I So Liked Spring
I so liked Spring last year
Because you were here;–
The thrushes too –
Because it was these you so liked to hear –
I so liked you.
This year’s a different thing,–
I’ll not think of you.
But I’ll like the Spring because it is simply Spring
As the thrushes do.
Charlotte Mew (1869-1928), 1923
[Poem is in the public domain in Canada and the European Union]