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.)


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.