Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SPRING, by EDNA PEARLE OSBORNE WHITCOMB

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SPRING, by            
First Line: When crested cardinals were caroling
Last Line: I looked again—a rainbow spanned the skies.

When crested cardinals were caroling,
I saw her sailing over pine trees blue
And chimney tops in an amethyst canoe
Upon a rosy cloud. How she did fling
Her dimpled arms! I heard her laughter ring
Enchantingly, and from the trees it drew
The baby leaves from sombre hoods. I knew
She was the winsome goddess of the spring.
I followed her with hasty, stumbling feet
By silent prairies wide, by high plateaus,
By stacks of straw and fields of greening wheat,
By meadows checkered with the winter snows,
Until her glittering brilliance closed my eyes;
I looked again—a rainbow spanned the skies.

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