25 April 2008

"Spring Goeth All in White"


This little poem was mentioned in a book I was reading earlier this week (Over the Gate, by Miss Read), so I looked it up. It was written by English poet Dr Robert Seymour Bridges OM (1844-1930), who was Poet Laureate from 1913 until his death.

"Spring Goeth All in White"

Spring goeth all in white,
Crowned with milk-white may:
In fleecy flocks of light
O'er heaven the white clouds stray:

White butterflies in the air;
White daisies prank the ground:
The cherry and hoary pear
Scatter their snow around.




Click on the "Poetry Friday" button at left for this week's round-up, which is hosted by Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect. (Susan, of Susan Writes, has done a round-up of previous round-ups here.)

2 comments:

Kelly Fineman said...

Simply gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Cloudscome said...

"In fleecy flocks of light"

This is my word of the day. Lovely poem! Thanks.