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POEM: Spring Prayer

2014-03-25 at 10:34 pm BlogBlog  RSSRSS  Subscribe

The following poem was made up of 25 words culled from Robert Frost’s 1915 poem “A Prayer In Spring.”  It is one of two featured poems on this month’s CPC Pick Apart Poetry challenge. The pic is one I took in the late Spring of 2006 in Stratford-On-Avon England, on the grounds of Shakespeare’s New Place.  That is my youngest daughter Jenny Lynn who accompanied me on that trip.  She is a huge Shakespeare fan.

Jenny in Stratford 2006 photo UK06094-1.jpg


The white nights of the year end!
Oh Spring days, give us pleasure!
Make us happy!
Sanctify and fulfill needs!
Spring is reserved for harvesting love,
and nothing else. 

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3 Responses to “POEM: Spring Prayer”

  1. Here is the original poem from which these words were taken:

    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 fulfill.

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    It`s me ~Diane
    di710smiles Reply:

    Amen Beautiful Prayer you shared… Special two :love: :love: :love: :love:

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  2. Such a beautiful “Pick-Apart”! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and your friendship with us tonight. :love: :love: :love:

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