Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Get Ready! And A Prayer in Spring by R. Frost

Tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day!  I hope you'll play along!  I'll be ready.  I'm also hosting a GIVEAWAY!

A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost
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 it will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

Come back tomorrow to enter yourself in a GIVEAWAY drawing!


Marilyn said...

Oh I did my poem today, but I know I can find something else tomorrow.

Your poem today reminds me of warm summer days with the sounds of bees all about. Barefoot days, garden days for sure.

Steph said...

Thank you for playing along, Marilyn!

Angela McRae said...

I enjoyed this poem -- and I'll be back tomorrow to check out the giveaway!