William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Hark! Hark! The Lark


Hark! hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings,
And Phoebus 'gins arise,
His steeds to water at those springs
........................
........................
read full text »


Do you like this poem?
94 person liked.
22 person did not like.

Form:


Comments about this poem (Hark! Hark! The Lark by William Shakespeare )

  • Gold Star - 37,362 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/1/2014 9:25:00 PM)

    Awesome, abrupt. beginning..Hark Hark silky and soft ending- My lady sweet, arise: Arise, arise! lovely thank you PH (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,558 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (9/1/2014 2:13:00 PM)

    always a favorite poem about Spring... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 58 Points Brian Jani (4/26/2014 4:51:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,411 Points * Sunprincess * (10/6/2012 10:17:00 PM)

    A beautiful morning scene..it is going to be a great day definitely.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carlos Echeverria (2/8/2012 10:25:00 AM)

    Duke Ellington admired Shakespeare, saying about: he must've spent a lot of time on the street corner. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie isha Gautam (2/8/2012 8:30:00 AM)

    speachless......just speachless.....hats off to shakespeare (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sagar Shelar (2/8/2012 5:58:00 AM)

    No words to say about Shakespeare. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 217 Points Manonton Dalan (2/8/2012 4:24:00 AM)

    genius tend to over analyzed things
    but for a simple man with simple mind
    this could be just early morning when
    sun is barely rising; horses drinks on
    spring; wake-up my lady-rise and shine. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (2/8/2010 6:59:00 AM)

    This seems awkward for Shakespeare: 'His steeds to water at those springs/On chaliced flowers that lies...'

    I google the following which sets the lyric in the play:

    In Shakespeare's Cymbeline, Cloten uses lewd language to talk about Cymbeline. In an attempt to use musicians to court her, he calls on them to play 'a wonderful sweet air'. The hark, hark! ... line is chosen to represent sweetness and refinement, as a counterpoint to the previous crudities. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Joseph Poewhit (2/8/2010 6:07:00 AM)

    Seems like a flowery love poem of the era. BUT, he was the playwright and still is today. A psychoanalysis before the word was in vogue (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terence George Craddock (2/8/2010 2:38:00 AM)

    An interesting analogy, Phoebus the god Apollo and a personification of the sun, arises and waters his spirited horses using chaliced flowers like a communion cup. With the light Phoebus bestows, beauty dawns anew in preparation for the harkened awakening of his love. A beautiful romantic theme.
    I am not sure the phrase 'the king of romantic poetry' adequately fits or that this was Shakespeare's goal. Shakespeare in his plays and poetry has accurately depicted, every human emotional personality type, with unique insight. His intuitive observations and perceptive genius, invented forensic detail and analysis of character types, before the modern scientific era attained the process. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 508 Points Ramesh T A (2/8/2010 1:03:00 AM)

    What a beautiful situation! The depiction of hilarious situation, the opening eye of flower bud, etc. for waking up to enjoy life the lover begins before his lady love wakes up! Shakespeare, the king of romantic poetry is forever a joy to read! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 302 Points Indira Renganathan (2/8/2010 12:48:00 AM)

    This is a thorough wonderment of the poet at sun rise in complete beautified words... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hugh Dungey (2/5/2008 6:41:00 AM)

    Although most copies of Shakespeare show the poem as written, the correct version is 'evrything that pretty bin', not 'is'. Otherwise it doesn't rhyme. My Shakespeare (Collins 1958) shows 'bin'. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Egal Bohen (11/9/2007 4:32:00 PM)

    Chaliced flowers, Golden eyes
    Language to the heavens fly
    Thank you Will.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie quercus : I've never got paid for my hits... (2/8/2007 10:43:00 PM)

    What a wonderful little write...It can be used as a romantic dedication on a Valentine card...That would be a real treasure to get... (Report) Reply



Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. First Fig, Edna St. Vincent Millay
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]