Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Prayer in Spring

A Prayer in Spring

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 fulfil.

Robert Frost (1915)


  1. Sometimes you have to believe something before it happens and that is what poets do so well and they take us into the seeing also.

  2. Beautiful poem, Angela~~ Sorry I haven't called...got home and every time I take a step forward, I find myself taking two backwards... Last night I was a little sick, so went to bed real early....We will have our day! I promise...I will call you this afternoon after Bible Study.
    Pastor D said he had a nice visit with Charlie...so glad.
    Love you with all my heart
    Wanda Mom

  3. Gorgeous poem! I really needed these gentle words today :)

  4. great poem and lovely photo

    Love you so

  5. Angela, I don't know where the time is going!! I got involved this afternoon, and prayer meeting tonight....Forgive me!! I will try to call sometime tomorrow ~~ have two appt. in the morning and Pastor D and I have a luncheon date with old friends in Turlock... Tomorrow afternoon OK?
    Love and Hugs
    Wanda Mom