Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | March 30, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Spring Greeting

by Sidney Lanier (1842 – 1881).

 

Spring Greeting

 

All faintly through my soul to-day,

As from a bell that far away

Is tinkled by some frolic fay,

  Floateth a lovely chiming.

Thou magic bell, to many a fell                                             5

And many a winter-saddened dell

Thy tongue a tale of Spring doth tell,

  Too passionate-sweet for rhyming.

 

Chime out, thou little song of Spring,

Float in the blue skies ravishing.                                        10

Thy song-of-life a joy doth bring

  That’s sweet, albeit fleeting.

Float on the Spring-winds e’en to my home:

And when thou to a rose shalt come

That hath begun to show her bloom,                               15

  Say, I send her greeting!

 

Notes:

http://www.famousamericans.net/sidneylanier/

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-533&sug=y

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