A Greeting

Thrice welcome from the Land of Flowers
And golden-fruited orange bowers
To this sweet, green-turfed June of ours!
To her who, in our evil time,

by John Greenleaf Whittier Click to read full poem

Comments (6)

The loves of earth hopes of heaven Wonderful write. Thanks for sharing it here.
It took me a while to understand the poem... for it needed to be read again and again. And with every read became clearer its depth fused with a sense of lament and tribute.
i took like a sec to understand but geuss what its real truth its very nice
Took a second reading to understand that this piece commemorates Harriet Beecher Stowe. I am dense perhaps. But a beautiful tribute. I would also recommend his work 'How the Women Went from Dover' which commemorates the persecution of 3 Quaker women and those who stood up for them.
The waves that wash our gray coast lines, The winds that rock the Southern pines, Nice poem.... Thanks for sharing...
Change of place. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.