William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Spring - Poem by William Shakespeare

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When daisies pied, and violets blue,
And lady-smocks all silver-white,
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men, for thus sings he:
'Cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo!' O word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear.
When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,
And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks,
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,
And maidens bleach their summer smocks,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men, for thus sings he:
'Cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo!' O word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear.


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  • Rookie - 59 Points Brian Jani (4/26/2014 4:27:00 PM)

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  • Gold Star - 13,947 Points * Sunprincess * (10/18/2012 11:35:00 PM)

    haha..cuckoo for cocoa puffs.. :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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