Monday, May 24, 2010

Spring Breaks in Foam / Charles G.D. Roberts

Spring Breaks in Foam

Spring breaks in foam
     Along the blackthorn bough.
Whitethroat and goldenwing
     And mating now.
With green buds in the copse
     And gold bloom in the sun
Earth is one ecstasy
     Of life begun.
And on my heart
     Spring breaks in glad surprise
As the long frosts of the long years melt
     At your dear eyes.

Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943)
from The Vagrant of Time, 1927

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada and the European Union]

Charles G.D. Roberts (by George J. Dance)

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