Poetry Friday: Robert Frost

The days are getting longer, the yellow faces of the daffodils about to poke through, and yet a dusting of snow once again this week.  I am ready for spring.  I loved the line:

“And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.”

A Prayer in Spring

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.

Read the rest of the poem HERE.

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3 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Robert Frost

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  2. I love this line:

    keep us here
    All simply in the springing of the year.

    Spring is fleeting in the deep South. If we don’t savor the moment, it’s gone in a twinkling.

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