Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at
the close of a winter day. Elizabeth Bower
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if
we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not
be so welcome. Anne Broadstreet
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! Wallace Stevens
The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun's kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze. Julian Grenfell
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. William Shakespeare
The spring's already at the gate
With looks my care beguiling;
The country round appeareth straight
A flower-garden smiling. Heinrich Heine
Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. Chinese Proverb
Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant. Native American Proverb (Kiowa)
Nothing is so beautiful as Spring-
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing. Gerald Manley Hopkins Spring.
If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn. Irish Proverb
Come, gentle Spring! ethereal mildness, come. James Thomson Spring in The Seasons.
Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there! L. H. Bailey
Daughter of heaven and earth, coy Spring,
With sudden passion languishing,
Teaching barren moors to smile,
Painting pictures mile on mile,
Holds a cup of cowslip wreaths
Whence a smokeless incense breathes. Ralph Waldo Emerson May Day.
First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus -
Crocus. Lilja Rogers
If there comes a little thaw,
Still the air is chill and raw,
Here and there a patch of snow,
Dirtier than the ground below,
Dribbles down a marshy flood;
Ankle-deep you stick in mud
In the meadows while you sing,
"This is Spring." Christopher Pearce Cranch A Spring Growl.
O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day! William Shakespeare The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act 1 scene
That God once loved a garden
We learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring
I well can credit it. Winifred Mary Letts
Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves;
now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes
its gay attire. Virgil
Starred forget-me-nots smile sweetly,
Ring, bluebells, ring!
Winning eye and heart completely,
Sing, robin, sing!
All among the reeds and rushes,
Where the brook its music hushes,
Bright the caloposon blushes,__
Laugh, O murmuring Spring! Sarah Foster Davis Summer Song.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland
Gentle Spring!--in sunshine clad,
Well dost thou thy power display!
For Winter maketh the light heart said,
And thou,--makest the sad heart gay. Charles d'Orleans (Comte d'Angouleme)
And the spring comes slowly up this way. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Christabel.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of
birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with
the tender grape, give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair
one, and come away. Bible, Song of Solomon
He wakes into music the green forest-bowers. Willis Gaylord Clark Song of May.
Now Nature hangs her mantle green
On every blooming tree,
And spreads her sheets o' daisies white
Out o'er the grassy lea. Robert Burns Lament of Mary Queen of Scots.
Spring hangs her infant blossoms on the trees,
Rock'd in the cradle of the western breeze. William Cowper Tirocinium.
They know who keep a broken tryst,
Till something from the Spring be missed
We have not truly known the Spring. Robert Underwood Johnson The Wistful Days.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state
of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. George Santayana
Spring is not the best of seasons.
Cold and flu are two good reasons;
wind and rain and other sorrow,
warm today and cold tomorrow. Author Unknown
Spring in verses,
Verses in spring. Violet Gartenlicht
Spring is strong and virtuous,
Broad-sowing, cheerful, plenteous,
Quickening underneath the mould
Grains beyond the price of gold.
So deep and large her bounties are,
That one broad, long midsummer day
Shall to the planet overpay
The ravage of a year of war. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first day of spring was once the time for taking the young
virgins into the fields, there in dalliance to set an example
in fertility for nature to follow. Now we just set the clocks
an hour ahead and change the oil in the crankcase. E. B. White One Man's Meat.
The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day. Robert Frost
And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest. Percy Bysshe Shelley The Sensitive Plant.
The flowers anew returning seasons bring,
But beauty faded has no second spring. Ambrose Philips Pastoral.