Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Prayer In Spring By Robert Frost

Ah! Finally the first day of Spring has arrived! 
These are the sort of flowers that I am looking forward to!

A Prayer In Sprin
by Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.
One note. I hate to have had to do it, but I have had to put word verification back on this blog. I was getting a horrendous amount of tacky anonymous comments. I hope you will still consider leaving a note!


beadbabe49 said...

Lovely spring poem, marie...thanks!

and most of us who blog regularly have to use word verification because of a few idiots...sad, but it won't keep me away from the blogs!

phonelady said...

Love it as always .

Arteefaque: (är'tə-fākt') * said...

How beautiful!!!!:-)Its Autumn here but one would not know it. 80.f. each day..the seasons not so well defined as my Northern Hemisphere friends have :-) Thank you for your kind support.

WildmanDesigns said...

Oh, those flowers are lovely. They remind me of the colorful arrays at Pike's Market Place. (One of my most favorite places in the world!!!)

Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem. Our first day of spring in Chicagoland was rainy snow and 32°! :-)

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