Spring is here! Spring offers new life, warmer temperature and green plants, grass and leaves. It is easy to see how this season has provided inspiration for poets and writers over the years. Here are some of the best spring poems from famous poets.
- "The Sensitive Plant: Part First" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
This poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley contains the lines:
"And the spring arose on the garden fair.
Like the spirit of love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on earth’s dark breast.
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."
- "Spring Song" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Montgomery's spring poem begins with the lines: "Hark, I hear a robin calling! List, the wind is from the south! And the orchard-bloom is falling Sweet as kisses on the mouth."
- "Ode to Spring" by Frederick Seidel
Siedel's poem contains the line: "Here are these flowers that stand for. I stand here on the sidewalk."
- "Spring" by Eliza Cook
Cook's poem contains the line: "Thy sun-ray is bright On the butterfly’s wing. Beauty shines forth In the blossom-robed trees;"
- "The Enkindled Spring" by D.H.Lawrence
Lawrence's poem begins with the lines: "This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green, Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes."
- "Dear March - Come in" by Emily Dickinson
Dickinson's poem includes the lines:
"I got your Letter, and the Birds -
The Maples never knew that you were coming
- I declare - how Red their Faces grew"
- "The Thaw" by Henry David Thoreau
This poem by Thoreau begins with: "I saw the civil sun drying earth’s tears — Her tears of joy that only faster flowed,"
- "Spring Storm" by William Carlos Williams
This rainstorm poem contains the lines:
"But water, water
from a thousand runnels!
It collects swiftly,
dappled with black"