A Prayer in Spring Poem by Robert Frost

A Prayer in Spring Poem by Robert Frost
Robert Frost

A Prayer in Spring Poem by Robert Frost is an inspirational poem from Book A Boy’s Will.

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.

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  3. I love old poets who can craft the last line as an anchor… and take my focus…make me keep staring… Thanks for sharing this.

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  4. A very nice poem. I usually don’t read the poets much from years ago although I familiar with some of them.

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  5. Lovely prayer.I’m going to have to remember it. It really speaks to me at the moment, because I’m being just a bit impatient for the future to happen. I’d forgotten that Robert Frost was one of my favorite poets when I was in school. However, I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and liking it. I really appreciate it.

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  7. I’ve been doing seasonal poetry with my daughter for her homeschooling recently with he change into Spring….I am going to use this one with her this week. Thanks!!!

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  8. Thank you for following my blog. I’m enjoying yours. It has brought back to memory some poems I had forgotten over the years.

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