If frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun

snowdrop-1025050_1280If you love snowdrops as much as I do then you’ll enjoy these poems.

Christina Rossetti

I wonder if the sap is stirring yet,
If wintry birds are dreaming of a mate,
If frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun
And crocus fires are kindling one by one:
Sing robin, sing:
I still am sore in doubt concerning Spring.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The bed of flowers
Loosens amain,
The beauteous snowdrops
Droop o’er the plain.
The crocus opens
Its glowing bud,
Like emeralds others,
Others, like blood.
With saucy gesture
Primroses flare,
And roguish violets,
Hidden with care;
And whatsoever
There stirs and strives,
The Spring’s contented,
If works and thrives.

easter-2072302_1280Victorian Language of Flowers

A lovelier blossom
lights the gloom,
That timid fears impart.
The heaven-fed flower of Purity;
Oh! nurse the snowdrop still!
And in it’s breath, a charm shall be,
To guard thee from all ill

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

So Spring comes merry towards me here, but earns
No answering smile from me, whose life is twin’d
With the dead boughs that winter still must bind,
And whom today the Spring no more concerns.
Behold, this crocus is a withering flame;
This snowdrop, snow; this apple-blossom’s part
To breed the fruit that breeds the serpent’s art.
Nay, for these Spring-flowers, turn thy face from them,
Nor stay till on the year’s last lily-stem
The white cup shrivels round the golden heart.

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Hope you have a great day!

Catch me on Twitter most days at @spurwing_ or on my website blog.

 

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