Poem Sampler

Spring Poems

Classic and contemporary poems to celebrate the advent of spring.

Spring Poems

FLOWERS

Lilacs
Amy Lowell
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d
Walt Whitman
Daisy Time
Marjorie Pickthall
To Daffodils
Robert Herrick

SPRING IN LOVE

The Spring
Thomas Carew
After the Winter
Claude McKay
Calm was the even, and clear
John Dryden
Dear One Absent this Long While
Lisa Olstein
Spring
William Shakespeare

JOY IN SPRING

More Than Enough
Marge Piercy
The Late Wisconsin Spring
John Koethe
Ode on the Spring
Thomas Gray
[in Just-]
ee Cummings
Spring, the sweet spring
Thomas Nashe
Today
Billy Collins
Three Haiku, Two Tanka
Philip Appleman

SPIRITUAL

Lines Written in Early Spring
William Wordsworth
"Feuerzauber"
Louise Untermeyer
Swifts
Anne Stevenson
Spring
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Earthly Meditations
Robert Wrigley

MELANCHOLY

Spring
Edna St. Vincent
The Enkindled Spring
DH Lawrence
In Perpetual Spring
Amy Gerstler
A Color of the Sky
Tony Hoagland
Calmly We Walk Through this April Day
Delmore Schwartz
May
Jonathan Galassi
Penumbrae
John Updike

YOUTH IN SPRING

Spring
Elfiede Jelinek
Sonnet VII
John Milton
Easter in Pittsburgh
James Laughlin
 
Originally Published: March 23, 2011

COMMENTS (4)

On April 7, 2011 at 11:23am Meagan wrote:
Ha,ha...that 'Spring' by Edna St. Vincent Millay is like a love-note to my forever dreary self. I've read some of her work before, but I missed that poem. Thank you.

On April 7, 2011 at 11:26am darlene wrote:
Blakely I will share with my Brit classes & with my
AP Lit/Comp classes :)

On April 7, 2011 at 11:28am Yolanda wrote:
I do so enjoy reading this delightful poetry. I can't wait for people to read mine. I love the gift of pen through thought and emotion that poets so freely share. It's simply wonderful!

On April 17, 2014 at 2:49pm Katie wrote:
its is a grate poem

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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