line: When nature all is sad like me!
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


AND SPRING AGAIN, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a gray, a gray-green wood
Last Line: He trembled, and shrank sighing.
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring


AND THORNS, BUT DID THE SCULPTOR SPARE, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of the bygone tempestuous birth
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Spring; Memory


ANGELS OF THE SPRING, by ROBERT STEPHEN HAWKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We see them not - we cannot hear
Last Line: Is meet, my love, for thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hawker Of Morwenstow; Hawker, R. S.
Variant Title(s): Are They Not All Ministering Spirits
Subject(s): Angels; Spring


ANOTHER SPRING, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When lambs were come, who could be slow and sere?
Last Line: That now, this soon-come spring, goes slow and sere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Spring; English


ANOTHER SPRING, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the gold mouth of a flower
Subject(s): Spring; Death; Dead, The


ANOTHER SPRING, by POLLY MCKIBBEN    Poem Text            
First Line: The day arrives when suddenly you catch
Last Line: While life renews itself -- there is no death!
Subject(s): Spring


ANOTHER SPRING, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The seasons revolve and the years change
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


ANOTHER SPRING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I might see another spring
Last Line: Be glad to-day and sing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Spring


ANSWER TO A CHILD'S QUESTION, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you ask what the birds say? The sparrow, the dove
Last Line: "I love my love, and my love loves me!"
Variant Title(s): What The Birds Say;birds;the Language Of Birds
Subject(s): Birds; Love; Spring


APPLE BLOSSOMS, by IVAN ALLEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Apple blossoms! / sweetly blowing all around
Last Line: Flickering with their elfish whims.
Subject(s): Apple Blossoms; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Spring


APPLE BLOSSOMS, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All day in the green, sunny orchard
Last Line: The while that he dreamily spoke.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Apple Trees; Farm Life; Forests; Fruit; Harvest; Spring; Trees; Agriculture; Farmers; Woods


APRIL, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lyric tremor and lift
Last Line: Is deep with love and wise with ancient good.
Subject(s): April; Earth; Love; Spring; World


APRIL, by ELIZABETH DAVIES DUTCHER    Poem Text            
First Line: I never saw an april quite like this
Last Line: Brings cheer and happiness to me.
Subject(s): April; Spring


APRIL, by SALLY BRUCE KINSOLVING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'll take my fill of april
Last Line: Across the heart of spring.
Subject(s): April; Spring


APRIL, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The optimists among us
Subject(s): Spring


APRIL, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green o'er the copses spring's soft hues are spreading
Last Line: Rejoice to bid a world like this adieu!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Spring


APRIL, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful april! Sweet month of the spring!
Last Line: First a smile, then a frown, and next a tear.
Subject(s): April; Flowers; Spring


APRIL, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The roofs are shining from the rain
Last Line: Save that it sings in me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring


APRIL, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A black north wind that chills
Last Line: When I was young!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): April; Country Life; Memory; Nature; Spring; Youth


APRIL, by VIDAME DES CHARTRES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the fields catch flower
Last Line: And evil-speaking shall part.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guillaume De FerriÈre
Subject(s): April; Love; Spring


APRIL, by MARGARET LOUISA WOODS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O come across the hillside! The april month is here
Last Line: To reign there all the song-time, the child-time of the year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Woods, Mrs. Margaret Louisa Bradley
Subject(s): April; Primroses; Spring


APRIL - NORTH CAROLINA, by HARRIET MONROE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Would you not be in tryon
Last Line: Now that the spring is here?
Subject(s): North Carolina; Spring


APRIL 5, 1974, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The air was soft, the ground still cold.
Subject(s): Winter; Spring


APRIL AGAIN, by LINDA PASTAN                Poet's Biography
First Line: April again, / the funeral month, heaping
Last Line: Under my feet
Subject(s): April; Farm Life; Spring


APRIL AUBADE, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Worship this world of watercolor mood
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring


APRIL IN THE HILLS, by ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Today the world is wide and fair
Last Line: Till earth and I are one.
Subject(s): April; Earth; Nature; Spring; World


APRIL RAIN SONG, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let the rain kiss you
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans; April; Spring; Negroes; American Blacks


APRIL SONG, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Willow, in your april gown
Last Line: Love is near me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring


APRIL, FR. LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When [or, now] daisies pied and violets blue
Last Line: Unpleasing to a married ear!
Variant Title(s): Spring;ver And Hiems;april
Subject(s): Cuckolds; Spring; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


APRIL, THE MAGICIAN, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: April has a wand of gold
Last Line: And all the world grows new!
Subject(s): April; Spring


ARBUTUS DAYS, by JOHN BURROUGHS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Days! Days! Arbutus days!
Last Line: I feel the breath of may.
Subject(s): Arbutus; Spring; Mayflowers


ARCADY LOST, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cherry bloom and robin time of year
Last Line: Where once, o comrade mine, we heard them sing.
Subject(s): Hearts; Pain; Singing & Singers; Spring; Suffering; Misery


AT KATHERINE WALTON'S BLUFF ON THE ASHLEY, by KADRA MAYSI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When it's april on the ashley, 'twixt the tangled cypress
Last Line: Where a phantom pathway passes through the wild plum trees!
Alternate Author Name(s): Simons, Katherine Drayton Mayrant
Subject(s): Spring


AT THE MELTING OF THE SNOW, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a sunny southern land
Last Line: At the melting of the snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Snow; Spring


ATTRACTIONS OF THE EAST, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What secret current of man's nature turns
Last Line: Their hope, the fair lost birthright to regain!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Middle East; Spring; Near East; Levant


AUBADE, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: When fair hyperion dons his night attire
Last Line: As storms in june or blossom-boughs in may.
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Eyes; Flowers; Goddesses & Gods; Love; Mythology; Spring


AUBADE [OR, A MORNING SONG FOR IMOGEN], FR. CYMBELINE, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! Hark! The lark at heaven's gate sings
Last Line: Arise, arise!
Variant Title(s): Song At Sunrise;song To Imogen
Subject(s): Birds; Dawn; Larks; Morning; Spring; Sunrise; Skylarks


AUGURY, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What sweeter sight will ever charm the eye
Last Line: Could steal one mothering wing for folly's bait?
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Birds; England; Landscape; Spring; English


AUTUMN AND SPRING, by JULIA COOLEY ALTROCCHI    Poem Text            
First Line: Autumn is sister to the spring
Last Line: Across the span of a white hour.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Fall


AWAKE, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A winter so hard you think the shrubs may never rouse
Last Line: And the tail washes up on your boot.
Subject(s): Rebirth; Spring; Winter


AYE WAUKIN' O!, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: O spring's a pleasant time
Last Line: "sleep can I get nane, / for thinkin' o' my dearie"
Subject(s): Desire;spring


BABY SEED SONG, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little brown brother, oh! Little brown brother
Last Line: Little brown brother, good-bye.
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Seeds; Socialism; Spring


BALLADE OF A DEAD LADY, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All old fair things are in their places
Last Line: Ah! Where have they hidden those great eyes?
Subject(s): Aging; Death; Nature; Spring; Youth; Dead, The


BALLADE OF SPRYNGE-TYME, by CHRISTINE DE PISAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Nowe cometh the soe gracious month of maye
Last Line: For the faire boone this merrye month doth brynge.
Alternate Author Name(s): Christine De Pisan
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Spring


BARREN SPRING, by VIVIAN STRATTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Although the peach and cherry trees will bloom
Last Line: Because, oh just because, you are not here.
Subject(s): Spring


BECAUSE IT IS SPRING, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall I be glad because the year is young?
Last Line: Since may no longer greets me with your eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Spring


BEFORE AND AFTER SUMMER, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Looking forward to the spring
Last Line: I, alas, perceived not when.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Fall


BEGINNING TO GROW, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: A fairy wakes and starts to sing
Last Line: "I guess I'll have to grow!"
Subject(s): April; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Growth; Plantation Life; Seeds; Spring


BEL M'ES QUAN LO VENS M'ALENA, by ARNAUT DANIEL    Poem Text            
First Line: Softly sighs the april air
Last Line: I could nevermore go wrong.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Spring


BELATED SPRING, by LOUIS MERTINS    Poem Text            
First Line: The laboring woods hold back the storm
Last Line: And tremble in the cold.
Subject(s): Spring


BETROTHED ANEW, by EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunlight fills the trembling air
Last Line: I wove the blossoms of the spring.
Subject(s): Love; Nature; Spring


BIRD'S SONG IN SPRING, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The silver birch is a dainty lady
Last Line: I love him best of all!
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Variant Title(s): Child's Song In Spring
Subject(s): Socialism; Spring; Trees


BIRDS, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: When our two souls have left this mortal clay
Last Line: Snow on my doorstep, printed by their feet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Birds; Spring


BIRDS OF SPRING, by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cheerily, merrily, heralds of spring
Last Line: Our hearts with delight.
Subject(s): Happiness; Spring; Joy; Delight


BIRTH OF SPRING, by ALICE TAFT STROWD    Poem Text            
First Line: Raging blasts of rain and sleet
Last Line: Spring has come again on earth.
Subject(s): Spring


BIRTHDAY ODE FOR THE ANNIVESARY FESTIVAL OF VICTOR HUGO, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring born in heaven ere many a springtime flown
Last Line: Gives thanks for all thou hast given past thanks of all on earth.
Subject(s): Birthdays; France; Hugo, Victor (1802-1885); Spring


BLACK APRIL, by GRACE BROWN PUTNAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Could god have meant the spring to hurt us so
Last Line: Just one black night of agony?
Subject(s): April; Depression, Mental; Grief; Spring; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress; Sorrow; Sadness


BLOSSOM-TIME, by ZERA E. SETTERSTROM    Poem Text            
First Line: O blossom-time is on the hill
Last Line: Till lo! The golden, ripened fruit!
Subject(s): Spring


BLOWING BUBBLES, by BEATRICE PAULA BYRNES    Poem Text            
First Line: A breath of air / a delicate ball
Last Line: Pastels of spring on a crystal hill.
Subject(s): Spring


BONIE BELL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The smiling spring comes in rejoicing
Last Line: I adore my bonnie bell.
Subject(s): Spring


BREATHINGS OF SPRING, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What wak'st thou, spring? Sweet voices in the woods
Last Line: Yes, gentle spring! No sorrow dims thine air, breathed by our loved ones there!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Flowers; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Spring; Women


BROADCAST, by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Aha! Oho!
Last Line: To spring's dear steps, so far, so slow!
Subject(s): Spring


BROWN TREES, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now are the valleys brown 'twixt bluest hills
Last Line: And they walking two and two, queens by their gowns.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Brown (Color); Nature; Spring; Trees


BUCOLIC COMEDY: EARLY SPRING, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wooden chalets of the cloud
Last Line: Beginnings of first earthy things!
Subject(s): Spring


BUCOLIC COMEDY: SPRING, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When spring begins, the maids in flocks
Last Line: Singing their cold, forlorn madrigals.
Subject(s): Spring


BUDDING-TIME TOO BRIEF, by EVALEEN STEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O little buds, break not so fast!
Last Line: Wait yet awhile!
Subject(s): Spring


BURNING LEAVES IN SPRING, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When withered leaves are lost in flame
Last Line: Eternal beauty, back to you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Beauty; Leaves; Spring


BUTTERFLIES, by SAINT-PAUL ROUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Time tells the rosary of the sun
Last Line: Time tells the rosary of the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Roux, Paul Pierre; Roux, P0l
Subject(s): Angels; Butterflies; Colors; Insects; Spring; Bugs


BY THE SOUTH CANADIAN, by JOSEPH FRANCIS PAXTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Down near the river's sands
Last Line: The promise of spring.
Subject(s): Spring


CALIFORNIA MADRIGAL ON THE APPROACH OF SPRING, by FRANCIS BRET HARTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh come, my beloved! From thy winter abode
Last Line: In the spring that obtains but one month in the year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harte, Bret
Subject(s): Spring


CALLING THE ROLL, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: April calls, / through spring time halls
Last Line: O the joy of spring!
Subject(s): April; Spring


CANTILENA AND CRY OF ADIEU ON THE HILL OF THE MANOR, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: A last song? Flushing all the sky dawn like a rose-bud doth un
Last Line: "the foremost poet of france if only I could find the time."
Subject(s): Farewell; Flowers; Spring; Parting


CAROL FOR MAY-DAY, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Queen of fresh flowers
Last Line: Thou merry month of may!
Subject(s): Birds; Flowers; May (Month); Spring


CARPE DIEM, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: Today what is there in the air
Last Line: And my whole soul shall bloom and bear to-day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Love; Soul; Spring; Time


CAUGHT, by SARAH HAMMOND KELLY    Poem Text            
First Line: I would be old and gray
Last Line: Spring, I am here!
Subject(s): Spring


CELEBRATION OF SPRING, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O list to this spring time's terrible jest!
Last Line: Adonis! Adonis!
Subject(s): Spring


CERES, by NEIL TRACY    Poem Text            
First Line: See how the world lies manacled and bound
Last Line: Torn by the wind from the rich hem of spring.
Subject(s): Demeter; Spring; Ceres


CHAMPAK BLOSSOMS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Amber petals, ivory petals
Last Line: To ravish the winds of spring.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Hearts; Love; Spring


CHANGE, by HELEN FIELD WATSON    Poem Text            
First Line: An hour ago the sky was closed with gray
Last Line: Keeps adding joy to my unstinted bowl?
Subject(s): Spring


CHANSON INNOCENTE: 1, FR. TULIPS, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In just - / spring - when the world is mud-
Last Line: Wee
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Subject(s): Balloons; Language; Mythology - Classical; Pan (Mythology); Spring; Words; Vocabulary


CHANT OF THE SPRING RAIN, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Rain like the rustling of fine garments
Last Line: "and this is life and its mystery!"
Subject(s): Nature; Nature - Religious Aspects; Rain; Spring; Weather


CHERRY TREES A-BLOOM, by WALLACE RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the spring's elysian
Last Line: Of the cherry trees a-bloom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Groot, Cecil De
Subject(s): Cherry Trees; Fruit; Smells; Spring; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


CHINESE SPRING, by ELIZABETH HARCOURT    Poem Text            
First Line: The moon of flowers is here
Last Line: The moon of flowers is here!
Subject(s): Moon; Spring


CINQUAIN TO SPRING, by DOROTHY BLADIN HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Yesterday, / my heart was bare
Last Line: Softly stir.
Subject(s): Spring


CINQUAINS, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Evil / beware!
Subject(s): Evil; Mothers; Spring


CLEANING OUT THE SULLER IN VERMONT, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The time to clean the suller out
Last Line: "it's pretty clean down suller."
Subject(s): Cattle; Fields; Spring; Vermont; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


CLEARING, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is going to clear!' said the thrush to the jay
Last Line: "a meadow-lark sang ""it is going to clear!"
Subject(s): Children; Spring; Childhood


CLEARING AT DAWN, by LI PO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fields are chill; the sparse rain has stopped
Last Line: Blown by the wind slowly scatters away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rihaku; Li Pai; Li Tai Pe; Li Bo; Li Bai
Subject(s): Fields; Flowers; Nature; Spring; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


COME ALONG, YOU SPRING, by DOUGLAS MALLOCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come along, you spring! Come along, you / flow'rs!
Last Line: When you git here, spring -- and I'll set some more!
Subject(s): Spring


COMING, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On longer evenings
Subject(s): Spring


COMMENDS THE SPRING; A PARAPHRASE OF AN IDYLLIUM, by BION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Which season, myrson, does most pleasure bring
Last Line: And all earth's products full perfection show.
Subject(s): Spring


COMMUNITY, by HALA JEAN HAMMOND    Poem Text            
First Line: Burned into parchment, sung in a brook
Last Line: For the virginal garland of spring.
Subject(s): Brooks; Spring; Streams; Creeks


COMPARISON, by MARY THOMASINE DOWNER    Poem Text            
First Line: It's spring now!
Last Line: And that one may have a heaven here below.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


COMPLETION, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The brooklet fell from the crannied rock
Last Line: A drop of water good to drink.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Rain; Sea; Spring; Water; Wine; Ocean


CONTRA MORTEM: THE THAW, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rigidity nonlife the meaning neither of life
Last Line: The water by drop by drop begins to fall
Subject(s): Spring


COONIE IN DE HOLLER, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Coonie in de holler hidin' hin' de logs,
Last Line: Hyar dat distant thundah; guess dat spring am sprung.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): African Americans; Blacks; Spring; Negroes; American Blacks


CORINNA'S GOING A-MAYING, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Get up! Get up for shame! The blooming morn
Last Line: Come, my corinna, come, let's go a-maying.
Variant Title(s): Going A-maying;may-day
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Courtship; Death; Holidays; May (Month); New Year; Spring; Transience; Dead, The; Impermanence


COURTSHIP OF FLOWERS, by JOHN LEE HIGGINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring buds are bursting
Last Line: Are booming their bells.
Subject(s): Bells; Flowers; Spring


CRABAPPLE SPRING, by J. E. ELLIOTT    Poem Text            
First Line: The expert said the old crabapple tree
Last Line: Its harvest bountiful, the year it died.
Subject(s): Spring


CUCKOO SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Summer is I-cumen [or a-coming or y-comen] in
Last Line: "sing cuckoo. Sing, cuckoo, now!"
Variant Title(s): The Cuckoo Song
Subject(s): Birds;cuckoos;nature;spring;summer


DA FLUTE EEN SPREENG, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: Dere was a time w'en I could shoot
Last Line: I justa coulda keesed heem!
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Flutes; Spring


DA LEETLA BOY, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: Da spreeng ees com'; but oh, da joy
Last Line: He no could wait.
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Cold; Spring


DAFFODIL GOLD, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gold of the daffodil, drawn
Last Line: Touch thou my pulses with spring!
Subject(s): Aging; Daffodils; Spring


DAFFODILS, by ROBERT GARLAND    Poem Text            
First Line: When I return from far away
Last Line: A halo in the april sun.
Subject(s): Daffodils; Spring


DAVID AND BATHSHUA: A LULLABY, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Darkness steals o'er hill and valley
Last Line: For silence broods upon a world at rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Flowers; Peace; Rest; Silence; Spring


DAVID AND BATHSHUA: SPRING SONG, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: How joyous the spring is!
Last Line: The daffodil glade.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Forests; Nature; Seasons; Spring; Woods


DAWN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: By a bank as I lay
Last Line: "come dryly, come dryly, come dawn, hey ho!"
Subject(s): Spring


DAWN IN SPRING, by JEAN DREW FREEMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: In the depth of silence
Last Line: Where life will be retold.
Subject(s): Future Life; Gardens & Gardening; Heaven; Spring; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Paradise


DAY DREAMS, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: What time is like the glad springtime
Last Line: Of dreams for this fair world of flowers.
Subject(s): Love; Nature; Spring


DAYBREAK, by HAZEL MAY OYLER    Poem Text            
First Line: All was dark, the city slumbered
Last Line: Spring is on her way.
Subject(s): Dawn; Day; Spring; Sunrise


DAYS TOO SHORT, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When primroses are out in spring
Last Line: For me, doth wear the veil of night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Spring


DE BLACKBIRD FETCH DE SPRING, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When de autumn leabes was twistin'
Last Line: Kase my blackbird fetched de spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Blackbirds; Spring


DE RERUM NATURA, LIBER PRIMUS: BOOK 1. LINES 176-209, by TITUS LUCRETIUS CARUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why only in the spring are roses borne
Last Line: To all things, which distinguisheth their kind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lucretius
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Seasons; Spring


DE SPRING-HOUSE, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down to de spring-house am whar I long to wandah
Last Line: Down in de spring-house am good enuff fo' me.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): African Americans; Blacks; Spring; Negroes; American Blacks


DECEMBER, by VIVA I. STARK    Poem Text            
First Line: How beautiful are god's great trees in spring
Last Line: That our december shall not be in vain.
Subject(s): December; Spring


DESCRIPTION OF SPRING, by HENRY HOWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The soote season, that bud and bloom forth brings
Last Line: Each care decays, and yet my sorrow springs.
Alternate Author Name(s): Surrey, Earl Of
Variant Title(s): "description Of Spring, Wherein Each Thing Renews Save Only The Lover;spring;summer;summer Is Come;sonnet;summer Is Gone;morte 42: Sonetto (Imitated From Petrarch);spring, But;""the Soote Season, That Bud And Blome Furth Bringes"";
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Grief; Spring; Sorrow; Sadness


DESIRE IN SPRING, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love the cradle songs the mothers sing
Last Line: And silent changes colour up the hedge.
Subject(s): Spring


DICHTER-HERZ, by MOISHE NADIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the sand through which the waters of the spring
Last Line: As they drink the water I have made clear for them.
Subject(s): Seashore; Spring; Water; Beach; Coast; Shore


DISTANT SOUND OF THE SEA AT EVENING, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet, rolling far up some green mountain-dale
Last Line: Who girds tired nature with unslumbering might.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Sea; Spring; Ocean


DOWN WEIGAND WAY, by EDITH MEDBERY FITCH    Poem Text            
First Line: All winter long I've heard the song
Last Line: Down weigand way.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Spring


EAGER SPRING, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whirl, snow, on the blackbird's chatter
Last Line: To save for us one more spring.
Subject(s): Spring


EARLY MAY, by JOHN BURROUGHS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The time that hints the coming leaf
Last Line: By orchard bloom and lilac scent.
Subject(s): Spring


EARLY SPRING, by JOHN JAY CHAPMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: What a royal pomp our meadows have assumed
Last Line: Save in the cavern of life's afterglow.
Subject(s): Spring


EARLY SPRING, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: How sweet this morning air in spring
Last Line: Sing sweeter songs than I may borrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Spring


EARLY SPRING, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a faint, delicious sense
Last Line: The summer of the heart.
Subject(s): Spring


EARLY SPRING, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come ye so early
Last Line: Was I with my dear!
Subject(s): Life; Muses; Spring


EARLY SPRING, by DOROTHY KINSEY SHISLER    Poem Text            
First Line: More like autumn this day seems
Last Line: Of hospitable spring.
Subject(s): Autumn; Nature; Seasons; Spring; Sun; Fall


EARLY SPRING, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more the heavenly power
Last Line: The poets too.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Spring


EARLY SPRING AT THE WOODS' EDGE, by FRIEDRICH ADOLF AXEL DETLEV VON LILIENCRON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In naked trees about me jackdaws shriek
Last Line: And from the fields the easter-psalms ring high.
Alternate Author Name(s): Liliencron, Detlev Von
Subject(s): Spring


EARLY SPRING IN VERMONT, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter's tune is up
Last Line: When the sun runs high.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Nature; Spring; Vermont


EARLY WILLOWS, by JAMES WREFORD WATSON    Poem Text            
First Line: There is no bargain basement no
Last Line: At last will credit you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wreford, James
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


EARTHLY MEDITATIONS: THE AFTERLIFE, by ROBERT WRIGLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, and the fist full crop of dandelions gone
Last Line: The baby's breath is no longer a rose
Subject(s): Spring


ECHOES OF SPRING: 1, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walk about in driving snow
Last Line: Within my heart has built her nest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Spring


ECHOES OF SPRING: 10, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With thousand gaps the earth is split
Last Line: Will solace ever come to me?
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Grief; Spring; Sorrow; Sadness


ECHOES OF SPRING: 2, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft on the gleaming april days
Last Line: Make honey of my flutt'ring thought.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Spring


ECHOES OF SPRING: 3, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes on my soul will throng
Last Line: All the woodland's violets sweet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Spring


ECHOES OF SPRING: 4, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fain would I sing of each sweet sight and sound
Last Line: My heart is all too full, too full to speak or sing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Spring


ECHOES OF SPRING: 5, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's some what in the loveliness of spring
Last Line: On dim blue hills, and weep -- we know not why.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Spring


ECHOES OF SPRING: 6, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, birds, winged voices! Children of the light!
Last Line: Ye, with the sunlight, range o'er land and main.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Spring


ECHOES OF SPRING: 7, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, soft sweet air of early spring
Last Line: I'd like to lay me down and die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Grief; Spring; Sorrow; Sadness


ECHOES OF SPRING: 8, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blooming hedge, the budding grove
Last Line: Hast thou no language but a sigh?
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Spring


ECHOES OF SPRING: 9, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a flower fall of rain
Last Line: Like to a low and sweetly dying lay.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Spring


ECLOGUE: THE 'LOTMENTS, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Zoo you be in your groun' then, I do zee
Last Line: If I could get a little patch o' ground.
Subject(s): Duty; Farm Life; Labor & Laborers; Property; Social Protest; Spring; Agriculture; Farmers; Work; Workers; Possessions


ECSTASY, by WALTER JAMES REDFERN TURNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a frieze on whitest marble drawn
Last Line: And I sang like a carven pipe of music.
Subject(s): Asia; Nature; Spring; Far East; East Asia; Orient


EIGHT YEARS OLD, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sun, whom the faltering snow-cloud fears
Last Line: To bring us flowers from eight full years.
Subject(s): Children; Spring; Childhood


ELEGIAC SONNET: 2. WRITTEN AT THE CLOSE OF SPRING, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The garlands fade that spring so lately wove
Last Line: Ah! Why has happiness -- no second spring?
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Spring


ELEGIAC SONNET: 8. TO SPRING, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again the wood, and long-withdrawing vale
Last Line: Have power to cure all sadness -- but despair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Spring


ELEGIAC SONNET: 87. WRITTEN IN OCTOBER, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blasts of autumn as they scatter round
Last Line: For never more to me the spring of hope returns!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Spring


ELEGY ON THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In my mother's garden even the ragweed
Last Line: At everything we can still remember
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Old Age; Spring


ELEGY WRITTEN IN SPRING, by MICHAEL BRUCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis past: the iron north has spent his rage
Last Line: Till the long night is gone, and the last morn arise.
Subject(s): Spring


ELEGY: 5. ON THE APPROACH OF SPRING, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Time, never wand'ring from his annual round
Last Line: Too soon to night's encroaching, long control!
Subject(s): Spring


ELUSIVE SPRING, by VIRGINIA TIDBALL    Poem Text            
First Line: I've watched the buds from day to day
Last Line: To watch near the deodar for her.
Subject(s): Spring


END OF WINTER, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: We welcome jack frost when he comes
Last Line: Springtime's coming—run, jack, run!
Subject(s): March (Month); Seasons; Spring


ETERNAL BEAUTY, by GRACE EVELYN BROWN    Poem Text            
First Line: Do not regret the passing on of spring
Last Line: Against a leaden sky.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Seasons; Spring


EVENEN IN THE VILLAGE, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the light o' the west is a-turn'd to gloom
Last Line: Wi' his pipe an' his cider can.
Subject(s): Evening; Spring; Sunset; Twilight


EVERYBODY UP, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Madam april woke one morning
Last Line: Came around the corner!
Subject(s): April; Spring


EXTRACTS FROM AN OPERA: 2. DAISY'S SONG, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun, with his great eye
Last Line: Lambs bleat my lullaby.
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers; Spring


FAIRY DANCES (2), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "round about, round about"
Last Line: For our brave queen-a
Subject(s): Spring


FAIRY SONG, by ETHEL MAY ERICSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Passing on a breeze, I swept
Last Line: To lighten spring's returning.
Subject(s): Spring


FAITH, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text            
First Line: If on this night of still, white cold
Last Line: And immortality.
Subject(s): Faith; Seasons; Spring; Winter; Belief; Creed


FAITH, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hear the thrush and blackbird sing
Last Line: I must believe, I will believe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Birds; Faith; Grief; Pain; Spring; Belief; Creed; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery


FALSE SPRING, by POLLY MCKIBBEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Ah, those deceptive springtime days in fall
Last Line: A rhapsody of blossomtime again!
Subject(s): Spring


FAREWELL FROST, OR WELCOME THE SPRING, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fled are the frosts, and now the fields appear
Last Line: Bring in her bill, once more, the branch of peace.
Subject(s): Spring


FEBRUARY THAW, by KENNETH SLADE ALLING    Poem Text            
First Line: Now these ephemeral glaciers move
Last Line: And occult ecstasies of sound.
Subject(s): Spring


FEURERZAUBER, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Love; Spring; Nature


FIFTH AVENUE-SPRING AFTERNOON, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world's running over with color
Last Line: Rises your face!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Fields; Fifth Avenue, New York City; Flowers; Primroses; Spring; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


FINAL SPRING, by RALPH GUSTAFSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of grass, insurgent bud aware
Last Line: This, and the threat of fear, and fear.
Subject(s): Fear; Nature; Spring


FIRST APPOINTMENT, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: Intoxication of spring! The plot of grass is whirling round the statue
Last Line: * * * * * * *
Subject(s): Birds; Singing & Singers; Spring; Songs


FIRST BOOK OF ODES: 1, by BASIL BUNTING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weeping oaks grieve, chestnuts raise
Last Line: Is everlasting / resurrection
Subject(s): Spring


FIRST SPRING; INDIAN CREEK, PENNSYLVANIA, by HANIEL (CLARK) LONG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The yellow violets know it up the rills
Last Line: And though desirous, I have no desire.
Subject(s): Desire; Spring


FISH FOR BREAKFAST, by HENRY T. CHAMBERS    Poem Text            
First Line: In utah becky's place
Last Line: "spring is an old man's friend."
Subject(s): Spring; Youth


FLINT AND STEEL, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mountain / mesquite
Last Line: For the little verb that will kindle the fire!
Subject(s): Forests; Mountains; Smells; Spring; Trees; Woods; Hills; Downs (Great Britain); Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


FLORA IN JANUARY, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The goddess slept. About her where she lay
Last Line: And christmas-roses made a veil above her.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Flowers; January; Spring


FLOWER GOD, GOD OF THE SPRING, BEAUTIFUL, BOUNTIFUL, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Feels new life with an ecstasy
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Spring; Children


FLOWERS, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O my flowers! On your bosom
Last Line: Spring! My lovely spring, come soon!
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring


FLOWERS, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Buds and bells! Sweet april pleasures
Last Line: Hears the little children too!
Subject(s): Flowers; Praise; Spring


FLOWERS TELL MONTHS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gold buttons in the garden today
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring


FOLIAGE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come forth, and let us through our hearts receive
Last Line: Dear friend! Our fresh delight in simplest nature's hues!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Leaves; Spring


FOOTSTEPS OF PROSERPINE: 3. SOLDANELLA, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hermit: / what wilt thou with me, maiden? Little wins
Last Line: That snow environed blossom, woman's love.
Subject(s): Death; Forests; Hermits; Plays & Playwrights ; Soul; Spring; Dead, The; Woods; Dramatists


FOOTSTEPS OF PROSERPINE: 6. SPRING DELAYED, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O why do you tarry so long, spring?
Last Line: The breath and the raiment of god!
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Spring; Winter


FOOTSTEPS OF PROSERPINE: 7. SPRING ARRIVED, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We will carol all the day
Last Line: Goes the pageant in a trice.
Subject(s): Hearts; Seasons; Singing & Singers; Spring; Songs


FOR FUTURE SOWING, by BLANCHE LEA WALDEN    Poem Text            
First Line: The cruel hand of frost has laid a blight
Last Line: For well we know will come another spring!
Subject(s): Spring


FOR MUSIC, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O singer, canst thou summon up
Last Line: So long ago? -- then sing!
Subject(s): Hearts; Science; Singing & Singers; Spring; Scientists


FOR OLD LOVERS, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: The sap is bubbling in the tree
Last Line: Of a wood fire at night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring


FOR ONE WHO LOVED SPRING, by BERYL V. THOMPSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Softly spring treads...In velvet silence slips
Last Line: Crocuses call.
Subject(s): Spring


FOR SPRING, BY SANDRO BOTTICELLI, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What mask [or, masque] of what old wind-withered new year
Last Line: These mummers of that wind-withered new-year?
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Botticelli, Sandro (1444-1510); Mythology - Classical; Paintings & Painters; Spring; Venus (Goddess); Filipepi, Alesandro Di Mariano


FOREIGN SPRING, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The charlock and the hemlock flowers
Last Line: I pause awhile and sigh.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Spring


FORSYTHIA, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Sun at the window and the blaze
Last Line: And life was greatly coming on.
Subject(s): Life; Spring


FOUR LITTLE FOXES, by LEW SARETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Speak gently, spring, and make no sudden sound
Last Line: Step softly.
Subject(s): Foxes; Spring


FOUR SONGS OF FOUR SEASONS: 2. SPRING IN TUSCANY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rose-red lilies that bloom on the banner
Last Line: Fare well we may not who say farewell.
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Roses; Spring


FROM A MOTOR IN MAY, by CORINNE ROOSEVELT ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The leaves of autumn and the buds of spring
Last Line: The leaves of autumn guard the buds of spring.
Subject(s): Autumn; May (Month); Nature; Order; Seasons; Spring; Fall


GAME, by TONY HOAGLAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On thursday nights in spring
Last Line: And the unmowed field is foaming at the mouth with flowers
Subject(s): Games; Spring; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


GAY SPRING RETURNS, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Gay spring returns, her glad face glowing
Last Line: Gay spring returns, her glad face glowing.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


GLORIA MUNDI, by ROSAMUND MARRIOTT WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give us the earth's whole heart but once to know
Last Line: Evasive echoes of a distant feast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tomson, Graham R.
Subject(s): Spring


GO AWAY SPRING!, by ROSA ZAGNONI MARINONI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, how can you conceive beauty
Last Line: This is no fit birthplace for beauty!
Subject(s): Spring


GOD HATH MADE ALL THINGS LOVELY, by HARRIET A. JENNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: The beauty of god's world is ever new
Last Line: God hath made all things lovely in their time.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


GOD'S WEATHER: APRIL, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: The shadows fall soft down the haw-whitened hillside
Last Line: The wooing soft south of his weather, god's weather.
Subject(s): Orchards; Seasons; Spring


GOD'S WEATHER: MARCH, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: A wild whir of wings thro' the woodland's browns hieing
Last Line: Blow on thro' the woods and the weather, god's weather.
Subject(s): Harvest; Months; Spring; Weather


GOD'S WEATHER: MAY, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: There's a blurr'd roll of drumbeats. The soft south wind straying
Last Line: With the sigh of the southwind, the balm of god's weather.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Months; Old Age; Spring


GOLD, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When life wakened in the spring
Last Line: To brown pavements in the town.
Subject(s): Spring


GOLDEN CASSIA, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O brilliant blossoms that strew my way
Last Line: The glimmering ghosts of a bygone dream.
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Spring


GOLDEN HOUR, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the one enchanted minute
Last Line: To-morrow looms a golden sorrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Gold; Seasons; Spring


GOSSIP, by JEAN LOUISE LEIGHTON    Poem Text            
First Line: The yellow-green of little trees
Last Line: Then summer's only talk.
Subject(s): Spring; Trees


GRAY APRIL, by MARY FRANCES MARTIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Is it april, these gray days
Last Line: April! April! Is this you?
Alternate Author Name(s): Cearnach, Conal
Subject(s): April; Rain; Spring


GREEK SPRING; MARCH, ATHENS, 1913, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rainbows, rainbows! O fantastic vision
Last Line: Or is it the snows again?
Subject(s): Greece; Hope; Rainbows; Spring; Winter; Greeks; Optimism


GREETING, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Sweet as the summer breeze
Last Line: Is the love I bear to thee.
Subject(s): February; Flowers; Greetings; Love; Spring


GROWTH, by MILDRED TELFORD BARNWELL    Poem Text            
First Line: April weeps ... And weeps ... And weeps
Last Line: Poor april's tears, essential to good sowing . . .
Subject(s): Spring


GUERDON, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To field and forest
Last Line: The rapture of song!
Subject(s): Brides; Happiness; Love; Love - Marital; Spring; Joy; Delight; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


HAD SPRING NOT COME, by ANNA FRENCH JOHNSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Again old earth swings
Last Line: My heart would have slept.
Subject(s): Revivals; Spring; Religious Revivals


HAILSTORM IN MAY, by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strike, churl; hurl, cheerless wind, then; heltering hail
Last Line: Bid joy back, have at the harvest, keep hope pale.
Subject(s): Spring; Storms


HAIRST, by WILLIAM MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tho' weel I lo'e the budding spring, I'll no misca' john frost
Last Line: Wi' saft and winnowing win's to cool the gloaming o' the year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Laureate Of The Nursery
Subject(s): Spring


HARD SEASON, by LINDA GREGG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Already this spring the lilacs are failing / in pieces and chunks, the way rust
Last Line: With the presence, in the sunlight
Subject(s): Spring


HARVEST, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring hath the morning gladness
Last Line: With the peace of god is blest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Children; Harvest; Mothers; Spring; Childhood


HAWTHORN DYKE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the golden air is full of balm and bloom
Last Line: Here are one at heart with all things seen and heard.
Subject(s): Flowers; Hawthorn; Spring


HEALING, by BESS HEATH OLMSTEAD    Poem Text            
First Line: I thought I could not bear another spring
Last Line: Forget-me-nots may gather, and heart's-ease.
Subject(s): Flowers; Healing; Spring; Cures


HEBE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw the twinkle of white feet
Last Line: To pour for thee the cup of honor.
Subject(s): Hebe (Goddess Of Youth And Spring)


HELLENICA: 1, by EDWARD JOSEPH HARRINGTON O'BRIEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twilight hath veiled his eyes
Last Line: Where I met philemon dreaming.
Subject(s): Spring


HEPATICA, by JOHN BURROUGHS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When april's in her genial mood
Last Line: Are greetings from the heart of spring.
Subject(s): Birds; Spring


HEPATICAS, by ELEANOR G. R. YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: They are like sky children
Last Line: "at this miracle of spring!"
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Happiness; Hepatica; Plants; Spring; Joy; Delight; Planting; Planters


HER BEAUTIFUL EYES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O her beautiful eyes! They are as blue as the dew
Last Line: So I grope through the night of her beautiful eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Eyes; Love; Spring


HER SMILE OF CHEER AND VOICE OF SONG, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring fails, in all its bravery of
Last Line: Reclaims those gifts of hers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Nature; Smiles; Spring


HERE WE COME A-PIPING, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: And bells beyond the sand
Subject(s): Spring


HINTS OF SPRING (COMPOSED IN SICKNESS), by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A softening of the misty heaven
Last Line: Albeit thou art so near, so near!
Subject(s): Spring


HOJOKI, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Venus in the pale green sky
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter; Fall


HOME-THOUGHTS, FROM ABROAD, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, to be in england, now that april's there
Last Line: Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!
Variant Title(s): April In England
Subject(s): April; England; Environment; Fields; Homesickness; May (Month); Nature; Spring; Travel; Trees; English; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Journeys; Trips


HOOSIER SPRING-POETRY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When ever'thing's a-goin' like she's got-a-goin' now
Last Line: Oh, ever'thing's a-goin' like we like to see her go!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Spring; Trees


HOPE AND FAITH, by ISAAC LEIBUSH PERETZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hope! Not distant is the springtime
Last Line: Will arise above our graves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Perets, Yitskhok Leibush; Peretz, Isaac Loeb
Subject(s): Jews; Life; Spring; Judaism


HOW MANY HEAVENS, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The emeralds are singing on the grasses
Subject(s): Spring


HOW SPRING CAME TO NEW YORK, by HERMANN HAGEDORN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the windy dusk, and the first pale light
Last Line: "the millions woke, tingling, and whispered, ""spring!"
Subject(s): New York City; Spring; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


HYMN 9, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: A breath of roses in the wind doth seize on me
Last Line: God.—my heart is at ease!
Subject(s): Flowers; Grass; Roses; Soul; Spring


HYMN: SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil
Last Line: But we in nature's latest hour, o lord! Will cling to thee.
Subject(s): God; Spring


I DO NOT FEAR, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I do not fear to own me kin
Last Line: Alone of all things have the power.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Love; Nature; Spring


I GO, SWEET FRIENDS!, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I go, sweet friends! Yet think of me
Last Line: Think of me then! I go, I go!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Friendship; Hearts; Love; Spring


I HAVE SEEN THE SPRING', by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing is new, I have seen the spring too often
Last Line: Nothing is lost but a few years from my life.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring


I SHALL PLAY A LITTLE SONG ON MY PIPE IN THE SPRING, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
Last Line: Who do not know what spring is for, as we know, pipe and I
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Spring


I THINK, by JAMES SCHUYLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will write you a letter
Subject(s): Spring


IDAHO SPRING, by MILDRED HOLMAN MELTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Sagebrush heavy in the spring
Last Line: Aye, spring is here!
Subject(s): Spring


IDYLL, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: Each time that eve and adam meet, he builds
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Smoking; Soul; Spring; Eve; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


IF A WILDERNESS, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Then spring came:
Subject(s): Spring


IF ICE, by WILLIAM WRIGHTSON EUSTACE ROSS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If / ice shall melt
Last Line: Forest-bed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ross, W. W. E.
Subject(s): Ice; Spring


IMAGE, by ALICE H. MERTZ    Poem Text            
First Line: The buttonwoods stand like shriven penitents
Last Line: And healing green will shroud and over and beautify.
Subject(s): Night; Spring; Bedtime


IMAGES OF PATRIARCHAL LIFE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Calm scenes of patriarch life!
Last Line: The voices, earliest by the soul revered!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Spring


IMMORTAL JOY, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When all our roses huddle out of sight
Last Line: Shall gently fall upon its sleeping face.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Happiness; Immortality; Roses; Spring; Joy; Delight


IMPULSE, by DOROTHY MOORE GARRISON    Poem Text            
First Line: I know that deep beneath the weary gray
Last Line: Seeking lost eldorados on the slopes.
Subject(s): Sonnet (As Literary Form); Spring


IN A FIELD OF GOLDENROD, by ELEANOR G. R. YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: Around me-gold!
Last Line: With joy's rich ecstacy.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Goldenrod; Happiness; Spring; Joy; Delight


IN A GREENHOUSE, by FLORA T. MERCER    Poem Text            
First Line: Long rows of dull white boxes filled with / loam
Last Line: To all the beauty of infinity.
Subject(s): Flowers; Greenhouses; Plants; Spring; Planting; Planters


IN A SPRING GROVE, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here the white-ray'd anemone is born
Last Line: Each and all these,—and more, and more than these!
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Subject(s): Flowers; Forests; Leaves; Spring; Thorns; Woods


IN A TIME OF FLOWERS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O love! Do you know the spring is here
Last Line: To welcome the new-born year?
Subject(s): Birth; Flowers; Spring; Child Birth; Midwifery


IN APRIL, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more the long twilight
Subject(s): Spring


IN AUTUMN, by FRANCIS JAMMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You see in autumn on the telegraph wires
Last Line: Tries, falters and, before it flees, comes back.
Subject(s): Autumn; Death; Faith; Grief; Seasons; Spring; Fall; Dead, The; Belief; Creed; Sorrow; Sadness


IN BOHEMIA, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ha! My dear! I'm back again
Last Line: Ere it drowns me, kate, my dear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Bohemians; Poetry & Poets; Spring; Travel; Journeys; Trips


IN BOZEN OF A SUNDAY, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR    Poem Text            
First Line: In bozen of a sunday, the air is gay with chiming
Last Line: In bozen of a sunday, when the hills are glad with spring.
Subject(s): Bolzano-bozen Province, Italy; Sabbath; Spring; Sunday


IN EARLY SPRING, by ALICE MEYNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O spring, I know thee! Seek for sweet surprise
Last Line: But he is lord of his.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meynell, Wilfrid, Mrs.; Thompson, Alice Christina
Subject(s): Spring


IN GREEN WAYS, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the time has come to sing
Last Line: You shall sing a song to me!
Subject(s): Spring


IN HAITI: 2. AT THE SPRING, by GREGORY ORR                Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the boy perched in the high
Last Line: Thigh-deep in a limestone cliff.
Variant Title(s): Haitian Suite
Subject(s): Boys; Girls; Haiti; Spring; Youth


IN HOSPITAL: 22. PASTORAL, by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's the spring
Last Line: Impotent t, winter at heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Henley, W. E.
Subject(s): Hospitals; Spring


IN HOSPITAL: 26. ANTEROTICS, by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Laughs the happy april morn
Last Line: O, the spring -- the spring -- the spring!
Alternate Author Name(s): Henley, W. E.
Subject(s): Hospitals; Nurses; Spring


IN LATE SPRING, by CHARLES LEO O'DONNELL    Poem Text            
First Line: I mark me how to-day the maples wear
Last Line: And take thy purple of the tiring hours.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Spring


IN MAY, by JOHN BURROUGHS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When grosbeaks show a damask rose
Last Line: And all the world is glad with may.
Subject(s): May (Month); Spring


IN MAY, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The friends whom I kiss'd and caress'd of yore
Last Line: O beauteous world, I hate thee anew!
Subject(s): Friendship; Hearts; Kisses; Spring


IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 115, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now fades the last long streak of snow
Last Line: And buds and blossoms like the rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): April;spring's Awakening;in Memoriam (6);now Fades The Last Long Streak Of Snow,
Subject(s): Spring


IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 83, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dip down upon the northern shore
Last Line: And flood a fresher throat with song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): April Days;spring
Subject(s): April; Spring


IN MONMOUTH, by EVE GILBERT SWIFT    Poem Text            
First Line: In monmouth, in monmouth
Last Line: "cuckoo, cuckoo."
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Spring


IN PRAISE OF GULMOHUR BLOSSOMS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What can rival your lovely hue
Last Line: From a true wife's funeral pyre?
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Praise; Spring


IN PRAISE OF MAY, by FIONN MACCUMHAILL    Poem Text            
First Line: May-day! Delightful day!
Last Line: Delicate-hued, delightful may.
Subject(s): May (Month); Spring


IN SHADOW, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreaded that first robin so, / but he is mastered now
Last Line: Of their unthinking drums.
Subject(s): Pain; Spring; Suffering; Misery


IN SPRING, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The young birds shy twitter
Last Line: Oh bring me my love!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Spring


IN SPRING, by AVA F. COLLINGWOOD    Poem Text            
First Line: The time in school is twice as long
Last Line: On every single sunny day?
Subject(s): Birds; Singing & Singers; Spring; Songs


IN SPRING, by ERNEST CHRISTOPHER DOWSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See how the trees and the osiers lithe
Last Line: For you and for me bloom never again.
Subject(s): Spring


IN SPRING, by ALINE MURRAY KILMER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I do not know which is worse when you are away
Last Line: I walk alone in ways that we went in together.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kilmer, Joyce, Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring


IN SPRING, by DOLLIE CAROLINE MAITLAND RADFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The land is full of blossom, in the plain
Last Line: Oh spring, in all your grace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Radford, Ernest, Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring


IN SPRING, by MARGERY ATWOOD TODAHL    Poem Text            
First Line: Under the sun
Last Line: The things we know?
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Spring; Arthur, King


IN SPRING, by J. A. WILLIAMS    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, the joy to ride o'er the hills with spring
Last Line: Nor the trials of life forgetting.
Subject(s): Hearts; Spring


IN SPRING, SANTA BARBARA, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been happy two weeks together
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring; Togetherness


IN SPRING-TIDE, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the hour, the day
Last Line: Blossoming-time is come -- rejoice, joice, rejoice!
Subject(s): Spring


IN SPRING-TIME, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: There's many a pool that holds a cloud
Last Line: Is four and twenty hours of song!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Spring


IN THE CROWD, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How happy they are, in all seeming
Last Line: T is better than showing the heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Earth; Secrets; Smiles; Spring; World


IN THE FIELDS, by CHARLOTTE MEW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, when I look at lovely things which pass
Last Line: Over the fields. They come in spring.
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Nature - Religious Aspects; Spring; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


IN THE ORCHARD, by HENRIK JOHAN IBSEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the sunny orchard closes
Last Line: Who may revel with the rest?
Alternate Author Name(s): Bjarme, Brynjolf
Subject(s): Flowers; Orchards; Spring


IN THE PRAISE OF SPRING, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All trees, all leavy groves confesse the spring
Last Line: A sweetly temper'd meane, nor hot nor cold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Spring


IN THE SPRING, by IBYCUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the season of spring is the season of growing
Last Line: And shakes and shatters at will.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ibykos
Subject(s): Spring


IN THE WILLOW SHADE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sat beneath a willow tree
Last Line: Beside a spring in spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Spring


INFERIAE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, and the light and sound of things on earth
Last Line: For all the darkness of the night and sea.
Subject(s): Life; Love; Nature; Spring


INTIMATE VISION, by JOSEPHINE BATES    Poem Text            
First Line: Shall we regret the lost and lovely spring
Last Line: Until we watched together, hand in hand.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


INVITATION, by MATILDA BARBARA BETHAM-EDWARDS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now spring appears, with beauty crown'd
Last Line: And breathe the air of heaven, with me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Betham, Mary Matilda; Edwards, Matilda B.; Edwards, B. M.
Subject(s): Spring


INVITATION TO THE COUNTRY, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now 'tis spring on wood and wold
Last Line: And in the breast of man as well.
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature; Seasons; Spring


INVOCATION TO THE MUSES, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Awake! Ye tuneful nine, and sing
Last Line: Such lustre as their dewy eyne.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Hearts; Love - Nature Of; Spring


IT IS NOT ENOUGH THAT THE BUDS HAVE COME OUT. IT IS NOT, by ELENI SIKELIANOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Tourists have begun to fill up the city like a box of arms and legs
Subject(s): Spring


JOHN REED, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a mist on the meadow below
Last Line: I'll go to the village-store; I'd rather not talk with jane.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Life; Spring


JUNE, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Broom out the floor now, lay the fender by
Last Line: Will soon blow down the road all roses go.
Subject(s): Spring


KING ARTHUR: SONG OF AEOLUS, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye blust'ring brethren of the skies
Last Line: There swell your lungs, and vainly, vainly threat.
Variant Title(s): To Britannia
Subject(s): Earth; Fear; Singing & Singers; Spring; World; Songs


KNOWLEDGE OF APRIL, by ALICE MONKS MEARS    Poem Text            
First Line: Whatever the delicate ear dissects tonight
Last Line: Knowledge of april.
Subject(s): Farewell; Love; Spring; Parting


LAST NIGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where were you last night? I watched at the gate
Last Line: As to miss the chance while we weigh and wait.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hate; Love; Night; Spring; Bedtime


LAST SPRING, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This morning at the door
Last Line: Of hope and spring!
Subject(s): Birth; Gardens & Gardening; Spring; Child Birth; Midwifery


LATE SNOW IN THE SMOKIES, by ELIZABETH JONES BROWNING    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring, one night
Last Line: That palmer knew, and corot could not miss.
Subject(s): Smoky Mountains; Snow; Spring


LATE SPRING, by SALLY WOOD RAUSHENBUSH    Poem Text            
First Line: I have not seen the spring this year
Last Line: Young spring lies dead.
Subject(s): Spring; Wellesley College


LATE SPRING, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before he goes, the uguisu
Subject(s): Spring


LAUGHING SONG, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy
Last Line: "to sing the sweet chorus of ""ha, ha, he!"
Variant Title(s): Laughing Song
Subject(s): Bible; Forests; Laughter; Mythology; Spring; Woods


LAUREL IN THE BERKSHIRES, by ADELAIDE CRAPSEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sea-foam / and coral!
Last Line: Gold flood.
Subject(s): Spring


LAURENCE BLOOMFIELD IN IRELAND: 6. SPRING, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But haste we! - 'tis that merry time of year
Last Line: Untiring sing their olden songs anew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Flowers; Primroses; Singing & Singers; Spring; Violets; Songs


LET IT BE SPRINGTIME, by NELLE LORAINE MILROY    Poem Text            
First Line: If privilege were mine to name the time
Last Line: Lull me to slumber while the day is young.
Subject(s): Birds; Spring


LETTER TO B.W. PROCTOR, ESQ., FROM OXFORD; MAY, 1825, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In every tower, that oxford has, is swung
Last Line: And unpersuaded drop the paper down.
Subject(s): Education; Letters; Nature; Oxford University; Poetry & Poets; Procter, Bryan Waller (1787-1874); Spring; Writing & Writers; Cornwall, Barry [pseud.]


LIFE'S MORNING, NOON, AND EVENING, by AUDRA POWELL COTTRILLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Dawn breaks, soft breezes blow, 'tis morning time of life
Last Line: Submerged in faith, then sink to rest in twilight's holy calm.
Subject(s): Day; Life; Spring


LINES TO SPRING, by LOU D. GREENLEE    Poem Text            
First Line: Though drab and weary from late winter's reign
Last Line: Her magic web, is serenading spring.
Subject(s): Spring


LITTLE BROWN BIRD, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O little brown bird in the rain
Last Line: In the bend of your wing!
Subject(s): Birds; Spring; Wings


LONDON STUDIES: AFTER THE STORM IN MARCH, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! How the wind sighs out of sight
Last Line: Spring for to-morrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): London; Spring


LONG AFTER, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That spring they fell in love but then
Subject(s): Love; Spring


LONGFELLOW, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the sea the swift sad message darts
Last Line: Of aspiration human and divine.
Subject(s): Death; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Poetry & Poets; Sea; Spring; Dead, The; Ocean


LONGING, by BLANCHE KENDALL MCKEY    Poem Text            
First Line: And it will bring you back
Last Line: To hear his singing!
Subject(s): Longing; Spring


LONGING FOR SPRING, by WALTHER VON DER VOGELWEIDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas, the winter has hurt us everywhere
Last Line: Where the frost lies now, I'll pluck a nosegay.
Subject(s): Spring


LOVE IN OCTOBER, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fields, the clouds, the farms and farming
Last Line: These many loves would founder in that night.
Subject(s): Autumn; Farm Life; Love; Seasons; Spring; Fall; Agriculture; Farmers


LOVE IN SPRING, by MELEAGER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the violet blooms again
Last Line: Far more excellent is she.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meleagros
Subject(s): Spring


LOVE MAKES THE SPRING, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Has spring come back? Is this the may
Last Line: "spring has come back."
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Spring


LOVE'S AUTUMN, by JOHN PAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, love, the spring shall come again
Last Line: That now lie cold and sere.
Subject(s): Love; Spring; Time


LOVE'S COMPARINGS, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Carnations and lilies are hueless
Last Line: Wherever her feet may fare.
Subject(s): Carnations; Faces; Flowers; Hair; Laughter; Lilies; Love; Spring


LOVE'S GOLDEN PILGRIMAGE, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: To one who loves, all things are beautiful
Last Line: Perceives in nature things unseen before.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Hearts; Love - Nature Of; Spring


LOVE'S SPRINGTIDE, by FREDERIC FAIRCHILD SHERMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Henceforth my life shall ever know the spring
Last Line: The hopes and joys that warm the nest of love.
Subject(s): Spring


LOVE'S WOUNDING, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the young stag, when lusty spring supreme
Last Line: Planted a thousand arrows in my side.
Subject(s): Love; Pride; Spring; Wandering & Wanderers; Self-esteem; Self-respect


LYING SPYING, by LAURA RIDING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: (lying spying what men say of dead men
Last Line: Not a thing to tell each other.
Alternate Author Name(s): Jackson, Laura Riding
Subject(s): Spring


LYNTON VERSES: 6. SYMPHONY, by THOMAS EDWARD BROWN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We saw her die, and she is dead
Last Line: Dove, blackbird, goldfinch, larch!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, T. E.
Subject(s): Birds; Death - Children; Jesus Christ; Sisters; Spring; Death - Babies


MADRIGAL, by TOMAS TRANSTROMER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I inherited a dark wood where I seldom go. But a day will come when
Last Line: Shift on the clothesline
Subject(s): Spring


MAGDALEN WALKS, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The little white clouds are racing over the sky
Last Line: The kingfisher flies like an arrow, and wounds the air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Spring


MAGIC, by JEANNE FREEMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Today the air quivered suddenly
Last Line: With the proper shades of green.
Subject(s): April; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Spring


MAGIC, by EDWARD JOSEPH HARRINGTON O'BRIEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I ran into the sunset light
Last Line: Adored the risen spring.
Subject(s): Spring; Sun


MAGNOLIA, by LISEL MUELLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This year spring and summer decided
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Lisel
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring; Magnolias


MAHOTA (THE VERDURE), by CHARLIE LINCOLN MCGUIRE    Poem Text            
First Line: Where emerald is made and flung
Last Line: Muse-rapt, to shield our tryst-kept maid.
Subject(s): Spring


MARCH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: A sodden gray in the chilly dawn
Last Line: And this is march
Subject(s): Cold;march (Month);seasons;spring;winter


MARCH, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail! Gruff messenger of spring!
Last Line: Beautifying hill and plain.
Subject(s): March (Month); Nature; Spring


MARCH AND APRIL, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Stay in, stay in, o flowers, stay in
Last Line: Come up, dear seeds, above the ground!
Subject(s): April; Children; Flowers; Spring; Childhood


MARCH DAYS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world to-day is a nun in gray
Last Line: And april airs be here!
Subject(s): Dreams; Earth; Lakes; March (Month); Spring; Nightmares; World; Pools; Ponds


MARCH FIELDS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now shrink not from me for shamefacedness
Last Line: O sober fields of march, your mood is deep, divine!
Subject(s): March (Month); Spring; Wind


MARCH MELODY, by MANUELA CROSNO    Poem Text            
First Line: I shall stay home and build my fire, tonight
Last Line: I shall build a refuge here -- for captive spring!
Subject(s): Spring


MARKET STREET, by DAVID NOVAK    Poem Text            
First Line: And what if spring is here at last
Last Line: Are lies.
Subject(s): Spring


MATANZA TO WELCOME SPRING, by JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spread eagle sheep legs wide
Subject(s): Spring; Sheep; Death; Birth; Dead, The; Child Birth; Midwifery


MATINAL SURVEY OF THE CITY, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: O justly made divine, unclose thy hands, sweet dawn, those fingers
Last Line: Sweet to me, against white walls the sound of all these shutters blue!
Subject(s): Chimney Sweepers & Chimneys; Cities; Spring; Urban Life


MATING TIME, by VIDA S. ADKINS    Poem Text            
First Line: Past my window, brilliant crimson
Last Line: In the honeysuckle vine.
Subject(s): Birds; Spring


MAY, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hebe's here, may is here!
Last Line: In the hearts of roses.
Subject(s): Hebe (Goddess Of Youth And Spring); May (Month); Spring


MAY, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come out o' door, 'tis spring! 'tis may!
Last Line: Behine' for thee, o flow'ry maÿ!
Subject(s): May (Month); Nature; Spring


MAY, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now children may
Last Line: Look at some baseball / on tv
Subject(s): Spring; Baseball


MAY, by NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, the merry may has pleasant hours
Last Line: In the beautiful time of spring.
Subject(s): May (Month); Spring


MAY BASKETS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: In other lands the children bring
Last Line: And tell our way the joy of spring.
Subject(s): Harvest; May (Month); Spring


MAY DAY, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O haste, o haste to the fields away
Last Line: And pour for us the simple lay!
Subject(s): Flowers; May (Month); Spring


MAY EVENING, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The breath of spring-time at this twilight hour
Last Line: For the return of day.
Subject(s): Spring


MAY FLOWERS ARE OPENING, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Spring; Flowers


MAY IS BUILDING HER HOUSE, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: May is building her house. With apple blooms
Last Line: She is changing back again to spring's.
Subject(s): Spring


MAY MORNING, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The school boy loitered on his way to school
Last Line: Its blue commingling with the firmament.
Subject(s): May (Month); Spring


MAY NIGHT, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring is fresh and fearless
Last Line: And over-brimmed with spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring


MAY YOU ALWAYS BE THE DARLING OF FORTUNE, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: March 10th and the snow flees like eloping brides
Last Line: Vigilant.
Subject(s): Absence; Grief; Love - Loss Of; Spring; Separation; Isolation; Sorrow; Sadness


MAY, 1915, by CHARLOTTE MEW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let us remember spring will come again
Last Line: At one with love, at one with grief: blind to the scattered things and changing skies.
Subject(s): Spring; Women; World War I; First World War


MAY-DAY, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Daughter of heaven and earth, coy spring
Last Line: Through earth to ripen, through heaven endure.
Subject(s): Animals; Spring


ME AND MARY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All my feelin's in the spring
Last Line: "no more ""me and mary!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Birds; Love; Spring


MEMORIAL OF A CONVERSATION, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes! All things tell us of a birthright lost
Last Line: With eden-flowers -- one mighty to atone!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Spring


MEMORY, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love's roses I gathered, all dewy, in may
Last Line: I hear not the tempest, I'm dreaming of spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Spring


METRIC FIGURE, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a bird in the poplars
Subject(s): Spring


MICHAEL F.M. ROSSETTI (APRIL 22, 1881 - JANUARY 24, 1883), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A holy innocent gone home
Last Line: On heavenly banks.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death - Children; Heaven; Spring; Time; Death - Babies; Paradise


MID-APRIL IN VERMONT, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From out his heavenly sallyport
Last Line: Right here by uncle cully's.
Subject(s): Fields; Spring; Vermont; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


MIRACLE IN BOSTON, by CHARLES ABRAHAM WAGNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On boston common their heart ash blows
Last Line: O man's deliverance out of night!
Subject(s): Boston; Mankind; Miracles; Spring; War; Human Race


MISS BETTY'S SINGING-BIRD, by JOHN WINSTANLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pretty song, this coming spring
Last Line: To girls, if good, this coming spring.
Subject(s): Spring


MISTER HOP-TOAD, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Howdy, mister hop-toad! Glad to see you out!
Last Line: "howdy, mister hop-toad! How-dee-do!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Spring; Toads


MISTRESS SPRING-IN-A-HURRY, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dearie o me! I am quite a flutter
Last Line: Was ever a springtime so sprightly as I?
Subject(s): Rain; Spring


MORE THAN ENOUGH, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The first lily of june opens its red mouth.
Subject(s): Summer; Spring; Flowers


MY APRIL LADY, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When down the stair at morning
Last Line: I know her name is love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Desire; Love; Spring


MY ELMS, by ROSE SOUTHMAYD    Poem Text            
First Line: My elms, my lovely elms
Last Line: My elms, my lovely elms.
Subject(s): Elm Trees; Love; Nature; Spring


MY FIRST WOMERN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I buried my first womern
Last Line: Was a year ago --
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Death; Marriage; Spring; Women; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MY GARDEN, by CLARA MCKEE BEEDE    Poem Text            
First Line: When I see the sun ashining
Last Line: It's enough to make you laugh!
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Harvest; Soil; Spring; Vegetables


MY MARY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My mary, o my mary!
Last Line: An' I dinna find ye there?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Love; Nature; Spring; Summer


MY OWN SPRING SONG, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And now 'tis spring, a lovely scene
Last Line: Is not a legal tender.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Spring


MY SWEET WOODRUFF, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more the flowers of spring are seen
Last Line: But he will know.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Spring


NEVER BELIEVE, by LINDLEY WILLIAMS HUBBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never believe me when I say
Last Line: Never believe that I am weeping.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hayasi Shuseki
Subject(s): Faith; Spring; Belief; Creed


NEW APRIL, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God guard you, and greet you well
Last Line: That shut me close in my retreat.
Subject(s): April; Flowers; Kisses; Love; Spring


NEW EDITION OF SPRING, by NICHOLAS LLOYD INGRAHAM    Poem Text            
First Line: The earth is touched with magic!
Last Line: And maytime's loveliness.
Subject(s): Spring


NEW ENGLAND, SPRINGTIME, by NORMAN DUBIE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Emerson thought the bride had one eye
Last Line: Cattle cars rattling by at sunset.
Subject(s): Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882); Missionaries & Missions; New England; Spring


NEW LIFE, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring comes laughing down the valley
Last Line: From a root unseen.
Subject(s): Spring


NEW ROSES, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old love kissed you and went by
Last Line: The dead rose to her breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


NEW SPRING: 1, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Neath the white tree sitting sadly
Last Line: And thy heart with love is yearning.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Spring


NEW SPRING: 11, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm sore perplex'd, the bells are ringing
Last Line: Have much to do with all my confusion.
Subject(s): Bells; Spring


NEW SPRING: 13, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The eyes of spring, so azure
Last Line: Known to the whole wood are.
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring


NEW SPRING: 2, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the wood, the verdure's shooting
Last Line: And thy song of love is only!
Subject(s): Love; Spring


NEW SPRING: 25, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me who first taught clocks to chime
Last Line: The sun was laughing, the birds were singing.
Subject(s): Kisses; May (Month); Spring


NEW SPRING: 26, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How the pinks are breathing fragrance
Last Line: And the nightingales are singing.
Subject(s): Birds; Flowers; Nightingales; Roses; Spring


NEW SPRING: 27, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have I not the self-same vision
Last Line: Heart to heart so softly pressing!
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Spring


NEW SPRING: 3, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The beauteous eyes of the spring's fair night
Last Line: My soul once more is distending.
Subject(s): Spring


NEW SPRING: 31, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Linden blossoms drunk with moonlight
Last Line: Might o'er stream and plain be gliding.
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring


NEW SPRING: 36, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day and night alike the springtime
Last Line: That before my window rustle.
Subject(s): Birds; Love; Spring


NEW SPRING: 37, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stars with golden feet are wand'ring
Last Line: Or the nightingale alone?
Subject(s): Spring; Stars


NEW SPRING: 38, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring is solemn, mournful only
Last Line: To kiss a tear from off thy face.
Subject(s): Grief; Spring; Sorrow; Sadness


NEW SPRING: 6, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Softly through my spirit ring
Last Line: Say, my love I send her.
Subject(s): Spring


NEW SPRING: PROLOGUE, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes when o'er pictures turning
Last Line: In time's mighty fight to fight.
Subject(s): Love; Spring; Time


NIGHT, by CATHERINE BRADSHAW    Poem Text            
First Line: The witching magic of the scented night
Last Line: Each corner hidden now by night's kind dark.
Subject(s): Magic; Night; Spring; Bedtime


NO SPRING, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up from the south come the birds that were banished
Last Line: But unto a dead love there cometh no spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Love; Sea; Spring; Dead, The; Ocean


NOCTURNE OF REMEMBERED SPRING, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Moonlight silvers the tops of trees
Last Line: And then we laugh, with shadows in our eyes.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Memory; Old Age; Spring; Dead, The


NORTH DAKOTA SPRING, by ALICE SINCLAIR PAGE    Poem Text            
First Line: Balmy days have come again
Last Line: In the marsh reeds, dense and tall.
Subject(s): North Dakota; Spring


NOTES ON THE SPRING HOLIDAYS: 3. HANUKKAH, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a world where each man must be of use
Subject(s): Spring; Hanukkah


NOTES TOWARD A SPRING OFFENSIVE, by ALAN DUGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I begin again in may, describing weather, how
Subject(s): Spring


ODE, by ANACREON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When spring adorns the dewy scene
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Spring; Happiness; Drinks & Drinking; Joy; Delight; Wine


ODE FOR THE FYRST OF MAYE, by JEAN PASSERAT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quit thy bed and sleepe of twilight
Last Line: That letteth love goe bye.
Subject(s): Love; Spring; Youth


ODE ON A FAIR SPRING MORNING, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, friend, let us forget
Last Line: But life's full noontide never is withdrawn.
Subject(s): Spring


ODE ON THE SPRING, by THOMAS GRAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! Where the rosy-bosomed hours
Last Line: We frolic while 't is may.
Variant Title(s): On The Spring;spring
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


ODE TO SPRING, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet daughter a rough and stormy sire
Last Line: With softest influence breathes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Variant Title(s): Spring
Subject(s): Spring; Spring


ODE TO SPRING, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet daughter of a rough and stormy sire
Last Line: With softest influence breathes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Variant Title(s): Spring
Subject(s): Spring


ODE TO SPRING, by EMERALD BROWNING KOEB    Poem Text            
First Line: O spring, fair earth's awakening!
Last Line: And sleep in the primal ethers that abound.
Subject(s): Spring


ODE TO SPRING, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Hark! Did ye hear them - the rumours afloat
Last Line: Bird-like to sing mid its own fragrant bower!
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Love; Spring; World


ODE TO SPRING, by FREDERICK SEIDEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I can only find words fo
Subject(s): Spring


ODE TO THE CUCKOO, by MICHAEL BRUCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, beauteous stranger of the grove [or, wood]! / attendant on the spring!
Last Line: Companions of the spring.
Variant Title(s): To The Cuckoo
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Spring


ODE TO WORK IN SPRINGTIME, by THOMAS RUSSELL YBARRA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, would that working I might shun
Last Line: Immoral!)
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring


ODE: WRITTEN ON THE OPENING OF THE LAST CAMPAIGN, by AMELIA OPIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring! Thy impatient bloom restrain
Last Line: And war his blood-stain'd throne resign!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alderson, Amelia
Subject(s): Spring; War


OLD AND NEW; A PARABLE, by CHARLES KINGSLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See how the autumn leaves float by decaying
Last Line: Look! England's bare boughs show green leaf again.
Subject(s): Spring


OLD AUSTRALIAN WAYS, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The london lights are far abeam
Last Line: And know what clancy knew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Nature; Spring; Youth


OLD-FASHIONED VERMONT FLOWERS, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I like vermont's old-fashioned flowers
Last Line: To bloom around our woodhouse door.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Spring; Vermont; Agriculture; Farmers


ON A LEGAL STAIRCASE, by CHARLES WILLIAM BRODRIBB    Poem Text            
First Line: In certain lights old doomsday's name
Last Line: That spring must soon begin.
Subject(s): Spring


ON A YOUNG LADY'S GOING TO OWN IN THE SPRING, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One night unhappy celadon
Last Line: Not satisfied with private sway at home.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Night; Spring; Youth; Bedtime


ON AN EARLY SPRING, by MARY JULIA YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: Old feeble winter to gay spring resigns
Last Line: While sun-beams sparkle on the tissued waves.
Subject(s): Spring


ON MAY MORNING, TO A LADY, by THOMAS WARTON THE ELDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter no more the weeping fields deforms
Last Line: And in their bosoms feel another spring.
Subject(s): Forests; May (Month); Morning; Nature; Nymphs; Praise; Solitude; Spring; Woods; Loneliness


ON READING PAUL AND VIRGINIA IN CHILDHOOD, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O gentle story of the indian isle!
Last Line: To reach with blight that holiest edenflower.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Children; Spring; Childhood


ON RECORDS OF IMMATURE GENIUS; AFTER READING POEMS OF MRS. TIGHE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Judge in thoughtful tenderness of those
Last Line: Their grand consummate hymn, from passion-gusts made free!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Spring; Tighe, Mary [blachford] (1773-1810)


ON SPRING, by GEORGE MOSES HORTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, thou auspicious vernal dawn!
Last Line: Which ne'er shall cease to ring!
Subject(s): Spring


ON THE BACKWARDNESS OF THE SPRING 1771, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In vain the sprightly sun renews his course
Last Line: And melt upon the bosom of the may.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Spring


ON THE CONEJO, by AMY REQUA RUSSELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring will come!
Last Line: Spring will have come!
Subject(s): Spring


ON THE SOUTH COAST, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hills and valleys where april rallies his
Last Line: Free by birth of a sacred earth, and regent ever of all the sea.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nature; Sea; Spring; Time; Nightmares; Ocean


ON THE WYE IN MAY, by AMY LEVY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now is the perfect moment of the year
Last Line: Where first and best and last shall be the same.
Subject(s): Spring; Wye (River), Great Britain


ON WATCHING THE FLIGHT OF A SKY-LARK, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Upward and upward still! In pearly light
Last Line: Save by the unswerving flight, upward and upward still!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Birds; Larks; Spring; Skylarks


ONE SWALLOW DOES NOT MAKE A SUMMER', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A rose which spied one swallow
Last Line: But that rose never more
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Winter; Spring


ONE WAY OF SPRING, FR. SHIPS IN HARBOUR, by DAVID MORTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring came to this street with spinning tops
Last Line: And set to dreaming many a trojan boy.
Subject(s): Spring


ONE, TWO, WINTER'S THROUGH, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
Last Line: Nine, ten, the world begins again!
Subject(s): Spring


ORCHARD BLOSSOMS, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Doth thy heart stir within thee at the sight
Last Line: And will for us endear spring-memories to the end.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Holidays; Spring; Trees


OTHER SPRINGS, by ROSEMARY BASEFLUG    Poem Text            
First Line: Now I again remember
Last Line: In a small boy's hand.
Subject(s): Memory; Spring


OTHER SPRINGS, by RACHEL LUMPKIN WYLY    Poem Text            
First Line: All day I've been remembering other springs
Last Line: I thanked the day for being kind to me.
Subject(s): Spring


OUR SINGING STRENGTH, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It snowed in spring on earth so dry and warm
Last Line: And sing the wildflowers up from root and seed
Subject(s): Spring; Singing & Singers; Songs


OUT OF MAY'S SHOWS SELECTED, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Apple orchards, the trees all cover'd with blossoms
Last Line: The aspiring lilac bushes with profuse purple or white flowers.
Subject(s): Spring


OVER THE LAND IS APRIL, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Hear you the songs of spring?
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Spring


OXFORDSHIRE [CHILDREN'S] MAY SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "spring is coming, spring is coming"
Last Line: Joy is everywhere
Variant Title(s): May Song
Subject(s): Spring


PANSY, by LENA LULL RUMRILL    Poem Text            
First Line: I walked into my garden
Last Line: "to come up through the ground."
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Pansies; Spring


PANSY FACES, by ANNE PAULINE CLARK    Poem Text            
First Line: Little pansy faces
Last Line: As the pansies of spring unfold.
Subject(s): Pansies; Spring


PASQUE'S RETURN, by FANNIE BARRIER WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again the pasque! Again the gift of beauty
Last Line: Is lying in the beauty of the cup.
Subject(s): Beauty; Spring


PASTORAL BALLADS: SPRING, by THOMAS BREREWOOD    Poem Text            
First Line: When approached by the fair dewy fingers of spring
Last Line: "young as april and blooming as may."
Subject(s): Spring


PEACE, by NORMAN CABOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A singular virtue is in the heat of spring
Last Line: Or roman courtiers sauntering to the bath.
Subject(s): Rest; Spring


PEACH-BLOSSOM, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nightly the hoar-frost freezes
Last Line: And life shall never die!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Fruit; Life; Peaches; Spring; Dead, The


PINKEY, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I reckon wintah's going
Last Line: Seems as if I couldn't wait.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Spring


PIPPA PASSES, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day! / faster and more fast
Last Line: [she sleeps.
Variant Title(s): Asolo;day!;good Morning;sunrise
Subject(s): Love; Religion; Spring; Theology


PLANTING BULBS, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Setting my bulbs arow
Last Line: No more weeping, but laughter.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Gardens & Gardening; Spring; Winter; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 6. LOVE LETTERS RETURNED IN SPRING, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How many petals fall
Last Line: They once were growing all!
Subject(s): Letters; Love; Spring


PRAISING SPRING, by LINDA GREGG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day is taken by each thing and grows complete
Subject(s): Spring


PRAYER CONTINUED, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far are the wings of intellect astray
Last Line: Keep my soul wakeful still to listen and to learn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Prayer; Spring


PRELUDE, by MARGARET LEE HOPE    Poem Text            
First Line: I walk alone among the leafless trees
Last Line: I see a touch of spring -- a violet blue.
Subject(s): Spring


PRELUDE FOR SPRING, by DOROTHY LIVESAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These dreams abound
Last Line: These dreams abound.
Subject(s): Spring


PRIMORDIAL SPRINGS, by JOACHIM GASQUET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are you sleeping, springtime of the world?
Last Line: Springs I have never known.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Melancholy; Mourning; Spring; Dejection; Bereavement


PROLOGUE TO SPRING, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winter landscape hangs in balance now
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring


PROMISE, by MARTHA ELIZABETH SIMONTON    Poem Text            
First Line: If spring should come again
Last Line: But oh, my dear your voice I'll miss!
Subject(s): Spring


PROPHETIC SPRING, by ARTHUR WILLIAM EDGAR O'SHAUGHNESSY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Today 'tis spring; the hawthorn tree
Last Line: Each other, she and I.
Alternate Author Name(s): O'shaughnessy, Arthur W. E.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings; Man-woman Relationships; Spring; Male-female Relations


PUSSY WILLOW DAYS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Birds and pussies in a tree
Last Line: In the shining weather.
Subject(s): April; Birds; Children; Friendship; Play; Spring; Weather; Willow Trees; Childhood


PUSSY WILLOWS, by ELIZABETH BRADY    Poem Text            
First Line: Perhaps they are pearls from the robe of / the night
Last Line: Have I solved your sweet secret at last?
Subject(s): Spring; Willow Trees


PUSSY-WILLOWS, by RUTH CLAY PRICE    Poem Text            
First Line: Damp dead trees, / damp dead leaves
Last Line: Is in the willows!
Subject(s): Leaves; Nature; Spring; Willow Trees


QUITE TRUE, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the spring returns with the sun's sweet light
Last Line: Don't make up the world, friend, by far.
Subject(s): Spring


RAIN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Millions of massive rain-drops
Last Line: Keeping time upon the trees
Subject(s): Spring


RAIN, by EDWARD BLISS REED    Poem Text            
First Line: The april rain falls quietly, / with soft caress for bush and tree
Last Line: December rain, december rain.
Subject(s): Rain; Seasons; Spring; Water; Weather


REAL WONDER, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the stunned little interval
Last Line: Preceding real wonder .
Subject(s): Fences; Houses; Spring; Winter


REASONABLE MELANCHOLY, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: Tell me no more of sweets & joyes
Last Line: Arabia, & can sooner reach the skie.
Subject(s): Fertility; Marriage; Melancholy; Nature; Rites & Ceremonies; Spring; Youth; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Dejection


RECONNAISSANCE, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twere bliss to see one lark
Last Line: As though one flower were not enough, thank god!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Birds; Flowers; God; Larks; Praise; Spring; Skylarks


RECURRENCE, by HAZEL BURROUGHS SWAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: You may stir from your winter slumber now
Last Line: Spring is here.
Subject(s): Spring


REDBUD TIME, by BERTHA CAPPER SANDERS    Poem Text            
First Line: Deep in my heart is a feeling
Last Line: And we'll be together in redbud time.
Subject(s): Spring


REFLECTIONS, by ADELINE M. JENNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: It is april by the river!
Last Line: Of that jewel in the stream!
Subject(s): April; Spring


RELIEF COMING, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winds are blustering and rough, the frost
Last Line: Just ahead that's bound to knock out sorrow.
Subject(s): Flowers; Happiness; Spring; Joy; Delight


REMEMBERING, by ANNA PRIESTLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: I remember a little inn
Last Line: Only beauty's ghost?
Subject(s): Hotels; Memory; Moon; Spring; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


RENEWAL, by GLADYS NAOMI ARNOLD    Poem Text            
First Line: When trees renew their life in spring
Last Line: When trees renew their life in spring.
Subject(s): Hope; Spring; Optimism


REPETITIONS, by HAZEL HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I plunge at the rearing hours
Last Line: (who has not waked may not yet sleep.)
Subject(s): Sewing; Spring


RESURRECTION, by HAZEL B. POOLE    Poem Text            
First Line: I know not whether - watching you
Last Line: Returns to meet the spring.
Subject(s): Spring


RESURRECTION, by BEULAH WINDLE SCALLIN    Poem Text            
First Line: When songsters were carolling matins betimes
Last Line: Of the spring.
Subject(s): Miracles; Nature; Seasons; Spring; Winter


RETURN, by KENNETH SLADE ALLING    Poem Text            
First Line: March stirs and like a shaggy beast he shakes
Last Line: April: oh earth; let nothing now befall her.
Subject(s): April; March (Month); Spring


RETURN, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun's warm against the slats of the granary
Last Line: And want something better.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Cold; Longing; Nature; Spring


RETURN OF SPRING, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God shield ye, heralds of the spring
Last Line: Forbade my steps to rove.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


RETURN OF SPRING, by SSU-K'UNG T'U    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lovely maiden, roaming
Last Line: That was old and is young again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Piao-sheng
Subject(s): Spring


REVERENCE, by MARGARET MOORE MEUTTMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: The spring this year, as other years
Last Line: I know why spring kneels down.
Subject(s): Spring


RHYTHMS OF A MAIMED SPRINGTIME, by EUGENE JOLAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mystery that weighs upon my soul! Why do the shadows stifle me?
Last Line: Blast my thoughts that cling to the eternal grind!
Subject(s): Curiosities & Wonders; Dreams; Mystery; Spring; Enigmas; Oddities; Nightmares


ROBIN'S COME, by WILLIAM WARREN CALDWELL    Poem Text            
First Line: From the elm-tree's topmost bough
Last Line: Robin's come.
Subject(s): Spring


ROMANCERO: BOOK 1. HISTORIES: GEOFFRY RUDEL AND MELISANDA OF TRIPOLI, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the chateau blay still see we
Last Line: On the wall, in shy confusion.
Subject(s): Love; Pain; Spring; Voices; Suffering; Misery


RONDEAU, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tyme hath throwne down the robe he bare
Last Line: Tyme hath throwne downe the robe he bare.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Spring


RONDEAU, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Salute for me the fellowe-ship
Last Line: Salute for me the fellowe-ship.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Spring


RONDEAU, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Myne only love, my joye, my boone
Last Line: Myne only love, my joye, my boone.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Spring


RONDEAU, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How comely hath godde made her be
Last Line: Howe comely hath godde made her be!
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Spring


RONDEAU, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The year has cast his cloak away
Last Line: Of wind, and cold, and rainy sky.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Spring


RONDEL, by JOHN PAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kiss me, sweetheart, the spring is here
Last Line: "and love is lord of you and me."
Subject(s): Kisses; Love; Spring


ROUNDEL, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, again I'm due to
Last Line: Spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring


SAFE AND SOUND (A LITTLE ACTION SONG), by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Safe and sound in the ground
Last Line: While mr. Rough wind rides around
Subject(s): Plants; Seeds; Winter; Spring


SCEPTIC, by STANLEY BURNSHAW    Poem Text            
First Line: Let those who know for certain that the sea
Last Line: By.
Subject(s): Moon; Spring


SCHERZO, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, beloved, come and bring
Last Line: In the blossom of your face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Spring


SCHERZO, by ROBERT SILLIMAN HILLYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flower-girl, singing, comes up from the river
Last Line: All the spring at my feet!
Subject(s): Spring


SECOND BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 12, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The peaceful western wind
Last Line: Twill yield thee little grace.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


SEED, by THEODORE ANTHONY STANFORD    Poem Text            
First Line: O freighted thought, trembling within my mind
Last Line: And destiny is ineluctable!
Subject(s): Seeds; Soul; Spring; Thought; Thinking


SEED FOR SPRING EQUINOX, by ANNIE FINCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thrusting through the season where I'd waited for spring
Last Line: "now I watch the watching dark my light’s long-growing dark
Subject(s): Spring


SEED LEAVES; HOMAGE TO R. F., by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here something stubborn comes
Last Line: And starts to ramify
Subject(s): Frost, Robert (1874-1963); Poetry & Poets; Seeds; Spring


SENRYU: SPRING IS HERE, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: With cherry blossoms
Last Line: Stop talking so much!
Subject(s): Spring; Silence


SEPTEMBER, by MARCELLA P. FRANK    Poem Text            
First Line: A robin sang as lustily today
Last Line: April's sun and shower in september?
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Fall


SHALL I?, by FLAVIA CAMP CANFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sap runs up joyously to the treetops
Last Line: Above the stars?
Subject(s): Spring


SIGNS OF SPRING, by THERESA S. YORK    Poem Text            
First Line: When the nearest hills choose pastel green
Last Line: It's spring.
Subject(s): Insects; Spring; Bugs


SILVER SPRING, by JAMES RYDER RANDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the lord of light revealed
Last Line: Undine! Undine! Thou are princess of the parables of old!
Subject(s): Nature; Spring; Springs (Water)


SILVIO'S COMPLAINT: A SONG, TO A FINE SCOTCH TUNE, by APHRA BEHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the blooming time o'th year
Last Line: For wishing to be king.
Alternate Author Name(s): Astraea; Behn, Afara; Behn, Apharra; Amis, Ayfara
Subject(s): May (Month); Singing & Singers; Spring; Wishes; Youth; Songs


SIMPLE THINGS, by PAUL JEAN TOULET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Infinite, let me not think on you
Last Line: Roses of death.
Subject(s): Details; Flowers; Love; Roses; Spring; Things


SINGING BRANCH, by CHARLOTTE BLAKE LORING    Poem Text            
First Line: If you had never loved me then, oh then
Last Line: Beneath whose singing branch our love has been.
Subject(s): Birds; Bluebirds; Love; Rain; Spring


SINGING WITH SPRING, by JEAN WHITE    Poem Text            
First Line: Today I matched my heart with spring
Last Line: "let us match our hearts together!"
Subject(s): Flowers; Happiness; Seasons; Singing & Singers; Spring; Joy; Delight


SIS RAPALYE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When rainy-greener shoots the
Last Line: With laughter, blossoms, singing birds and sweet sis rapalye.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Laughter; Spring; Childhood


SIX YEARS OLD, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the springs of six and seven
Last Line: 09/30/80
Subject(s): Birthdays; Love; Spring


SLOW SPRING, by ARDELL CARDON    Poem Text            
First Line: Let march now blush with blossom brief and white
Last Line: And hear the crashing thunder of desire.
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring; Sun


SNAPSHOT, by DONALD LINDSAY    Poem Text            
First Line: This, they tell me, is a photograph of you
Last Line: Cut down.
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers; Spring


SO GLAD FOR SPREENG, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: Eef som'body com' to-day
Last Line: "here ees com' da spreeng!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Marriage; Spring; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SOME RAINBOW COMING FROM THE FAIR!, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Or what circassian land?
Subject(s): Spring; Nature


SOME THINGS RETURN IN SPRING, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The brave spears of the garlic
Subject(s): Spring


SONG, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When love came first to earth, the spring
Last Line: That likes all times and seasons.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Fall


SONG, by WILLIAM DRUMMOND OF HAWTHORNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That zephyr every year
Last Line: But we, once dead, no more do see the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Drummond, William
Variant Title(s): Spring Bereaved: 1
Subject(s): Spring


SONG, by R. L. EATON    Poem Text            
First Line: The april sun smiles bright above
Last Line: Are opening to the spring.
Subject(s): Spring


SONG, by MARJORIE MEEKER    Poem Text            
First Line: O beauteous april, whom too often choral
Last Line: Month, to such bitter bloom as once you bore.
Subject(s): April; Love - Unrequited; Spring


SONG (5), by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under boughs of breathing may
Last Line: Jubileed for joy.
Subject(s): Nature; Singing & Singers; Spring


SONG (9), by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The daisy now is out upon the green
Last Line: Will never speak to me in vain, tho' soundly rapt in peace.
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Spring


SONG BIRD OF THE SPRING, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: You make talk about your bobolinks, and the
Last Line: But the umpire is the bird of birds, the song-bird of the spring!
Subject(s): Baseball; Birds; Sports; Spring


SONG IN SPRING: 1, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: O little buds all bourgeoning with spring
Last Line: O little buds all bourgeoning with spring!
Subject(s): Spring


SONG IN SPRING: 2, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: At hint of spring I have you back again
Last Line: At hint of spring I have you back again!
Subject(s): Spring


SONG OF SOLOMON 2: 10-13. SPRING, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text            
First Line: For, lo, the winter is past
Last Line: And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
Subject(s): Spring


SONG OF SPRING, by EDWARD YOUL    Poem Text            
First Line: Laud the first spring daisies
Last Line: Your voices in his praise!
Alternate Author Name(s): Youl, J. L.
Subject(s): Spring


SONG OF THE DESERT LARK, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love, love, in vain
Last Line: And so die.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Spring


SONG OF THE SPRINGTIDE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: O season supposed of all free flowers
Last Line: Are fiddlededee!
Subject(s): Flowers;seasons;singing & Singers;spring


SONG, FR. A VISION OF GIORGIONE: GEMMA'S SPRING SONG, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ladies, dawn creeps down the valley
Last Line: From their shadowy hearts again?
Subject(s): Spring


SONG-TIME, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From out the blossomed cherry-tops
Last Line: With empty heart and silent tongue.
Subject(s): Spring; Autumn; Aging; Fall


SONG: SPRING, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When buds of palm do burst and spread
Last Line: Like dewy violets under the green.
Subject(s): Autumn; Nature; Seasons; Spring; Fall


SONG: SPRING, by AUGUSTA DAVIES WEBSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet spring, come back with all thy woodland joys
Last Line: Her youthful pulses, and be fair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Home, Cecil; Webster, Mrs. Julia Augusta
Subject(s): Spring


SONGS OF CREATION, by ZELLA MURIEL WRIGHT    Poem Text            
First Line: It is spring!
Last Line: It has always seemed.
Subject(s): Desire; Hearts; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Passion; Spring; Male-female Relations


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE SPRING DAYS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A gentle wind, of western birth
Last Line: That we desire no more?
Subject(s): Day; God; Happiness; Heaven; Hope; Nature; Spring; Waking; Joy; Delight; Paradise; Optimism


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE SPRING NIGHTS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flush of green that dyed the day
Last Line: I pass into thy spring.
Subject(s): Aging; Change; God; Nature; Night; Spring; Stars; Youth; Bedtime


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 110, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The first soft green of a northern spring
Last Line: And the firelight danced on the floor.
Subject(s): Love – Beginings; Spring


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 118, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the faint horizon
Last Line: Under the heart of spring?
Subject(s): Spring


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 119, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more the golden april
Last Line: A thousand ages old?
Subject(s): Spring


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 120, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now comes the golden sunlight
Last Line: With lonely pangs for thee!
Subject(s): Spring


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 24, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We wandered through the soft spring days
Last Line: A thousand springs.
Subject(s): Spring


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 7, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more in every tree-top
Last Line: Camp-followers of spring!
Subject(s): Spring


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 84, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The willows are all golden now
Last Line: Comes back the old spring madness now.
Subject(s): Spring


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 85, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O wonder of all wonders
Last Line: At this poor door of mine!
Subject(s): Spring; Hope


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 87, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When spring comes up the slope of the grey old sea
Last Line: With the wisdom of lovers, my yvonne.
Subject(s): Spring


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 88, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now spring comes up the world, sweetheart
Last Line: Then glad the whole day through.
Subject(s): Spring; Happiness


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 89, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rain on the roof is your laughter
Last Line: My heart holds for you.
Subject(s): Spring; Happiness


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: PRELUDE, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the little songs
Last Line: Turning her face to the sun.
Subject(s): Songs; Children; Sea; Innocence; Spring; Happiness; Love


SONGS OF THE WIVES OF SOLOMON: THE ESCAPE, by ELIZABETH DEWING KAUP    Poem Text            
First Line: I have run through the great gates of the garden into
Last Line: Remained in the shining garden alone in the spring night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dewing, Elizabeth Bartol; Dewing, E. B.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Spring


SONNET: 2. IN ABSENCE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These rugged, wintry days I scarce could bear
Last Line: That comes with steady sun when april dies.
Subject(s): Absence; Spring; Separation; Isolation


SONNET: 9, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not undelightful, friend, our rustic ease
Last Line: Stands, coolly buried, to the neck in green.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Forests; Spring; Woods


SONNET: APRIL, 1879, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clear, golden, soft, the spring-tide sunshine beams
Last Line: And still perfection were but death in life.
Subject(s): Spring


SONNET: COMPOSED ON A MARCH MORNING IN THE WOODS, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winds are loud and trumpet-clear to-day
Last Line: Blooms as once bloomed the fair hesperides.
Subject(s): Spring


SONNET: MARCH, 1878, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blackbird sits and pipes his love-notes clear
Last Line: And golden hues for grey, and bloom for blight.
Subject(s): Spring


SONNET: MAY, 1879, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At last, coy spring, concede one festal day
Last Line: Whose shadows are but images of flowers.
Subject(s): Spring


SONNETS OF SEASONS: 1. SPRING, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Instead of thinking man were I a tree
Last Line: On each gnarled apple-tree the green earth bears.
Subject(s): Spring


SPANISH SPRING, by JEAN D. ARMSTRONG    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring, ah yes, the joyful time of year
Last Line: But makes the horror of the scene complete.
Subject(s): Spring


SPECTRES OF SPRING, by MARK TURBYFILL    Poem Text            
First Line: The paling vine-leaf, savant of spring
Last Line: To dream of spring.
Subject(s): Spring


SPINNING SONG, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My sisters plucked green leaves at morn
Last Line: For the beauty of your eyes.
Subject(s): Beauty; Festivals; Flowers; Folk Songs - Indian; Music & Musicians; Spring; Fairs; Pageants


SPLENDOUR OF MY HEART, by GLADYS HASSE    Poem Text            
First Line: This splendour of my heart comes not alone
Last Line: I would not change its splendour for the sun.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


SPORTING WITHOUT A LICENSE, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a charm when spring is young
Last Line: What charm of life is wanting?
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Charm; Death; Hunting; Singing & Singers; Sports; Spring; Dead, The; Hunters


SPRING, by ANACREON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See the spring herself discloses
Last Line: Freshly bourgeons every bough.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Spring


SPRING, by LOUIS BOUILHET    Poem Text            
First Line: Rise from your bed for the spring is born this morning
Last Line: Telling of my love for you where fruit-trees flow'r.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


SPRING, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Other poets may muse on thy beauties, and sing
Last Line: When by going to you she would find all together?
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by JENNIE COPPOCK CAFFREY    Poem Text            
First Line: Pale green tinging the quakers
Last Line: Big boulders tumble along its bed.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that the winter's gone, the earth hath lost
Last Line: June in her eyes, in her heart january.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by MARION J. CARLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: When nature wakens from her sleep
Last Line: To him who rules the earth and skies.
Subject(s): Spring; Winter


SPRING, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First came the rain, loud, with sonorous lips
Last Line: Who, with blue eyes, set the wild world on fire.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome, all hail to thee!
Last Line: Welcome, young spring!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the places
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The year has changed his mantle cold
Last Line: The year lays down his mantle cold.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Love; Spring


SPRING, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gentle spring! In sunshine clad
Last Line: When thy merry step draws near.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Love; Spring


SPRING, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: Perchance this breeze has roamed through southern / bowers
Last Line: The sunshine and—the spring.
Subject(s): Flowers; Hearts; Spring


SPRING, by RUTH L. DROWNS    Poem Text            
First Line: Clouds walking across the sun
Last Line: To view such perfect pageantry.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by EBENEZER ELLIOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again the violet of our early days
Last Line: O'er every hill that under heaven expands.
Alternate Author Name(s): Corn-law Rhymer; Elliot, Ebenezer
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


SPRING, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At the first hour, it was as if one said, 'arise'
Last Line: Shot forth, and was followed by a whole host of flowers.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the lanes are lyric
Last Line: Spring!
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


SPRING, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What did spring-time whisper?
Last Line: Spring has come!
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


SPRING, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come out! It's spring
Last Line: "the spring! The spring! Come out! Come out!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by THORSTEINN GISLASON    Poem Text            
First Line: The air is filled with sunlight
Last Line: The hillsides and the moors.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bird at my window
Last Line: Sing on full cheerily.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by GIOVANNI BATTISTA GUARINI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O spring, thou youthful beauty of the year
Last Line: And what I was no more, dear to another's eyes.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by JOHANN CHRISTIAN GUNTHER    Poem Text            
First Line: Shy little one, elysium's here
Last Line: Elected us for lover's mirth!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by HANNES HAFSTEIN    Poem Text            
First Line: The woods have wakened, birch and oak are gay
Last Line: And flowers abound.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fairy spring, in kirtle green
Last Line: And gentle peace thy reign approve!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Calm; Nature; Spring; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility


SPRING, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wintry storms are over
Last Line: That hail the budding spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Calm; Nature; Spring; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility


SPRING, by BERTHA HEATH    Poem Text            
First Line: Unfolding of the leaves in spring
Last Line: Oh let joy fill your day.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The waters glisten and merrily glide
Last Line: How lovely is love midst spring's splendour!
Subject(s): Love; Nature; Spring


SPRING, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter is past; the heart of nature warms
Last Line: Dazzled and giddy in the morning's blaze!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing is so beautiful as spring
Last Line: Most, o maid's child, thy choice and worthy the winning.
Subject(s): Eden; Jesus Christ; Religion; Spring; Time; Theology


SPRING, by MARY TUCKER LAMBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, glad spring, has dawned on earth
Last Line: Now sleeping in an unknown grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tucker, Mary Eliza Perine
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Green-shadowed people sit, or walk in rings
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by HAZEL FUNK LOCKWOOD    Poem Text            
First Line: A flash of blue in the lilac hedge
Last Line: Spring -- sweet spring -- is here again.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by KATHERINE NEAL LOVE    Poem Text            
First Line: Whether it was a profile / of a jagged mountain
Last Line: Of a by-gone summer.
Subject(s): Flowers; Seasons; Spring


SPRING, by ROBERT LOVEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A whisper on the heath I hear
Last Line: Is in her blushing maidenhood.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by ANNE ELIZABETH MADDOCK    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun lies light on a jade-green hill
Last Line: And the note of a bird links earth with god!
Subject(s): Religion; Spring; Theology


SPRING, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: I stand as on the verge of life; 'tis spring
Last Line: My full heart fails when it should be most strong.
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Hearts; Life; Spring


SPRING, by ARTHUR TRUMAN MERRILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Madness, madness of bird-note
Last Line: Spring, spring, spring is en rampage again!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To what purpose, april, do you return again?
Last Line: Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by CHARLES R. MURPHY    Poem Text            
First Line: Trees have a gesture of departure
Last Line: For rooted souls.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Young leaves grow green on the banyan twigs
Last Line: An idyl of love and spring.
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Poppies; Seasons; Spring


SPRING, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring is here!' the primrose says
Last Line: Though tyranny endures so long!
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Freedom; Socialism; Spring; Liberty


SPRING, by VINCENT JAMES O'SULLIVAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Leaves of the lilac mingle with the flowers
Last Line: Mid breezes straying from the court of god.
Alternate Author Name(s): O'suilleabhain, Sean
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Somehwere / a black bear
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by GRACE FITZGERALD ORR    Poem Text            
First Line: Out in god's brilliant sunshine
Last Line: That spring has come to stay.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by ARTHUR PETERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Already, while the snow is on the ground
Last Line: And with the swelling year shall grow and form its life.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pain and spilt blood and an appalling cry
Last Line: Bursts, as of old, the blackbird's shameless song.
Subject(s): Earth; Flowers; Graves; Laughter; Pain; Spring; World; Tombs; Tombstones; Suffering; Misery


SPRING, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! The hours are softly calling
Last Line: Bidding thee arise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Earth; Seasons; Spring; World


SPRING, by MARY KATHARINE REELY    Poem Text            
First Line: God, how I hate it, spring!
Last Line: God, how shall I endure it, spring!
Subject(s): Memory; Old Age; Spring


SPRING, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, the tender maiden
Last Line: That forgotten radiance of our youth!
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by ISAAC ROSENBERG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walk and I wonder
Last Line: The ways of the spring.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Frost-locked all the winter
Last Line: Hastening to die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soft-littered is the new year's lambing-fold
Last Line: Whose breath shall soothe you like your dear one's hand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by JOHN RUSKIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Infant spirit of the spring
Last Line: Infant spirit of the spring!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by GOTTLOB ERNST SCHULZE    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh come, sweet spring, thy budding flowers unfold
Last Line: And nothing left, save only love's despair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Schulze-aenesidemus
Subject(s): Love; Spring


SPRING, by ELLA TREW SIMPERS    Poem Text            
First Line: There is work to be done in the world, I know
Last Line: For the gods of spring are by.
Subject(s): Spring; Wellesley College


SPRING, by SIGRID SITTIG    Poem Text            
First Line: Sunlight like myriad shining white gulls skimming the water
Last Line: Never to flower?
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by CELIA LEIGHTON THAXTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The alder by the river
Last Line: God made them all for you!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by THELMA HILL WARD    Poem Text            
First Line: When all dark winter's furious winds have blown
Last Line: Dawns april in a purple lilac tree
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring


SPRING, by C. WENTWORTH    Poem Text            
First Line: Young morning tapped sharply on my window
Last Line: All day two dusty, bloated flies have been crawling over the sky-light.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Nature; Spring; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


SPRING, by NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring is here - the delicate footed may
Last Line: And pine till it is hooded from the sky.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by FRANK WILMOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I smelt the wind from heidelberg to-day
Last Line: The flames of this green fire?
Alternate Author Name(s): Maurice, Furnley
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by CLEMENT WOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hey, old world, old lazy-bones, wake to the spring-tune
Last Line: Nothing escapes; nothing can resist dancing to its absurd and delightful melody.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: The robin saw the new spring bonnet
Last Line: And it was spring!
Subject(s): April; Flowers; Robins; Spring


SPRING, by DARTHEA ENO YUILLE    Poem Text            
First Line: All poets and lovers of the spring
Last Line: And pushed its way into our home!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING (1), by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more the lark with song and speed
Last Line: Safe in my dearest memory.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING (1), by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the morning all the almond trees
Last Line: The movement of leaves and stones
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING (2), by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dews drip roses on the meadows
Last Line: The wild delights of spring.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING (2), by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And here is the serpent again
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING (2), by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind in almond blossoms
Last Line: Soldiers shoot at paper men
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING (2), by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Round the green-kindling hawthorn hill
Last Line: Girdled the glad white-flowering hill.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Spring; Temples; Graveyards; Mosques


SPRING AFTER THE WAR, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, loveliest season of the year
Last Line: That wait their everlasting spring!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING AGAIN, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, with all her splendor
Last Line: Now rings the forest over.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING AND ALL, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: By the road to the contagious hospital
Variant Title(s): Poem
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING AND AUTUMN, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God in his heart made autumn for the young
Last Line: Whose harvest is not for their gathering.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Fall


SPRING AND FALL: TO A YOUNG CHILD, by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Margaret, are you grieving
Last Line: It is margaret you mourn for.
Variant Title(s): Spring And Fall
Subject(s): Autumn; Children; God; Grief; Holidays; Labor & Laborers; Mnemonics; Mourning; New Year; Seasons; Social Protest; Spring; Fall; Childhood; Sorrow; Sadness; Work; Workers; Bereavement


SPRING AND MOTHER, by CAROLINE DARR FITZSIMMONS    Poem Text            
First Line: Far away in wooded fields
Last Line: Dear the precepts that you taught.
Subject(s): Mothers; Spring


SPRING AND WINTER, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world buds every year
Last Line: But the thorns remain behind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Spring; Winter


SPRING APPLE TREE; AQUARELLE, by IGOR SEVERIANIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An apple-tree in spring shakes me,-to see it grow
Last Line: And I lift up my lips to kiss her flowering face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Severyanin, Igor
Subject(s): Apple Trees; Flowers; Fruit; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Spring; Trees


SPRING ARTICULATE, by GEORGE H. DILLON    Poem Text            
First Line: These springs, articulate of resurrection
Last Line: From sleep which is a sustenance to these.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING BEHIND ASCUTNEY, by PERCY MACKAYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first the pussy-willow shows
Last Line: Shall brand her image, bright with mutability.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mackaye, Percy Wallace
Subject(s): Ascutney, Vermont; Spring


SPRING BLIZZARD, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A limb's sententious crack
Last Line: I wish you wouldn't look at me that way
Subject(s): Snow; Spring


SPRING CAME IN, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring came in with a red-wing's feather
Last Line: Yet come no more, should he tarry ... Tarry!
Subject(s): Birds; Flowers; Hearts; Love; Romance; Spring


SPRING CAME WALKING, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring came walking through the grass
Last Line: The flowers called a holiday
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING CAROL, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When loud by landside streamlets gush
Last Line: Singing the songs of the meadows.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Spring


SPRING COMES A-CALLING, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring knocks at the door of the year and cries
Last Line: "I want to come in! I 've a song for you!"
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


SPRING COMES WITH WAND IN HAND, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
Last Line: With banners, trumpets, knights and all!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING COMES!, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The little birds, they do not heed nor care
Last Line: The birds have heard it—and the birds are wise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Birds; Seasons; Spring


SPRING COURAGE, by MADELINE BENEDICT    Poem Text            
First Line: The spring has come, and scillas blue
Last Line: They stand up bravely, though they're drenched.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING COWARDICE, by LEONORA SPEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am afraid to go into the woods
Last Line: I am a coward, a coward, I know!
Subject(s): Cowardice; Spring


SPRING DAWN, by BROTHER CLEMENT    Poem Text            
First Line: How many springs along my shrouded sense
Last Line: To shadow . . . And to endless spring!
Subject(s): Dawn; Spring; Sunrise


SPRING DAY: BATH, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day is fresh-washed and fair, and there is a smell of tulips and narcissus in the air.
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Spring; Showers & Showering


SPRING DAY: MIDDAY AND AFTERNOON, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Swirl of crowded streets. Shock and recoil of traffic.
Subject(s): Spring; City & Town Life


SPRING DAY: NIGHT AND SLEEP, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day takes her ease in slippered yellow. Electric signs gleam out
Last Line: . . . I smell them in the air.
Subject(s): Cities; Night; Sleep; Spring; Urban Life; Bedtime


SPRING DAY: WALK, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the street the white clouds meet, and sheer away without touching
Subject(s): Spring; Walking


SPRING FANCIES: 3, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If it's weary work to live, / it will rest us to lie dead
Last Line: For all the sap of spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Life; Spring


SPRING FANTASIES: 1. MAY DAY IN MARCH, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: March with her madcap winds, march with her weather
Last Line: Twas ever anything on earth but may!
Subject(s): Faith; Fantasy; March (Month); May (Month); Seasons; Soul; Spring; Belief; Creed


SPRING FANTASIES: 2. THE SPRING RETURNS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring returns! Not as a strange newcomer
Last Line: May rest, but gypsy-like fleets on for ever.
Subject(s): Beauty; Memory; Nature; Spring


SPRING FANTASIES: 4. HORN AND VIOLIN, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the autumn, in the weather
Last Line: But the violin for spring.
Subject(s): Autumn; Eyes; Love; Seasons; Soul; Spring; Fall


SPRING FASHION-NOTE, by MYNA A. RUSSELL    Poem Text            
First Line: There was delicate laughter
Last Line: The warmest day in spring!
Subject(s): Gloves; Spring; Mittens; Muffs


SPRING FEVER, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grass commence a-comin'
Last Line: Dat you gits in spring.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING FEVER, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A soft wind / blows from the evening star
Last Line: Abelard, your god was too weak for it!
Subject(s): Spring; Voices; Wind


SPRING FEVER, by ELINOR VAN HOUTEN    Poem Text            
First Line: When spring comes hurrying over the hills
Last Line: Just go.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING FLOODS, by MAURICE BARING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You are the first-born crocus of the spring
Subject(s): Spring; Crocuses; Hope; Optimism


SPRING FOR THOMAS HARDY, by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the weathers hardy praised
Last Line: He chiefly sings
Subject(s): Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928); Spring


SPRING FROM A WINDOW: BLOSSOM TIME, by HAZEL HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So long as there is april / my heart is high
Last Line: Through the golden air.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING FROM A WINDOW: FOREBODING, by HAZEL HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How shall I keep april
Last Line: When my songs are old?
Subject(s): April; Spring


SPRING FROM A WINDOW: IN APRIL, by HAZEL HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now I am life's victim
Last Line: I will not bow my head!
Subject(s): April; Spring


SPRING FROM A WINDOW: WHEN THERE IS APRIL, by HAZEL HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who would fear death when there is april?
Last Line: Who love her speech.
Subject(s): April; Spring


SPRING GLADNESS, by JOHN BURROUGHS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now clap your hands together
Last Line: In life itself new zest!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING GREETING, by JOHANN GOTTFRIED VON HERDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All faintly through my soul to-day
Last Line: Point lookout prison, 1864.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING HAS COME, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunbeams, lost for half a year
Last Line: To dream above, to sleep below!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING HERALDS, by BEULAH WINDLE SCALLIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Some days ago / I heard a lilting meadow-lark
Last Line: Re-echo nature's accolade to spring.
Subject(s): Nature; Robins; Spring


SPRING HYMN, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How pleasant is the opening year!
Last Line: Must reap the harvest time hath sown.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Flowers; Harvest; Seasons; Spring


SPRING IN BELLEAU WOOD, by EVELYN NORCROSS SHERRILL    Poem Text            
First Line: When spring returns to belleau wood
Last Line: When spring returns to belleau wood.
Subject(s): Belleau Wood, France; Spring; World War I; First World War


SPRING IN NAZARETH, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring is come!' a shepherd
Last Line: Green, green, the barley and the corn!
Subject(s): Christianity; Love; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Spring; Women - Bible; Virgin Mary


SPRING IN NEW ENGLAND, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The long years come and go
Last Line: Telling us spring has come again!
Subject(s): New England; Spring; Time


SPRING IN NORTH CAROLINA (1938), by RUTH HANNAS    Poem Text            
First Line: Summer dead is best put out of sight
Last Line: In disembodied dream.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING IN ORIZABA, by MARIAN STORM    Poem Text            
First Line: Those were afternoons! - with chipi-chipi falling
Last Line: Kindling from its very torch that running green fire?
Subject(s): Orizaba, Mexico; Spring


SPRING IN RAVENNA, by JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is up, and 'tis a morn of may
Last Line: And chase the whistling brine, and swirl into the bay.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hunt, Leigh
Subject(s): Ravenna, Italy; Spring


SPRING IN THE ALPS, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flowers are at their bacchanals
Last Line: Between the earth and sky.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Spring; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


SPRING IN THE ARIZONA DESERT, by GRACE HOFFMAN WHITE    Poem Text            
First Line: A tempest of rain
Last Line: On the desert.
Subject(s): Arizona; Deserts; Food & Eating; Spring


SPRING IN THE DESERT, by ARTHUR TRUMAN MERRILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Like the rusty bronze of a copper kettle
Last Line: A vulture specks the blue.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Spring; West (U.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


SPRING IN THE NORTH, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, who will tell me, in these leaden days
Last Line: You're doubly dear because you come so late.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): North, The; Spring


SPRING IN THE PARK, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This day of april ardors, a careless passerby
Last Line: Blossomed and blessed the hour, redeemed the town.
Subject(s): April; Beauty; Happiness; Japan; Parks; Peace; Spring; Joy; Delight; Japanese


SPRING IN THE ROCKIES, by JOANNA EBERHART    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring comes flinging / glorious gleams of gold
Last Line: On lonely window panes.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING IN THE SOUTH, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now in the oak the sap of life is welling
Last Line: Love, love, love, and spring in the south!
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Southern States; Spring; South (U.s.)


SPRING IN THE STATUE SQUARE, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring is open windows and molly picardo
Last Line: That later you remember was your own
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING IN THE SUBWAY, by ELSA GILL    Poem Text            
First Line: In these dim corridors of shattering sound
Last Line: Of cotton buttercups upon her hat.
Subject(s): New York City; Spring; Subways; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


SPRING IN THE WESTLAND, by GRACE ATHERTON DENNEN    Poem Text            
First Line: It's good to be in the westland
Last Line: In the westland now.
Subject(s): Spring; West (U.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


SPRING IN THE WOODS, by NINA GAIL STONG    Poem Text            
First Line: Away to the woods!
Last Line: We miss those at our feet.
Subject(s): Forests; Spring; Woods


SPRING IN TOWN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The country ever has a lagging spring
Last Line: And your loud wheels unheeded rattle by.
Subject(s): New York City - 19th Century; Spring


SPRING IN WAR TIME, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I feel the spring far off, far off
Last Line: Gray death?
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring; Women; World War I; First World War


SPRING IN WELLESLEY, by ELIZABETH HART PENNELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Again the promises of spring appear
Last Line: In wellesley now?
Subject(s): Spring; Wellesley College


SPRING IN WINTER, by CHARLOTTE FISKE BATES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For me there is no rarer thing
Alternate Author Name(s): Roge, Mme.
Subject(s): Winter; Spring


SPRING IS HERE, by DON C. NIXON    Poem Text            
First Line: Winter's left us for the year
Last Line: It's nice that spring is here.
Subject(s): Flies; Spring


SPRING LANDSCAPE, by ROYALL HENDERSON SNOW    Poem Text            
First Line: Here sways the willow
Last Line: Here where the sun has taken fecund earth to wife!
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Marriage; Spring; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SPRING LAUGHS, by KATIE F. NICHOLS    Poem Text            
First Line: Trim little towns in waiting
Last Line: The little breezes sing.
Subject(s): Laughter; Spring; Towns; Weather


SPRING LEMONADE, by TONY HOAGLAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In late april they spread manure on the fields
Last Line: Something none of us had ever imagined
Subject(s): Spring; Luck


SPRING LOVE-SONG, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the beauteous spring I see
Last Line: Making all our passion vain.
Subject(s): Birth; Earth; Hearts; Love; Singing & Singers; Spring; Child Birth; Midwifery; World


SPRING MAGIC, by AMY BISSETT ENGLAND    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring magic always comes on wings of song
Last Line: And chase, while april smiles and sets the pace.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING MARKET, by LOUISE DRISCOLL    Poem Text            
First Line: It's foolish to bring money
Last Line: Wild flower grace.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


SPRING MORNING, by MAVIS CLARE BARNETT    Poem Text            
First Line: The day before the bluebird came
Last Line: Out to eternity and back within one trill!
Subject(s): Spring; Wellesley College


SPRING MORNING, by HENRI CAZALIS    Poem Text            
First Line: Adream I paced the roseate path of dawn
Last Line: Lest I beheld them empty of god's love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lahor, Jean
Subject(s): God; Life; Love; Morning; Spring


SPRING MORNING, by DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, through the open door
Last Line: Outside the door!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawrence, D. H.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING NIGHT, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the smothered air the wicker finds
Last Line: As if day's host of flowers were a moment's whim.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Spring; English


SPRING NIGHT, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The park is filled with night and fog
Last Line: Why am I crying after love?
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): New York City; Spring; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


SPRING NOTES FROM ROBIN HILL, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: 200,000 rhododendron blossoms I estimate
Last Line: On the bottom
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring


SPRING ON BROADWAY, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Make way for spring- / spring that's a stranger in the city
Last Line: Make way!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Flowers; Seasons; Spring


SPRING ON THE DESERT, by FRANCES HUNT PRAY    Poem Text            
First Line: The gleaming blue of heaven deserts the sky
Last Line: Its hidden soul in flowering radiance.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Spring


SPRING ON THE PRAIRIE, by HERBERT BATES    Poem Text            
First Line: And the driving raindrops fell
Subject(s): Prairie; Spring


SPRING ON THE PRAIRIE, by BEATRICE PAYNE MORGAN    Poem Text            
First Line: There is no land like this land
Last Line: To feel its youth return!
Subject(s): Prairies; Spring; Plains


SPRING ON THE PRAIRIE, by MURIEL H. WRIGHT    Poem Text            
First Line: North's high call brought the winds
Last Line: All in may.
Subject(s): Prairies; Spring; Plains


SPRING ON THE WOODLAND PATH, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So long a winter such an arctic night
Last Line: With the old hearts in this forgotten way?
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Grief; Love; Relationships; Spring; Winter; Sorrow; Sadness


SPRING ON TIMBERLINE, by GRACE MEREDITH    Poem Text            
First Line: Elsewhere there are green trees tonight
Last Line: Is beauty blowing.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING PLOWING, by RUTH E. BILLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: With restive thoughts I watch the ploughman on an upland field
Last Line: Spring harrowing would find new peace upspringing here and now.
Subject(s): Plowing & Plowmen; Spring


SPRING POOLS, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
Last Line: From snow that melted only yesterday
Subject(s): Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Lakes; Spring; Pools; Ponds


SPRING PUDDLES GIVE WAY', by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Change to singing birds
Subject(s): Change; Nature; Rain; Spring


SPRING QUIET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gone were but the winter
Last Line: "though far off it be."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Spring Fancies: 1
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Spring


SPRING RAPTURE, by CLARA MAY MASSEY    Poem Text            
First Line: For long has the earth been sleeping
Last Line: Till it reaches the blue dome of the sky.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING RAPTURE, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more the spring's exultant joy
Last Line: The green revival of the grass?
Subject(s): April; Spring


SPRING SALMON, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text            
First Line: It's oh, but I'm dreaming
Last Line: When the green plover call!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SCENE IN THE COUNTRY, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Singing, skipping, shaking back
Last Line: Youth to train is this, good mothers!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Country Life; Spring


SPRING SEQUENCE, by WARD RITCHIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You carried the scent of your garden
Last Line: For memory.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SIGNS, by LYDIA HAMMOND GALE    Poem Text            
First Line: When trippant spring
Last Line: Spring miracle.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SIGNS OUT, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: The trees have hung their spring signs / out
Last Line: "the news: ""spring is here! Spring is here!"
Subject(s): April; Spring


SPRING SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Lenten is come with love to toune
Last Line: "this wunne wele I wol forgon, / ant wight in wode be fleme"
Variant Title(s): Spring Has Come
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: As my eyes
Last Line: I feel the summer in the spring
Variant Title(s): Chippewa Music: A Song Of Spring
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SONG, by JEAN ANTOINE DE BAIF    Poem Text            
First Line: Idle winter's colde
Last Line: With the season's whim?
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring


SPRING SONG, by MAVIS CLARE BARNETT    Poem Text            
First Line: There was a child who tried to run
Last Line: Was always half a field away.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Spring; Songs


SPRING SONG, by ANNA HEMPSTEAD BRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now I am made strange again
Last Line: I let the whole earth shine and grow.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SONG, by HILDA CONKLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love daffodils
Last Line: "in the spring-time of flowers."
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring


SPRING SONG, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bluebell springs upon the ledge
Last Line: Of spring, spring, spring!
Subject(s): African Americans; Love; Spring; Negroes; American Blacks


SPRING SONG, by WILLIAM GRIFFITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Softly at dawn a whisper stole
Last Line: And let the thrushes out to-day.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SONG, by HERMANN HESSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm cries every night
Last Line: Forever goes thy way.
Subject(s): Love; Old Age; Spring


SPRING SONG, by PEARL HOGREFE    Poem Text            
First Line: At dawn I sniff a crisp but friendly air
Last Line: Until its eyes are dying in dusky night.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SONG, by ESTELLE MAY HURLL    Poem Text            
First Line: Do you smell the coming of spring in the breeze?
Last Line: Like sunny spring days in the great out-of-doors?
Subject(s): Spring; Wellesley College


SPRING SONG, by ROSE CAROLYN KATTERHENRY    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring came liltingly along
Last Line: Was it my own heart I heard singing?
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SONG, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every sage this scheme indorses: make
Last Line: Demijohns.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Spring


SPRING SONG, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring is here, and the long nights grow
Last Line: And the spring is here -- the spring is here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Socialism; Spring


SPRING SONG, by ARTHUR PETERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou and spring together came
Last Line: When lies dead may's offering.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SONG, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: When a song is in the wind
Last Line: When a song is in the wind.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Solitude; Spring; Loneliness


SPRING SONG, by GRACE SOUTH    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring in his green vest strides the hill
Last Line: Like a dancing girl on a silver wire.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SONG, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I went up the avenue
Last Line: "and keep spring away."
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Solitude; Spring; Loneliness


SPRING SONG (1), by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wake early to the early robin
Last Line: It is spring
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SONG (2), by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you remember by morning when the sun
Last Line: Thunder's artillery m\named the name of this spring
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING SONG IN THE CITY, by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who remains in london
Last Line: All is light and motion!
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): London; Spring


SPRING SONG: TO IRELAND, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weep no more, heart of my heart, no more
Last Line: And the spring—the spring is here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Ireland; Spring; Irish


SPRING SONGS, by ALEXANDER LOUIS FRASER    Poem Text            
First Line: The rivulet beneath the brae
Last Line: As by thy voice,—thou happy-hearted child!
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Spring


SPRING SOWS HER SEEDS: NINETEEN EIGHTEEN, by MARY CAROLYN DAVIES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why are you doing it this year, spring?
Last Line: O the crop of pain that is growing!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davis, Leland, Mrs.; Pawtuxie
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING STORM, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky has given over
Last Line: Of the overhanging embankment.
Subject(s): Spring; Storms


SPRING STRAINS, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a tissue-thin monotone of blue-grey buds
Last Line: Flung outward and up -- disappearing suddenly!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING THOUGHTS, by FLORENCE E. BALDWIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Come, my soul, let us haste to the open
Last Line: Come, live and laugh, work and sing.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING THOUGHTS, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A man grows sick of the walls of brick, and
Last Line: "toil, when the woodland's calling me!"
Subject(s): Flowers; Forests; Spring; Woods


SPRING TO THE POORHOUSE, by BEULA CHAMBERLAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Once when spring came these eyes were lifted up
Last Line: Know only that she brings hot days, and flies.
Subject(s): Kindness; Poorhouses; Spring; Youth; Workhouses


SPRING TWILIGHT, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun set late, and left along the west
Last Line: The first far whippoorwill.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING UNDER THE CYPRESSES, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the cypresses, here in the stony
Last Line: Sings here alone, and is lost to the bushes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Cypress Trees; Italy; Spring; Italians


SPRING WAKING, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A snowdrop lay in the sweet, dark ground
Last Line: " 'tis spring!"" laughed the sun, "" 'tis spring!"
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Robins; Spring


SPRING WILL COME, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun called down to the northwind 'back!'
Last Line: And spring has come!
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Seasons; Spring


SPRING WILL COME, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring will come to help me: she'll be
Last Line: Naught she cares for harvest that lies so far away.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Happiness; Spring; Joy; Delight


SPRING WIND, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O full-voiced herald of immaculate spring
Last Line: And heard june's leaf-like murmur of sweet words?
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Birds; Spring; Wind


SPRING WINDS, by ALICE FERRIN HENSEY    Poem Text            
First Line: The young wind comes riding down the rosy slopes of dawn
Last Line: Of spring winds at dawn.
Subject(s): Kisses; Love; Spring


SPRING [IN WAR-TIME], by HENRY TIMROD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, with that nameless pathos in the air
Last Line: "behold me! I am may!"
Subject(s): American Civil War; Nature; South Carolina; Spring; United States - History


SPRING'S ADVENT, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spirit of spring is in the air
Last Line: Mocking, she dares the circling shadow of time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Earth; Flowers; Spring; Time; World


SPRING'S ARRIVAL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: All the birds have come again
Last Line: Come with joyous singing
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING'S BEDFELLOW, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring went about the woods today
Last Line: Begat an earthly bliss.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING'S IMMORTALITY, by H. T. MACKENZIE BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The buds awake at touch of spring
Last Line: And stilled our love in death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Mackenzie
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING'S NEBRASKA, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring's nebraska / is no eyelet damsel but a bawd
Last Line: Prisms through the air.
Subject(s): Nebraska; Spring


SPRING'S RETURN, by GEORGE LAWRENCE ANDREWS    Poem Text            
First Line: Again spring fairy garments brings
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING'S UNFOLDING, by IRENE ARCHER    Poem Text            
First Line: Everything is tender in the spring
Last Line: Runs with wet, sweet lips through silver rain.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING'S WELCOME, FR. ALEXANDER AND CAMPASPE, by JOHN LYLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What bird so sings, yet so does wail?
Last Line: Cuckoo! To welcome in the spring!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lily, John
Variant Title(s): Welcome To Spring;the Spring;trico's Song
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING'S WOOING, by NELLIE BRISTOW    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring smiled this morning
Last Line: Spring must pass.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, 1918, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I never longed so hungrily for spring
Last Line: Of gallant failures like gallipoli.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sound the flute!
Last Line: Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year.
Variant Title(s): Spring
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Spring


SPRING, WANTING HER, by WILLIAM DRUMMOND OF HAWTHORNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet spring, thou turn'st with all thy goodly train
Last Line: While thine forgot lie closed in a tomb.
Alternate Author Name(s): Drummond, William
Variant Title(s): Spring Bereaved: 2
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING-BLOSSOMS, by JULIA WARD HOWE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The little daisies, two by two
Last Line: His lovely immortality.
Subject(s): Flowers; Life; Spring


SPRING-SONG, by DOROTHEA LAWRANCE MANN    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring comes earliest in flower-shops
Last Line: For spring is here!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING-SONG, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The air was full of sun and birds
Last Line: A mere affair of weather?
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING-TIME, by PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For once the zephyrs have removed the cold
Last Line: Some scantling buds, like ill-set gems, unfold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ovid
Subject(s): Flowers; Ovid (43 B.c.-17 A.d.); Spring


SPRING. THE FIRST PASTORAL, OR DAMON, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First in these fields I try the sylvan strains
Last Line: And from the pleiads fruitful show'rs descend.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING; A NEW VERSION, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, gentle spring! Ethereal mildness come!
Last Line: And that is blighted!
Subject(s): Spring


SPRING; WRITTEN WHILE A PRISONER IN ENGLAND, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The time hath laid his mantle by
Last Line: For time hath laid his mantle by.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Spring


SPRINGTIDE, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All deep there stirs the throb of spring
Last Line: And breaks—unanswered, and alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Solitude; Spring; Loneliness


SPRINGTIDE, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The silver birch, with pure-green flickering leaves
Last Line: With that exultant joy whose name is spring.
Subject(s): Spring


SPRINGTIDE OF THE SOUL, by ARTHUR W. UPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flesh to fragrant whitening of the bough
Last Line: Deep meanings, silent, 'mid earth's melodies.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Spring; Thought; Thinking


SPRINGTIME, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "lenten ys come with love to toune [or, town]"
Last Line: Ant wyht in wode be fleme
Variant Title(s): Spring-tide
Subject(s): Spring


SPRINGTIME, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again it is the vibrant may
Last Line: Find incomplete the day, and long.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Spring


SPRINGTIME IN COOKHAM DEAN, by CECIL EDRIC MORNINGTON ROBERTS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How marvellous and fair a thing
Last Line: Where spring performs her miracle.
Subject(s): Cookham Dean, England; Spring


SPRNG DAY: BREAKFAST TABLE, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the fresh-washed sunlight, the breakfast table is decked and white
Subject(s): Spring; Food & Eating; Morning


ST GEORGE'S DAY, by JOHN DAVIDSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Herbert: I hear the lark and linnet sing
Last Line: Of england and the english spring!
Subject(s): Colonialism; England; Rites & Ceremonies; Spring; English


STEPHANOTIS, by MINNIE ELIZABETH OTTO    Poem Text            
First Line: You lovely flower / exquisitely fair
Last Line: Little princess of tropical flowers.
Subject(s): Flowers; Perfume; Spring


STRANGE SPRING, by CHARLOTTE WISE    Poem Text            
First Line: I never knew that spring could be like this
Last Line: Somewhere beyond my life's parenthesis.
Subject(s): Spring


STREET MUSIC, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O how the dance-tune trips it through the street
Last Line: From a bleared woman, sick and old and sad!
Subject(s): Life; Music & Musicians; Spring; Streets; Avenues


SUBWAY POEM, by HETTIE JONES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yo, spring
Last Line: And your sweet ass
Subject(s): Spring


SUMMER'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT: SPRING, by THOMAS NASHE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant king
Last Line: Spring! The sweet spring!
Alternate Author Name(s): Nash, Thomas+(1)
Variant Title(s): Spring Song;the Birds In Spring;song Of Ver And His Train;spring
Subject(s): Country Life; Death; Nature; Spring; Dead, The


SUMMONS, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The eager night and the impetuous winds
Last Line: Seeking the lost cause and the brave defeat.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Aging; Messengers; Nature - Religious Aspects; Spring; Voices


SUNDAY REVERY, by JAMES RYDER RANDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond my dingy window pane
Last Line: Thy blessing on my head!
Subject(s): Nature; Sabbath; Spring; Sunday


SUNLIGHT AND SEA, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give me the sunlight and the sea
Last Line: And who shall take my heaven from me?
Subject(s): Breath; Death; Eyes; Faces; Heaven; Life; Sea; Singing & Singers; Spring; Sun; Dead, The; Paradise; Ocean


SUNRISE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If the wind and the sunlight of april and
Last Line: Forever.
Subject(s): Dawn; Seasons; Spring; Sunrise


SWIFTS, by ANNE STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring comes little, a little. All april it rains
Subject(s): Spring; Legends


SYMPATHY (1), by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tear another's tears bring forth
Last Line: A touch of the divine.
Subject(s): Spring; Sympathy; Empathy


TAKING AWAY THE BANKING, by WILBERT SNOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When march winds carried prophecies of june
Last Line: When all the hills of god kept holiday.
Alternate Author Name(s): Snow, Charles Wilber
Subject(s): Farm Life; Spring; Agriculture; Farmers


TARDY SPRING, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the north wind ceases
Last Line: And earth's green banner shakes.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring; Wind


TENDER THINGS, by MARGARET HORSCH STEVENS    Poem Text            
First Line: My heart is reaching out
Last Line: In the spring.
Subject(s): Spring


THAW, by PHILIP EDWARD THOMAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed
Alternate Author Name(s): Eastaway, Edward; Thomas, Edward
Subject(s): Animals; Spring


THE AIRS OF SPRING, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweetly breathing, vernal air
Last Line: To bind him an iron chain.
Subject(s): Spring


THE ALL-GOLDEN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through every happy line I sing
Last Line: Of time's all-golden yesterdays!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Forests; Singing & Singers; Spring; Woods


THE ALMOND TREE, by READ BAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: In the dusk before the dawning
Last Line: Be all later life shall save?
Subject(s): Almond Trees; Nature; Spring; Trees


THE ANGEL IN THE HOUSE: BOOK 2. CANTO 7. THE REVULSION, by COVENTRY KERSEY DIGHTON PATMORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas when the spousal time of may
Last Line: Which lay so heavy on my heart.
Subject(s): Spring


THE ANNUNCIATION, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God whispered and a silence fell; the world
Last Line: Upon its first sweet day of blossoming.
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Spring; Paradise


THE BANDRUIDH, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My robe is of green
Last Line: The sweet sound of the south!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Metaphor; Nature; Spring; Similes


THE BARD'S ANNUAL DEFIANCE, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bring on the spring-I am wearied
Last Line: Make for the sake of the sound of the thing!
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Spring


THE BELLS OF YOUTH, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bells of youth are ringing in the gate
Last Line: And is singing, singing, singing thro' the world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Bells; Singing & Singers; Spring; Youth; Songs


THE BIRD, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: Only a bird in a cage
Last Line: "I thank thee, bird — dear bird."
Subject(s): Birds; Singing & Singers; Spring; Songs


THE BIRTH OF SPRING, by HILDEGARDE FRIED DREPS    Poem Text            
First Line: The birth of spring, with ambient sunshine, revives
Last Line: And sunshine, birds and rain.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Nature; Spring


THE BIRTH OF THE FLOWERS; A VISION, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once on a time, when all was still
Last Line: To listen—to the watchman bawling!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Passion; Perfume; Poetry & Poets; Spring


THE BIRTHDAY OF SPRING, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cry holiday! Holiday! Let us be gay
Last Line: If my joy be suppressed, I shall burst into tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Birthdays; Earth; Echo (Mythology); Nature; Spring; Tears; World


THE BLACKBIRD, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ov all the birds upon the wing
Last Line: Where I do hear the blackbird's zong.
Subject(s): Birds; Blackbirds; Singing & Singers; Spring; Songs


THE BLUEBIRD, by WILLIAM P. ALEXANDER    Poem Text            
First Line: One bird I know, that haunts the blissful / scene
Last Line: A benediction, when the bluebird sings!
Subject(s): Birds; Bluebirds; Spring


THE BLUEBIRD, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the very spring
Last Line: He is off, he is mutely whelmed in the southern haze!
Subject(s): Birds; Bluebirds; March (Month); Singing & Singers; Spring; Songs


THE BLUEBIRD, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am so blithe and glad to-day!
Last Line: Full swift the hours lead on to may!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Birds; Bluebirds; New Hampshire; Spring


THE BOHEMIA OF THE HEART AND PENNY ROMANCES: MEUDON, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: The blue eyes of a clementine, her white arms raised, in brilliant light
Last Line: That our dreams alone retain and that already are forgot!
Subject(s): Love; Nature; Spring


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD MAN (#19): 2. MORE ABOUT THE DEAD MAN AND WINTER, by MARVIN BELL                Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead man in winter is the source of spring
Last Line: The dead man in winter is in heaven.
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Spring; Winter; Dead, The; Paradise


THE BROKEN WING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The great dawn breaks, the mournful night is past
Last Line: And scale the stars upon my broken wing!
Subject(s): Life; Rebirth; Spring


THE BROOK: SPRING, by LAURA ABELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Dogwood blossoms fleck the brook
Last Line: Into a pool, once bridged by men.
Subject(s): Dogwood; Spring


THE BUDS, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now I can see
Last Line: To whisper to.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings; Spring


THE BUSH-SPARROW, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere wild-haws, looming in the glooms
Last Line: She comes, the darling duchess, spring!'
Subject(s): Spring


THE CALL OF SPRING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Children, my children, the spring wakes anew
Last Line: Like glad-hearted children together.
Subject(s): Flowers; Nature; Spring


THE CALL OF SPRING, by GWENDOLYN SMITH    Poem Text            
First Line: When the measured dance of hours
Last Line: Love it -- live it -- nature's call!
Subject(s): Spring


THE CALL OF THE ROAD, by FRANZ EMANUEL GEIBEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet may it is come, and the trees are in bloom
Last Line: Ah, wherefore so lovely, wide world of my dreams?
Subject(s): Spring; Wandering & Wanderers; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


THE CAMEL-RIDER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: There is no thing in all the world but love
Last Line: "other than this, my song of love to thee"
Subject(s): Hearts;love;spring


THE CARDINAL, by EDITH MEDBERY FITCH    Poem Text            
First Line: I hear him singing, loud and gay
Last Line: Is just a red flash in the tree.
Subject(s): Cardinals (Birds); Singing & Singers; Spring; Songs


THE CHILDREN, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring! - almost summer! The winter's gone
Last Line: The first of all who shall gather there!
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Children; Socialism; Spring; Childhood


THE CHILDREN'S BOATS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O little loop of water, with the green
Last Line: In that far spring men call eternity?
Subject(s): Boats; Children; Future Life; Games; Spring; Childhood; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


THE CHIMNEY NEST, by MARY BARKER (CARTER) DODGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dainty, delicate swallow-feather
Last Line: Or not the whole I may understand.
Subject(s): Birds' Nests; Nature; Spring


THE CHRIST-LIKE SPRING, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wherever thou dost come
Last Line: Reclothed and strong.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Spring


THE CLOUD, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers
Last Line: I rise and upbuild it again.
Subject(s): Clouds; Nature; Spring


THE COCK, by HERMAN FETZER    Poem Text            
First Line: Give me a hot summer
Last Line: Says the cock.
Alternate Author Name(s): Falstaff, Jake
Subject(s): Chickens; Cock-fighting; Spring; Summer


THE COMING OF LOVE, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How shall I know? Shall I hear love / pass
Last Line: "and a fear that whispered, ""love is come!"
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Poetry & Poets; Spring


THE COMING OF SPRING, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: How I have watched thy coming, spring
Last Line: Must laugh outright for love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Spring


THE COMING OF SPRING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O spring! I cannot run to greet
Last Line: Forgive me, o my comrade spring!
Subject(s): Birth; Leaves; Life; Nature; Spring; Child Birth; Midwifery


THE COMING OF SPRING, by NORA PERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's something in the air
Last Line: Make young again the earth.
Subject(s): Spring


THE COMING OF SPRING: MADRID, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring is come back, and the little voices are calling
Last Line: I know not, but I have forgotten the meaning of spring.
Subject(s): Madrid, Spain; Spring


THE COMMONWEAL, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eight hundred years and twenty-one
Last Line: Acclaims this jubilee.
Subject(s): Freedom; Nature; Spring; Liberty


THE COMPANIONS, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How few are they that voyage through the night
Last Line: By hosts of unknown men.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Eyes; Flowers; Soul; Spring; Nightmares


THE COURT JESTER'S LAST REPORT TO THE KING, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh sire! My sire! Your castle's on fire
Subject(s): Spring


THE CROCUS BED, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yellow as the noonday sun
Last Line: Crocuses must leave us soon.
Subject(s): Crocuses; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Plants; Spring; Planting; Planters


THE CURRENT, by WENDELL BERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Having once put his hand into the ground
Last Line: His hand in the dark as by a hand
Subject(s): Spring


THE DEATH OF WINTER, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When april with her wild blue eye
Last Line: On the dawning brows of maiden may.
Subject(s): Nature; Seasons; Spring


THE DESERTED GARDEN, by GRACE BROWN PUTNAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where robins walked with mincing steps
Last Line: To robins in my face.
Subject(s): Birds; Gardens & Gardening; Nature; Robin Hood; Spring


THE DYING CHILD, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He could not die when trees were green
Last Line: He died so quietly.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Spring; Death - Babies


THE EAGLE FLIES; A SONNET SEQUENCE: 7. FORECAST, by CLEMENT WOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a summer flame I knew, a slim
Last Line: The splendors of long springs budding in love.
Subject(s): Spring


THE ELM TREE, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old giant from the days we call primeval
Last Line: Through hope's bright portal in the happy west.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Desolation; Elm Trees; Spring


THE ENCHANTED SPRING, by GEORGE DARLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er golden sands my waters flow
Last Line: Come! Sip it freshly as it flows.
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring; Water


THE ENKINDLED SPRING, by DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green
Last Line: Less that the wind that runs to the flamy call!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawrence, D. H.
Subject(s): Spring


THE FAERY ISLE OF JANJIRA; TO HER HIGHNESS NAZLI RAFFIA, BEGUM JANJIRA, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fain would I dwell in your faery kingdom
Last Line: When truth shall conquer and love prevail.
Subject(s): Love; Peace; Spring


THE FAIRY SCHOOL, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: I think I know where the flowers go
Last Line: And school is out at last!
Subject(s): April; Children; Flowers; Schools; Spring; Childhood; Students


THE FALSE SPRING, by RICHARD FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is important to you?' she said. 'what is
Subject(s): Spring


THE FARMER'S BOY: SPRING, by ROBERT BLOOMFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O come, blest spirit! Wheresoe'er thou art
Subject(s): Farm Life; Spring; Seeds; Cheese; Sheep; Agriculture; Farmers


THE FAUN'S CALL IN THE WOODS, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Early in spring, / when the woods shine
Last Line: As it must one day.
Subject(s): Birds; Spring


THE FIREFLY LAMPS, by ARLETTA B. GRAVES    Poem Text            
First Line: There must have been fairies in that magic place
Last Line: We'd breath a prayer that our lights would keep.
Subject(s): Fairies; Lamps; Spring; Elves


THE FIRST FLOWERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For ages, on our river borders
Last Line: Were real, or the rhymer's dream!
Subject(s): Flowers; Holidays; Spring; Trees


THE FIRST SINGING, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I shall come one evening to god's house on the hill
Last Line: And the thrush and the blackbird their song in the cold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Birds; God; Happiness; Singing & Singers; Spring; Joy; Delight


THE FIRST SKYLARK OF SPRING, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two worlds hast thou to dwell in, sweet
Last Line: And human dies divine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Birds; Larks; Spring; Skylarks


THE FIRST SPRING DAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wonder if the sap is stirring yet
Last Line: Till I too blossom and rejoice and sing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Spring


THE FIRST SPRING DAY IN LONDON, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On rainbow-rifted clouds, / on dingy-hearted crowds
Last Line: Eternal life, sets free earth's spell-bound thralls.
Subject(s): London; Love; Spring


THE FIRST THRUSH, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The thrush begins again
Last Line: In earth's fields long ago.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Birds; Spring; Thrushes


THE FLOWER CHILDREN UNDERGROUND, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
Last Line: For spring is here, it's surely here!
Subject(s): Children; Wingter; Spring


THE FLOWER THAT FEELS NOT SPRING, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the prisons dark of the circling bark
Last Line: If it waft me, o fanny, my daughter, to thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Spring; Dead, The


THE FLUTE-PLAYER, by MAXWELL STRUTHERS BURT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There comes a day when april's in and spring walks
Last Line: They die in the echoes down the hollow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burt, Struthers
Subject(s): Flutes; Singing & Singers; Spring; Songs


THE FOOTFARER, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that spring is in the land
Last Line: Now that spring is in the land.
Subject(s): Mothers; Spring


THE GARDENER, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At evening, I have seen him wander in
Last Line: "it would reply: ""my master is this gardener."
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Spring


THE GARDENS OF ADONIS, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beloved, I would tell a ghostly thing
Last Line: And we, the summer long, shall bring thee flowers.
Subject(s): Adonis; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Mythology - Classical; Spring


THE GATE OF DELIGHT: 3. ECSTASY, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let spring illume the western hills with blossoming / brands of fire
Last Line: Swept o'er the flood-gates of my life to drown my waiting heart!
Subject(s): Flowers; Hearts; Love; Passion; Spring


THE GENESIS OF BUTTERFLIES, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dawn is smiling on the dew that covers
Last Line: Flutter, and float, and change to butterflies.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


THE GLADNESS OF SPRING, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When spring, with blossom-haunted lanes
Last Line: Could hush a soul's discordant word?
Subject(s): Birds; Spring


THE GRASS, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The grass so little has to do
Last Line: I wish I were a hay!
Subject(s): Grass; Spring


THE GRASS COMES, by A. JEAN HOLMES    Poem Text            
First Line: The grass, the glad green grass
Last Line: Has washed away the brown.
Subject(s): April; Fields; Spring; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


THE GREEN LADY, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grey spring twilight, the mild light, the shy light
Last Line: Comes and goes like a mist of green, a gentle ghost.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Green (Color); Spring


THE HALF-WAY HOUSE, by NAN TERRELL REED    Poem Text            
First Line: Just around the bend of winter
Last Line: In the half-way house of spring.
Subject(s): Nature; Seasons; Spring


THE HAPPY ISLES, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How comes the spring in those far lands of yours?
Last Line: And on their crest the calm of sunset.
Subject(s): Islands; Soul; Spring; Tears


THE HOPES OF SPRING, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: There's a mellow warmth in the soft south wind
Last Line: Tis the land where the sun-sprites smile.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Spring


THE HOUSE OF LIFE: 14. YOUTH'S SPRING-TRIBUTE, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On this sweet bank your head thrice sweet and dear
Last Line: With whom cold hearts are counted castaway.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Love; Spring


THE HOUSE OF LIFE: 83. BARREN SPRING, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more the changed year's turning wheel returns
Last Line: The white cup shrivels round the golden heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Variant Title(s): Barren Spring
Subject(s): Spring


THE HYACINTHS, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take the good ashplant; stuff the old grey cap
Last Line: Leap up with immortality in your breast!
Subject(s): Country Life; Spring


THE IMP OF SPRING-TIME, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the eaves where the sunbeams fall
Last Line: Let him deceive me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Love; Spring; Time


THE INSIDE CHANCE, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dance like a jackrabbit / in the dunegrass, dance
Last Line: Like thousands of waving hands
Subject(s): Spring


THE IVORY GATE; AN UNFINISHED DRAFT, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A thousand buds are breaking / their prisons silently
Last Line: The snow falls by thousands into the sea.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


THE JOY OF THE SPRINGTIME, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Springtime, o springtime, what is your essence
Last Line: The roots of delight in the heart of the earth?
Subject(s): Happiness; Spring; Joy; Delight


THE KEEPERS OF THE TREASURE, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because we dare behold the sun
Last Line: Of an unguessed awakening.
Subject(s): Spring; Strength; Treasures


THE KINGDOM OF THE SPRING, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heigh ho, the robin and the spring!
Last Line: All the woodland is a kingdom with a little child for king!
Subject(s): Children; Robins; Spring; Childhood


THE LAST SPRING, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: The first glad token of the spring is here
Last Line: How it will be in that perpetual spring!
Subject(s): Spring


THE LAST STILE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now when I came to that first stile
Last Line: And spoke no word at all.
Subject(s): God; Kisses; Spring


THE LATE SPRING, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She stood alone amidst the april fields
Last Line: "I am his own, -- doth not my father care?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Variant Title(s): The Spring Is Late
Subject(s): Adversity; Spring


THE LAUGHERS, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring! / and her hidden bugles up the street
Last Line: Hailing the spring!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Spring


THE LAWYER'S INVOCATION TO SPRING, by HENRY HOWARD BROWNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whereas, on certain boughs and sprays
Last Line: Hail, as aforesaid, coming spring!
Subject(s): Ingenuity; Law & Lawyers; Spring; Attorneys


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: TOWN OF SPRING ONCE AGAIN, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring is always like what it used to be'
Last Line: Reached us
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Spring


THE LITTLE PLANT, by KATE LOUISE BROWN    Poem Text            
First Line: In the heart of a seed
Last Line: Outside world might be.
Subject(s): Spring


THE LOST PATH, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alone they walked - their fingers knit
Last Line: Was leading safely on to paradise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Heaven; Roads; Spring; Paradise; Paths; Trails


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 28, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring is early this year
Subject(s): Bodies; Nature; Spring


THE LOVELINESS OF SPRING, by GIUSEPPE PARINI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Are pitiful and kind
Subject(s): Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Spring; Love


THE LOVER-IN APRIL, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou hast come back to me!
Last Line: In the dear hyacinth and white anemone!
Subject(s): April; Spring


THE LYRE OF SPRING, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Song in the forest is ringing
Last Line: "repeats your ""wood notes wild."
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Birds; Nature; Spring


THE MAGIC OF SPRING, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I buried my heart so deep, so deep
Last Line: "is it the spring, the spring?"
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Graves; Rebirth; Spring; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MAGNOLIA TREE, by EASTER ROHRER BECKER    Poem Text            
First Line: Just a gorgeous bouquet of blossoms
Last Line: When its green leaves unfold.
Subject(s): Magnolias; Spring; Winter


THE MAID IN LOW-MOON LAND, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know not where she be, and yet
Last Line: But only I sit here and moan.
Subject(s): Grief; Moon; Spring; Sorrow; Sadness


THE MARRIAGE OF EARTH AND HEAVEN, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hera, tall and fair and young, / walked on ida's hill
Last Line: Sung their silver marriage song.
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Greece; Marriage; Mythology; Spring; Storms; Greeks; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE MAY DAY GARLAND, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though folks no more go maying
Last Line: Hid up his scythe in flowers!
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Spring; English


THE MEADOW LARK, by J. A. WILLIAMS    Poem Text            
First Line: Chirping songster, sprightly fellow
Last Line: To the inmost heart of me!
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Spring


THE MEADOWS IN SPRING, by EDWARD FITZGERALD    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis a dull sight / to see the year dying
Last Line: The meadows again!
Variant Title(s): Old Song;for A New Year's Eve;song Of The Year
Subject(s): Fields; Spring; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


THE MIRACLE, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, sweetheart, listen, for I have a thing
Last Line: The everlasting miracle of spring.
Subject(s): Spring


THE NECESSARY GODDESS, by PAUL BLACKBURN            Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Spring


THE NEW MOON, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why do you shiver? Has the air grown chill?
Last Line: There is no light could make your eyes more blue!
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Light; Moon; Spring; Tides


THE NORTHERN SPRING, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the soft breath of spring goes forth
Last Line: Where tears of sorrow never flowed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Spring


THE OLD HOME BY THE MILL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is 'the old home by the mill' - fer we still call it so
Last Line: I'd jest crawl in my grave and pull the green grass over me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Graves; Home; Mills And Millers; Spring; Tombs; Tombstones


THE OLD MEADOW SPRING, by JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down through the red-top blooming in the / sun
Last Line: And be a boy at the meadow spring.
Subject(s): Spring; Water


THE OLD PENNSYLVANIA FARMER, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well - well! This is a comfort, now - the air is mild as may
Last Line: There can't be rivers there and fields, without some sort o' farm!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Farm Life; Pennsylvania; Spring; Agriculture; Farmers


THE OLD POET, by AMY LEVY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will be glad because it is the spring
Last Line: Nor think on squandered springtimes that have been.
Subject(s): Spring


THE ORGASMS OF ORGANISMS, by DORIANNE LAUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Above the lawn the wild beetles mate
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Spring; Women


THE PARTING AND THE COMING GUEST, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who watched the worn-out winter die?
Last Line: I think the coming sped the parting guest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring; Winter


THE PARTRIDGE, by JOHN BURROUGHS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: List the booming from afar
Last Line: And spring is spring in very deed.
Subject(s): Partridge; Spring


THE PASSING OF A ZEPHYR, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up from, and out of, and over the
Last Line: Of amiable calm.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Forests; Spring; Wind; Woods


THE PATH-FLOWER, by OLIVE TILFORD DARGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A red-cap sang in bishop's wood
Last Line: I watched her vanishing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burke, Fielding
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Forests; Gifts & Giving; Spring; Strangers; Woods


THE PATHS OF PEACE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He would have holiday - outworn
Last Line: Of all his loveliest dreams!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Forests; Peace; Spring; Youth; Nightmares; Woods


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 24, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The new year ends a year of sorrow
Last Line: Who can sleep past dawn
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Holidays; New Year; Spring


THE POET'S JOURNAL: THE RETURN OF SPRING, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have I passed through death's unconscious birth
Last Line: To the dawning light of love?
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Holidays; Spring; Trees


THE POND, PORCH-VIEW: SIX P.M., EARLY SPRING, by RITA DOVE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I sit, and sit, and will my thoughts
Last Line: Who am I kidding? Here I am
Subject(s): Parks, Rosa (1913-2005); Spring


THE PRAIRIE SPEAKS, by JAMES CHRISTIAN LINDBERG    Poem Text            
First Line: I am the prairie singer
Last Line: I am the prairie singer.
Subject(s): Memory; Native Americans - Wars; Pioneers; Prairies; Spring; Plains


THE PROMISE OF SPRING, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O day of god, thou bringest back
Last Line: His sweet and silent ways.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Roses; Spring


THE QUEST OF SUMMER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had been waiting long
Last Line: Is the summer here again.
Subject(s): Birds; Life; May (Month); Nature; Spring; Summer


THE QUESTION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed that, as I wandered by the way
Last Line: That I might there present it! -- oh! To whom?
Variant Title(s): A Dream Of Spring;a Dream Of The Unknown;shelley's Lists
Subject(s): Flowers; Plants; Rivers; Spring; Planting; Planters


THE RAINBOW, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fairies built a bridge
Last Line: From here to far-away.
Subject(s): April; Rain; Rainbows; Spring


THE RAINS, by CHARLES BADGER CLARK JR.    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You've watched the ground-hog's shadow
Last Line: Did you ever see the comin' of the rains?
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark, Badger
Subject(s): Cowboys; Prairies; Rain; Spring; Water; Plains


THE REAPER, by WILLIAM ARTHUR DUNKERLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: All through the blood-red autumn
Last Line: That the gleaner be glad in his gleaning.
Alternate Author Name(s): Oxenham, John
Subject(s): Autumn; Farm Life; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter; Fall; Agriculture; Farmers


THE RED HOUSE, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the wide fields the water gleams like / snow
Last Line: Outbraves the mortal threat of the hanging hill.
Subject(s): Spring


THE RETURN, by LUCIA STEVENS DE MOTTE    Poem Text            
First Line: Now you are gone
Last Line: My hushed heart waits for you.
Subject(s): Absence; Longing; Spring; Separation; Isolation


THE RETURN OF SPRING, by DENYS PYRANUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All nature doth the sun adorn
Last Line: Good people, do not blame me for't.
Subject(s): Spring


THE RIVER CLWYD IN NORTH WALES, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O cambrian river! With slow music gliding
Last Line: Brightly its waves may reach their parentdeep at last.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Clwyd (River), Wales; Spring; Wales; Welshmen; Welshwomen


THE SEASONS, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: In springtime life from out the earth
Last Line: And loving hearts surround.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Seasons; Spring


THE SECRET, by READ BAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Shall I seem silly speaking some of spring
Last Line: The black manure -- the white killarney rose!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Secrets; Spring


THE SECRET, by MABEL HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Insistent chickadees are crying
Last Line: Across the snowswept field!
Subject(s): Spring


THE SECRET (1), by JOHN RICHARD MORELAND    Poem Text            
First Line: On that first day so singular
Last Line: "you'll know!"
Subject(s): Spring


THE SECRET OF THE SPRING, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet and still the moonlight lies
Last Line: Shall learn the secret of the spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Memory; Spring


THE SHEPHEARDES CALENDER: MARCH, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thomalin, why sytten we soe
Last Line: Yts time to hast us homeward.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Love; March (Month); Spring


THE SIBYL, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold, the old earth is young again!
Last Line: That all their doubts have left behind!)
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Spring


THE SICK-ROOM, by MARIA WHITE LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A spirit is treading the earth
Last Line: And a heap of ashes gray.
Subject(s): Earth; Life; Spring; World


THE SINGER'S MUSE, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I brought in these to make her kitchen sweet
Last Line: "her bashful singer and her servant boy."
Subject(s): Babylon; Dublin, Ireland; Fame; Flowers; Parnassus (Mountain), Greece; Sex; Spring; Troy; Reputation


THE SOMETIME SPORTSMAN GREETS THE SPRING, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When winter's glaze is lifted from the greens
Last Line: Hope springs eternally, but spring hopes fade
Subject(s): Sports; Spring


THE SONGSTER, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of a plaintive note, and long
Last Line: That his breast was born for song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Birds; May (Month); Robins; Singing & Singers; Spring; Songs


THE SOUL OF SPRING, by HERBERT KAUFMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winds blow, / and the snow
Last Line: To bid us rise anew and grow.
Subject(s): Spring


THE SOUL'S AWAKENING, by JOHN EDWARD COLBURN    Poem Text            
First Line: I pressed mine ear close to the warm, brown earth
Last Line: And all my heart prepared for blossoming.
Alternate Author Name(s): Colburn, John
Subject(s): Soul; Spring


THE SPIRIT OF SPRING, by CORA RANDALL FABBRI    Poem Text            
First Line: From the perilous, pale, silent snows
Last Line: I am spring!
Subject(s): Spring


THE SPRING, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When wintry weather's al a-done
Last Line: When god wood gie us zunsheen.
Subject(s): Spring


THE SPRING, by ABRAHAM COWLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though you be absent here, I needs must say
Last Line: This is for beasts, and that for men the spring.
Subject(s): Love; Spring


THE SPRING, by WILLIAM HAMMOND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See how the spring courts thee, emaphilis
Last Line: What wonder that my youthful flood consume?
Subject(s): Spring


THE SPRING, by CHARLES MARIE RENE LECONTE DE LISLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A spring up-sparkles in the silent forest
Last Line: Light of the soul, o beauty!
Subject(s): Beauty; Spring


THE SPRING, by GEORGE MURRAY (1830-1910)    Poem Text            
First Line: Why, gentle spring, why hide away
Last Line: "even as now they still are thine."
Subject(s): Flowers; Memory; Nature; Pleasure; Spring


THE SPRING CALL, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What was it made me drop the spade and lift me head to look again?
Last Line: "ah, clap a primrose in your cap and throw the spade away."
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring; Wind


THE SPRING EPHEMERALS, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here she comes with her face to be kissed
Subject(s): Spring; Love


THE SPRING FEVER, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: There's a witchery to the winds that shiver so
Last Line: Underneath the sleepy-headed summer trees.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring; Wind


THE SPRING IN IRELAND: 1916, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do not forget my charge I beg of you
Last Line: We sail away -- be with us mananan!
Subject(s): Ireland; Spring; World War I; Irish; First World War


THE SPRING IS COME AGAIN NOT AS AT FIRST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Peace on my brow now marked with many a line
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Spring


THE SPRING IS HERE (1), by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I miss you sweet! The spring is here
Last Line: I miss you, sweet, though spring is here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Spring


THE SPRING IS HERE (2), by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I feel the kindness of the lengthening days
Last Line: I'll warm me at the strong fires of the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Spring


THE SPRING JOURNEY, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Green was the corn as I rode on my way
Last Line: And our tears add a charm to the prospect of heaven!
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


THE SPRING MINSTRELS, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Hark! How the welkin rings
Last Line: Is evening's calm.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Birds; Minstrels; Spring


THE SPRING OF THE YEAR, by ABBIE FARWELL BROWN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On fields of france the violets are fair
Last Line: Beyond the wistful limit of our spring!
Subject(s): Death; Spring; Dead, The


THE SPRING RACE, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Said the wee yellow crocus with hurrying / feet
Last Line: How the old places looked and what beautiful weather!
Subject(s): April; Spring; Weather


THE SPRING RUNNING, by EDWARD MERRILL ROOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tho' skies still are cold and grey
Last Line: I swoon asleep in the dusky wold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Root, E. Merrill
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring; Youth


THE SPRINGTIME, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The red eyes of rabbits
Subject(s): Spring


THE SPRINGTIME'S PALLID LANDSCAPE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: When sacrament is done
Subject(s): Spring


THE START, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: When dogs play in the sun outdoors
Last Line: The whole wide world can be my home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Spring


THE STUBBLE, by LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this sad void all that is left of spring
Last Line: About me sounds the rumor of the spring!
Subject(s): Spring


THE SUCCESSION OF THE FOUR SWEET MONTHS, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First, april, she with mellow showers
Last Line: More wealth brings in, then all those three.
Variant Title(s): The Four Sweet Months
Subject(s): April; July; June; Spring; Summer


THE SUNBOWS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spray of song that springs in april, light of
Last Line: Light that leaps and runs and revels through the springing flames of spray.
Subject(s): Dawn; Spring; Summer; Sunrise


THE SWEET O' THE YEAR, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the frog, all lean and weak
Last Line: Welcome in the sweet o' the year.
Subject(s): Nature; Seasons; Spring


THE SWORD IN ITS SCABBARD, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sword is sheathed in its scabbard
Last Line: And cherish such heroes true.
Subject(s): Life; Soldiers; Spring


THE SYLVAN MUSICIAN, by CYRIL A. LINGEMANN    Poem Text            
First Line: High in his forest organ loft
Last Line: Sweet snatches of quaint woodland lore.
Subject(s): Musical Instruments; Organs (Musical Instruments); Spring


THE THRALL, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Aloof, I heard / the rise and dip note of the oven-bird
Last Line: It doth not hold me thrall!
Subject(s): Spring


THE TOUCH, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Age-old, age-silent, nature queen
Last Line: Wavers along the boughs.
Subject(s): Nature; Seasons; Spring; Touch (Sense)


THE TRAGEDY OF VALENTINIAN: SPRING, by JOHN FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the lusty spring is seen
Last Line: Ladies, if not plucked, we die!'
Variant Title(s): Spring Time And Love;love's Emblems
Subject(s): Spring


THE TRAILING ARBUTUS, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A year ago, in the sweet spring weather
Last Line: We will hunt for spring's sweet blooms together.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Arbutus; Flowers; Spring; Mayflowers


THE TRAITOR, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: Fain would I drive away the image of the spring. Each day of lilacs
Last Line: Thee?
Subject(s): Betrayal; Hearts; Sin; Spring


THE TRAVELLER, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When march was master of furrow and fold
Last Line: "the gate is open -- be quick, be quick."
Subject(s): Daffodils; March (Month); Spring


THE TREE, by JONES VERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love thee when thy swelling buds appear
Last Line: On stars that brighter beam, when most we need their love.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring; Trees


THE TREE ACROSS THE ROAD, by ELIZABETH KELTY BEITEL    Poem Text            
First Line: God never made a fairer thing!
Last Line: Of autumn, in the wood.
Subject(s): Autumn; God; Seasons; Spring; Trees; Fall


THE TREE-LOVER, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet in the sweet may weather
Last Line: And the young bloom on the trellis!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): God; Love; Spring; Trees


THE TRENCHES, SELS, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, to be in canada now that spring / is merry
Last Line: Proud the life that shields you from the flaming wind of war!
Subject(s): Canada; Flowers; Spring; Canadians


THE TRYST OF SPRING, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stern winter sought the hand of spring
Last Line: Before his sight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Spring


THE TURN O' THE YEAR, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the time when bit by bit
Last Line: And love stirs in a heart I know.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Spring


THE TYROLESE SPRING SONG, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The meadows rejoice in their verdure so bright
Last Line: The world in its beauty and gladness to know.
Subject(s): Spring


THE UNCONSUMING FIRE, by BETTY PAGE DABNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: The young leaves spring
Last Line: Incorporeal light.
Subject(s): Leaves; Spring; Summer


THE UNKNOWN EARTH, by PAUL SANDOZ    Poem Text            
First Line: In the cold rain the scents of spring will hurt
Last Line: And every worm is cool and green and proud.
Subject(s): Earth; Spring; World


THE VIGIL OF VENUS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: To-morrow - what news of to-morrow?
Last Line: "loved, love anew, / to-morrow! - to-morrow!"
Subject(s): Fantasy;love;spring


THE VOICE OF SPRING, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I come, I come! Ye have called me long
Last Line: And the flowers are not death's -- fare ye well, farewell!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Farewell; Spring; Parting


THE VOICE OF SPRING, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When birds salute the loitering dawn
Last Line: Shall blossom once again, if never else on earth.
Subject(s): Spring


THE VOICE OF SPRING, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was the voice of spring
Last Line: Our spring is nigh.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Spring


THE WAKING OF SRING, by OLIVE CUSTANCE    Poem Text            
First Line: Spirit of spring, thy coverlet of snow
Last Line: Wings wave above thee, thou awakened bride!
Alternate Author Name(s): Douglas, Lady Alfred
Subject(s): Spring


THE WAKING YEAR, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lady red upon [or, amid] the hill
Last Line: Were nothing very odd!
Subject(s): Spring


THE WALL-FLOWER, by HENRIK ARNOLD THAULOV WERGELAND    Poem Text            
First Line: O wall-flower! Or ever thy bright leaves fade
Last Line: Be its bridal torch!
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Kisses; Love - Loss Of; Roses; Spring; Dead, The


THE WELCOME, by ARTHUR POWELL    Poem Text            
First Line: God spreads a carpet soft and green
Last Line: Ah, that is spring!
Subject(s): Spring


THE WELL-HEAD, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The withered rushes made a flame
Last Line: Than not to reach the lord at all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


THE WEST WIND, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I come from out the west
Last Line: Wild tempests to each shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Spring; Storms; Wind; Winter


THE WIND IN THE TREES; CHESTNUT IN APRIL, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The chestnut is a candlestick
Last Line: Make christmas trees for spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Chestnut Trees; Spring


THE WINTER SLEEP, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A maiden o'erwearied
Last Line: Thy lover is here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Earth; Kisses; Sleep; Spring; Winter; World


THE WISTFUL DAYS, by ROBERT UNDERWOOD JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is there wanting in the spring?
Last Line: We have not truly known the spring.
Subject(s): Spring


THE WREATH OF SPRING, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I roved in the meadows, the vales, and the bowers
Last Line: "shall be smiling and fresh as in may."
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Spring


THE YEAR'S AWAKENING, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How do you know that the pilgrim track
Last Line: How do you know?
Subject(s): Spring


THE YELLOW VIOLET, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When beechen buds begin to swell
Last Line: That made the woods of april bright.
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring; Violets


THERE IS NO DEATH, by CONSTANCE ENTWHISTLE HOAR    Poem Text            
First Line: Pansies are best for early spring
Last Line: "pansies are for remembering."
Subject(s): Death; Memory; Spring; Dead, The


THERE IT IS!, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let it go, then; let it go!
Last Line: Loving you, to doubt you!
Subject(s): Life; Love; Pity; Spring; Winter


THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS', by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground
Last Line: Would scarcely know that we were gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring; War - Home Front; Women; World War I; First World War


THEY SAY, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They say the sky is azure fair
Last Line: Let the spring go -- give me my love!
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Love; Sky; Spring; Paradise


THIS WAS IN THE WHITE OF THE YEAR, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Sometimes, almost more
Subject(s): Spring; Winter; Memory


THISTLEDOWN (SPRING ON THE CAMPAGNE), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bloweth like snow / from the grey thistles
Last Line: The thistledown.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Flowers; Italy; Spring; Italians


THISTLEDOWN: 11. SPRING, by CORA RANDALL FABBRI    Poem Text            
First Line: The bud that looked out with a wistful smile
Last Line: Turn back—spring is not dead; she was asleep.
Subject(s): Spring


THISTLEDOWN: 7, by CORA RANDALL FABBRI    Poem Text            
First Line: There's a flush on the face of the apple-trees
Last Line: My love is a maid, and her name is spring.
Subject(s): Spring


THOU COMEST, MAY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Thou comest, may, with leaves and flowers
Last Line: Beat time, and still no music comes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Spring


THOUGH VALENTINE BRINGS LOVE, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And very much more gaily
Subject(s): Valentine's Day; Spring; Inspiration


THOUGHTS CONNECTED WITH TREES (1), by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Trees, gracious trees! - how rich a gift
Last Line: And a lost mother's eye gives back its holy light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Spring; Trees


THOUGHTS CONNECTED WITH TREES (2), by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And ye are strong to shelter! All meek things
Last Line: Confessed a spirit's breath, and heard a ceaseless hymn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Spring; Trees


THOUGHTS IN A CATHEDRAL, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, not with these thy priesthood dwells
Last Line: With these thy holy priesthood dwells.
Variant Title(s): In A Cathedral
Subject(s): Churches; Creation; God; Nature; Spring; Cathedrals


THREE SPRING NOTATIONS ON BIPEDS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The down drop of the blackbird
Last Line: She throws a stone and laughs at the clug-clug.
Subject(s): Spring


THUS FAR, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In glades where frost is ambushed in the ferns
Last Line: Answered, would leave but wood and water there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Spring


TIRESOME SPRING, by PIERRE JEAN DE BERANGER    Poem Text            
First Line: I have watched her at the window
Last Line: Tiresome spring! You've come again!
Subject(s): Desire; Spring


TITANIA'S BOWER, FR. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know a bank where the wild thyme blows
Last Line: And look thou meet me ere the first cock crow.
Variant Title(s): The Violet Bank
Subject(s): Spring


TO A DISTANT SCENE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still are the cowslips from thy bosom
Last Line: Silent, forsaken, dim, shadowed by what hath been.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Spring


TO A. E. HOUSMAN, by MARGARET ASH    Poem Text            
First Line: Your fifty springs and seven more you saw
Last Line: Whose soul still lingers here in songs, too few?
Subject(s): Cherry Trees; Singing & Singers; Soul; Spring; Songs


TO ADOLPHE GAIFFE, by THEODORE FAULLAIN DE BANVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Young man free from melancholy
Last Line: Words! Words! Come gather roses.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Spring; Wisdom; Youth


TO AN AGED FRIEND, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not long thy voice amongst us may be heard
Last Line: Forget the grave in trustful thoughts of heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Old Age; Spring


TO AN EARLY SPRING DAY, by THOMAS STURGE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O day, thou found'st me sleeping; let me sleep!
Last Line: Exalting her with this thy strenuous might.
Alternate Author Name(s): Moore, T. Sturge
Subject(s): Spring


TO AURELIA, by JOHN DYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See, the flowery spring is blown
Last Line: Yes, aurelia,—come away.
Subject(s): Spring


TO HEAR HER SING, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To hear her sing - to hear her sing
Last Line: Our hearts to her -- to hear her sing!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Memory; Singing & Singers; Spring


TO JOHN KEATS, POET, AT SPRING TIME, by COUNTEE CULLEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot hold my peace, john keats
Last Line: John keats, keep revel with me, too.
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Spring


TO MARY ROSSETTI, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You were born in the spring
Last Line: In green and in flowers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Flowers; Spring


TO MAY, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: May, like a maiden soft and fair
Last Line: A glimpse of what thy love might be!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Love; Spring; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The


TO MY ITALIAN PERGOLA REVISITED, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shaded avenue of bloom
Last Line: That your glowing hearts are mine.
Subject(s): Flowers; Hearts; Nature; Roses; Spring


TO MY SISTER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the first mild day of march
Last Line: We'll give to idleness.
Variant Title(s): A Change In The Year;lines (Written At A Small Distance From My House)
Subject(s): March (Month); Sisters; Spring; Wordsworth, Dorothy (1771-1855)


TO NAUSIKAA, by VIRGINIA TAYLOR MCCORMICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nausikaa, running with your slender maidens
Last Line: For summer's spent magnificence.
Subject(s): Spring


TO ONE DEAD, by ROSE HENDERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: You are not there where the black pall waits
Last Line: Abloom with spring.
Subject(s): April; Death; Spring; Dead, The


TO SPRING, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down
Last Line: Whose modest tresses are bound up for thee.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Spring


TO SPRING, BELOVED, by ESTHER MORTON SMITH    Poem Text            
First Line: Young spring is here! I stepped without to
Last Line: With dew and sunlight in her out-flung hand.
Subject(s): Spring


TO SPRING; SONNET, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O ver purpureum!' -- violet-colored spring!
Last Line: Her brightest purple on our lips and noses!
Subject(s): Purple (Color); Spring


TO THE BEES, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh whither, honey-bees
Last Line: My life that nourish
Subject(s): Bees; Flowers; Insects; Kisses; Life; Lips; Spring; Beekeeping; Bugs


TO THE BURNIE BEE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blithe son of summer, furl thy filmy wing
Last Line: Fit for the spring that waits beyond the tomb.
Subject(s): Future Life; Insects; Ladybirds; Nature - Religious Aspects; Spring; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Bugs; Ladybugs


TO THE JUDGE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend of my earliest youth
Last Line: Can't you arrange to come down?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Friendship; Judges; Spring; Youth


TO THE MAKERS OF SONG!, by HERMANN HAGEDORN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Surely the time for making songs has come
Last Line: Surely the time for making songs has come!
Subject(s): Spring


TO THE SKY, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far from the rustlings of the poplar-bough
Last Line: With founts of beauty for the eye of love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Sky; Spring


TO THE SKYLARK, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Skylark, how I envy you
Last Line: To herald each return of spring.
Subject(s): Birds; Larks; Love; Spring; Skylarks


TO VIRGINIA, by HENRY ATKINS    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring and the daffodil again
Last Line: Thy valentine.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Spring


TODAY, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If ever there were a spring day so perfect
Last Line: Well, today is just that kind of day
Subject(s): Spring


TODAY AND TO-MORROW, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the world is out in leaf
Last Line: Fast asleep and weary --
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Spring Fancies: 2
Subject(s): Change; Earth; Life; Spring; World


TOUCH OF SPRING, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thin wind winds off the water
Subject(s): Spring


TOWARD AN ORGANIC PHILOSOPHY, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The glow of my campfire is dark red and flameless
Subject(s): Autumn; Nature; Seasons; Sierra Nevada Mountains; Spring; Fall


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. A GLIMPSE, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here at last having arrived I take my rest
Last Line: I depart and am gone my way.
Subject(s): Spring


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 4. LITTLE BROOK WITHOUT A NAME, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little brook without a name, that hast been my companion for so many years
Last Line: And bear away on thy bosom, and scatter them likewise.
Subject(s): Brooks; Love; Nature; Spring; Streams; Creeks


TRANSFORMED, by CAROLINE GILTINAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Black and naked branches
Last Line: The sun will find your breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harlow, Leo P., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring; Sun


TRAPS, by MARY CAROLYN DAVIES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A trap's a very useful thing:
Last Line: It is a trap to catch us two.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davis, Leland, Mrs.; Pawtuxie
Subject(s): Spring


TREASURE, by BERYL V. THOMPSON    Poem Text            
First Line: April still is far away
Last Line: Blowing in the wind.
Subject(s): Spring


TRISTRAM OF LYONESSE: 1. THE SAILING OF THE SWALLOW, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: About the middle music of the spring
Last Line: And their four lips became one burning mouth.
Subject(s): God; Ireland; Love; Sailing & Sailors; Spring; Storms; Irish


TRISTRAM OF LYONESSE: 4. THE MAIDEN MARRIAGE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring watched her last moon burn and fade with may
Last Line: All night safe sleeping in her maidenhood.
Subject(s): Love; Marriage; Sea; Spring; Tristram And Isolde; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Ocean


TROY PARK: 1. THE WARMTH OF SPRING, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the five-pointed, the great gold sun
Last Line: "the clouds have long wild hair that tangles sleep."
Subject(s): Spring


TRUE GIFT, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a young maiden, in the morning air
Last Line: Than heaped-up flowers no thoughtful care disposes.
Subject(s): Flowers; Orchards; Roses; Spring; Youth


TULIPS, by FRANCES HALLEY BROCKETT    Poem Text            
First Line: A thousand tulip bulbs she bought last autumn
Last Line: The beauty that she grubbed and planted for.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Plants; Spring; Tulips; Planting; Planters


TWAS YESTERDAY AT EARLY DAWN, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Spring; Winter; Homecoming


TWINS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: April, on whose wings
Last Line: Now seems too divine.
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring; Twins


TWO SPRINGS, by CLAUDE WEIMER    Poem Text            
First Line: The spring a laddie whistled
Last Line: The tunes a laddie knew.
Subject(s): Spring


ULTIMO SOSPIRO, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Joy of the world / o flower-crown'd spring
Last Line: O sighs of longing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Rome, Italy; Spring; Nightmares


UNDINE: A SONG OF SPRING (FOR THE GUITAR), by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: What word wakes the woodland to music and life?
Last Line: Ting-a-ling, ring-a-ding spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Spring


UNDINE: UNDINE'S SONG, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Gay are we and without care
Last Line: Weave their spell in the rose-lit dusk.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Calm; Seasons; Spring; Weather; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility


UNFULFILLED, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is dew upon the meadows brightly glancing / in the morn
Last Line: It can ne'er fulfil the promise that the springtime made to me.
Subject(s): Love; Memory; Spring


UNITE, by JACK HIRSCHMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a hundred, no,
Last Line: Come on! It's spring!
Subject(s): Collective Behavior; Spring


UPON NEW YEAR'S EVE, by ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now winds of winter glue
Last Line: Sit unafraid.
Alternate Author Name(s): Q; Quiller-couch, A. T.
Subject(s): Holidays; Marriage; New Year; Spring; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


UPON THE WINDS OF SPRING, by MARY CRAIG SINCLAIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I feel the terror in the world tonight
Last Line: Pain stabs my heart and binds the wound with fear!
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinclair, Upton, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Social Protest; Soldiers; Spring; World War I; Dead, The; First World War


UPSPRING, by GRACE HERSEY THOMPSON    Poem Text            
First Line: After snow, fresh color
Last Line: The sunlit wonder of the whole.
Subject(s): Spring


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1879, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mother mine / whom every year
Last Line: Gives you a kiss.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Kisses; Mothers; Singing & Singers; Spring


VARIATIONS DONE FOR GERALD VAN DE WIELE: 3. SPRING, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dogwood / lights up the day.
Subject(s): Spring


VASANT PANCHAMI (LILAVATI'S LAMENT AT THE FEAST OF SPRING), by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, dragon-fly, fold up your purple wing
Last Line: That hath foregone the kisses of the spring.
Subject(s): Birds; Festivals; Memory; Spring; Fairs; Pageants


VELLEN THE TREE, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Aye, the girt elem tree out in little hwome groun
Last Line: Wer a-stannèn this mornèn, an' now's a-cut down.
Subject(s): Elm Trees; Farm Life; Lumber & Lumbering; Spring; Agriculture; Farmers; Woodsmen


VERNAL EQUINOX, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The scent of hyacinths, like a pale mist, lies
Subject(s): Spring


VERNAL EQUINOX, by RUTH STONE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Daughters, in the wind's boisterous roughing
Subject(s): Daughters; Spring


VERNAL MAGIC, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through all my days I shall be glad of this
Last Line: To lay a hand upon the lips of praise.
Subject(s): Love; Magic; Praise; Spring


VERNAL SENTIMENT, by THEODORE ROETHKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though the crocuses poke up their heads in the usual places
Subject(s): Spring


VERSES DESCRIPTIVE OF AN EARLY MORNING WALK IN APRIL: 1830, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blithe voice o' spring through the woodlan's was ringin'
Last Line: "an' will lo'e till I leave't for ""the lan' o' the leal."
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Nature; Spring; Walking


VERSES FOR PICTURES: SPRING, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring am I, too soft of heart
Last Line: The abundance of my love.
Variant Title(s): The Seasons: Spring
Subject(s): Spring


VERSES WRITTEN IN SPRING, by ANNE BATTEN CRISTALL    Poem Text            
First Line: From yon fair hill, whose woody crest
Last Line: And man be thus absorbed in art.
Subject(s): Spring


VERY EARLY SPRING, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fields are snowbound no longer
Last Line: And the flags of tenderest green bend and quiver.
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Spring


VICISSITUDE, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: O blithe and bonny! When woods are green
Last Line: Unto no earthly spring!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Forests; Love - Nature Of; Spring; Woods


VILE SPRING!, by PIERRE JEAN DE BERANGER    Poem Text            
First Line: I saw her at her window set
Last Line: Vile spring! Why can't you keep away?
Subject(s): Spring; Vision


VILLANELLE; TO MR. JOSEPH BOULMIER, by ANDREW LANG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Villanelle, why art thou mute?
Last Line: Hath the master lost his lute?
Subject(s): Musical Instruments; Singing & Singers; Spring; Villanelle (As Poetic Form); Songs


VIOLETS, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A friend brought sweetest violets
Last Line: "for thee his morning star he sets."
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Flowers; Friendship; Spring; Violets


VIOLIN SONGS: AUTUMN SONG, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Autumn clouds are flying, flying
Last Line: Burns to hues of spring.
Subject(s): Autumn; Death; Nature; Seasons; Spring; Fall; Dead, The


VIOLIN SONGS: SPRING SONG, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Days of old, / ye are not dead, though gone from me
Last Line: The days of old come back to me
Subject(s): Spring; Sun


VISION, by REBECCA ANTHONY    Poem Text            
First Line: Again thou usherest in a verdant spring
Last Line: O, god, I thank thee for the spring.
Subject(s): Spring


VITA NUOVA, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now is the time once more
Last Line: When the spring calls in the dark.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Birds; Happiness; Spring; Joy; Delight


VOICES OF SPRING, by JUNE ELLIOTT CARLSON    Poem Text            
First Line: The soul of the river murmurs low
Last Line: Runs out with a shout to meet the spring!
Subject(s): Spring


WACHULLA, by CATHERINE A. DUBOSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Fountain of beauty! On my vision breaking
Last Line: Refreshing all!
Alternate Author Name(s): Richards, Catherine A.
Subject(s): Wachulla Spring, Florida


WAITING, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought my heart would break
Last Line: And my heart broke, too!
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Spring


WEATHER WITHIN, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now what care I
Last Line: To set you all a-maying.
Subject(s): Spring


WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's spring. Lilacs and gin tinge the humid air
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Spring


WHAT WE THINK WE KNOW, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Apple blossom and
Last Line: And the late wet snow of spring
Subject(s): Seasons; Snow; Spring; Squirrels


WHEN EARLY MARCH SEEMS MIDDLE MAY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When country roads begin to thaw
Last Line: The spring is coming round this way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


WHEN FLORA HAD ADORNED THE FIRTH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: When flora had ourfret the firth
Last Line: "thus ever of greece did fair helene, / whom I luv I dar nocht assay"
Subject(s): Helen Of Troy;mythology - Classical;spring


WHEN GRAZIELLA SINGS, by CHARLOTTE ROBERTA MISH    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a tender little song you sing
Last Line: The gentle dreamer lives, I think, again.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Spring; Nightmares; Bedtime


WHEN LEAVES BEGIN, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: When leaves begin to show their heads
Last Line: Her fair white body in the light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Leaves; Spring


WHEN SPRING BEGINS, by GEORGIA DAY SHERWOOD    Poem Text            
First Line: When sap is rising in each tree
Last Line: Take flower once more as spring begins.
Subject(s): Spring


WHEN SPRING COMES BACK, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When spring comes back the violets lift
Last Line: Among the garden mazes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Spring; Violets


WHEN SPRING GOES MAYING, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was ever known a stranger thing?
Last Line: "quoth she, ""when spring goes maying?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring


WHEN SPRING IS CALLING, by M. RICHARDSON SAMS    Poem Text            
First Line: When I hear the call of spring
Last Line: To cheer the thoughts and hearts of men.
Subject(s): Spring


WHEN SPRING IS HERE, by ROSE MOSS SCOTT    Poem Text            
First Line: Not boys flying home-made kites
Last Line: Tell me it is spring.
Subject(s): Spring


WHEN THE GREENNESS IS COME AGAIN, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The west wind lifts the plumes of the fir
Last Line: The good green world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): March (Month); Spring; Wind


WHEN THE LILACS ARE BLOOMIMG AGAIN, by LERREL HALMER    Poem Text            
First Line: The mocking bird sings in the hedge
Last Line: Till the lilacs bloom again.
Subject(s): Spring


WHEN WINTER DARKENING ALL AROUND, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When winter covering all the ground
Last Line: And sing of spring's returning.
Subject(s): Spring


WHISPERINGS OF SPRING, by JESSIE BELL THABES    Poem Text            
First Line: Skies unrifted / paths high-drifted
Last Line: Whisperings of spring.
Subject(s): Spring


WHITE ROSE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far in the inland valleys
Last Line: And the lily died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilies; Roses; Spring


WHO CALLS?, by FRANCES CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Listen, children, listen, won't you come into the night?
Last Line: "I am the spring, the spring, the spring with laughter on my lips."
Alternate Author Name(s): Sayers, Frances Clark
Subject(s): Spring


WILD DUCKS, by ROSE HENDERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I heard the wild ducks passing in the night
Last Line: I heard the wild ducks passing in the night.
Subject(s): Ducks; Night; Spring; Trees; Mallards; Drakes; Bedtime


WILD GEESE, by FREDERICK PETERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: How oft against the sunset sky or moon
Last Line: Symbol of coming springs!
Subject(s): Geese; Spring


WILD GEESE, by MABEL KINGSLEY RICHARDSON    Poem Text            
First Line: High in the april air
Last Line: Back to her southern home.
Subject(s): Geese; South Dakota; Spring


WIND SONG, by LUCIA PEARL BOORNAZIAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Cast my heart up on your barren shores
Last Line: Dash the tingling spray over me.
Subject(s): Sea; Singing & Singers; Spring; Wind; Ocean; Songs


WINNIPESAUKEE, by EDMUND PALMER CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Now nature with a lavish hand
Last Line: And herons stalk our island's shore.
Subject(s): Birds; Islands; Nature; Spring


WINTER ROADS, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the spring thaw
Last Line: Looking for winter
Subject(s): Autumn; Roads; Seasons; Spring; Winter; Fall; Paths; Trails


WINTER'S PASSING, by IVY FISHER    Poem Text            
First Line: And then / a wild goose honked
Last Line: Twas spring.
Subject(s): Spring


WISDOM BORN OF SPRING, by FLORA WHITE    Poem Text            
First Line: The golden throated frog turning liquidity ...
Last Line: As he plunges underneath the darkly shining surface of a pool.
Subject(s): Animals; Frogs; Spring


WOODEN SPRING, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How horrible late spring is, with the full death of the frozen tight bulbs
Subject(s): Spring


WORK TO DO, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: What busy times the world sees now
Last Line: Your way—you sing!
Subject(s): April; Harvest; Labor & Laborers; Plantation Life; Spring; Work; Workers


WORK WITHOUT HOPE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All nature seems at work, slugs leave their lair
Last Line: And hope without an object cannot live.
Variant Title(s): In Springtime;a Dream Of Spring
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Spring; Work; Workers


WORMS, by DOUGLAS MALLOCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I always know when spring is here at last
Last Line: But bet on worms.
Subject(s): Spring; Worms


WRITTEN IN ILL HEALTH AT THE CLOSE OF SPRING, by SUSAN EVANCE    Poem Text            
First Line: Where are the tearful smiles of youthful spring
Last Line: Will breathe their lonely sighs across my grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hooper, Susan Evance
Subject(s): Sickness; Spring; Illness


YE NYMPHS AND SYLVAN GODS, by THOMAS D'URFEY    Poem Text            
Last Line: Of those of the milking-pail.
Subject(s): Hearts; Spring


YET COMES THE SPRING, by MARY PRUDENCE MORTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Yet comes the spring - yet flowers the blooming year
Last Line: Tugs, the slight blossom on the aging bough.
Subject(s): Spring


YOU, FAILED PRONOUN, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Direct address to the swans: you, whose feet
Last Line: On a dark ground. Eft. Splash. Gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Birds; Spring; Swans; Wilderness; Wings


YOU; QUATRAIN, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw your face, and knew it was the spring
Last Line: Waiting no longer for the sun to rise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Spring


YOUNG APRIL, by FANNIE G. MCCANN    Poem Text            
First Line: Voices in the wildwood
Last Line: Heralding the spring.
Subject(s): Spring


YOUTH, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Child with the butterfly
Last Line: On meadows of spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Children; Spring; Youth; Childhood


YOUTH RENEWED, by JAMES MONTGOMERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring-flowers, spring-birds, spring-breezes
Last Line: A richer, purer, mellower draught.
Alternate Author Name(s): The Common Lot
Subject(s): Spring; Youth