A Prayer in Spring

By Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
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,
To which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends he will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

So happy to be swinging into Spring!

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13 thoughts on “A Prayer in Spring

  1. Beautiful reminder of spring! I’ve never read this one either! It’s such a blessing as I am eager for warmer days!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem and the spring photos with us! I love Robert Frost but have never read this poem before. Great reminder to be thankful for the small things in life, the pennies from Heaven.

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