Spring Poems

A Collection of Classic and New Poems for the Season

Spring Pastel Cherry Tree
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Our anthology of poems celebrating spring begins with a selection of classics:

  • Tu Fu,
    “A Spring View” (c. 750), translated by Witter Bynner
  • Li Po,
    “Waking from Drunkenness on a Spring Day” (c. 750), translated by Arthur Waley
  • William Shakespeare,
    “Spring,” song from Love’s Labors Lost (1598)
  • Thomas Nashe,
    “Spring, the Sweet Spring,” from Summer’s Last Will and Testament (1600)
  • William Shakespeare,
    Sonnet 98 - “From you have I been absent in the spring” (1609)
  • John Webster,
    “Vanitas Vanitatum,” from The Devil’s Law Case (1623)
  • Thomas Carew,
    “The Spring” (1640)
  • Robert Herrick,
    Corinna’s Going a-Maying” (1648)
  • Matsuo Basho,
    “Spring Rain,” “Spring Air” and Four Haiku (c. 1680)
  • William Blake,
    “To Spring” (1783)
  • Robert Burns,
    “Composed in Spring” (1786)
  • William Wordsworth,
    “Lines Written in Early Spring” (1798)
  • Kobayashi Issa,
    “Three Spring Haiku” (1804, 1818)
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
    “Work Without Hope” (1825)
  • Christina Rossetti,
    “Spring Quiet” (1847)
  • Walt Whitman,
    “These I, Singing in Spring” (1860)
  • Emily Dickinson,
    “A Light exists in Spring” (#812)
  • Emily Dickinson,
    “A little madness in the Spring” (#1333)
  • A.E. Housman,
    “Loveliest of trees, the cherry now” (1896)
  • Robert Frost,
    “A Prayer in Spring” (1915)
  • Robert Frost,
    “Two Tramps in Mud Time” (1934)
  • D.H. Lawrence,
    “The Enkindled Spring” (1916)
  • Amy Lowell,
    “Spring Day” (1916)
  • Robert Louis Stevenson,
    “Spring Carol” (1918)
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins,
    “Spring” (1918)
  • John Clare,
    “Young Lambs” (1920)
  • Carl Sandburg,
    “Three Spring Notations on Bipeds” (1920)
  • e.e. cummings,
    “in Just-” (1920)
  • William Carlos Williams,
    “March” (1921)
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay,
    “Spring” (1921)
  • A.E. Housman,
    “Spring Morning” (1922)

To which we’ve added a selection of the new poems on spring themes we’ve received from contemporary poets around the world:

Enjoy these poems of the season!

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