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.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.

by Robert Frost

Comments (8)

Nice! Evokes that quality of Japan and Japanese culture that some of us are really drawn to.
smooth poem but with depth. Thank you
It makes a mockery of poetry. It's drivel from the lips of vanity.
I like this......Thank you: -)
The depth is surprisingly huges if you start really to think........... about the - after all - not at all simple words you wrote. elliedaphnevanstralen dot com
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