Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

A Prayer In Spring - Poem by Robert Frost

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.

Comments about A Prayer In Spring by Robert Frost

  • (4/4/2018 1:14:00 PM)

    Thanks to whoever wrote this poem, now I don’t have to do my homework. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/22/2018 2:28:00 PM)

    Who ever wrote this poem they did a good job and i think it represent the wonderful joy of spring and it will be nice because spring is coming up and it is great for easter. (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2018 7:48:00 AM)

    I guess it was the reader's voice that threw me off (Report) Reply

    (3/22/2018 2:35:00 PM)

    i got the poem.

  • (2/28/2018 7:45:00 AM)

    terrible poem whoever wrote this should get a rope (Report) Reply

    (3/22/2018 2:29:00 PM)

    i think the poem was great.

  • (1/29/2018 1:01:00 PM)

    poems about the season spring (Report) Reply

  • Sonali Parida (11/12/2017 9:25:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem shared. (Report) Reply

  • Rogelio Guillermo (10/28/2017 4:33:00 PM)

    to realized 'love and nothing else is love' in everything brings us to God who has the power to sanctify us. (Report) Reply

  • (3/14/2016 12:10:00 AM)

    Mind blowing imagery and diction that can sooth any tormented mind. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (3/13/2016 3:36:00 PM)

    oh, he can melt a reader so quickly... in just a few words he had me relaxing into his verses like lying down in a hammock swinging to and fro in the sights and scents of spring...he is right, this is where we can rest in God's hands (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (3/13/2016 3:52:00 AM)

    Excellent prayer. Nicely written.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Margaret O Driscoll (3/13/2016 3:47:00 AM)

    Wonderful work, 'and give us not to think so far away' (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/13/2016 3:16:00 AM)

    A bloddom in mid air! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2016 1:35:00 AM)

    A great imagination and poem likes. (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (3/13/2016 12:33:00 AM)

    reminds me of Rudiyard Kipling' s words 'Teach us delight in simple things' that surely is the mark of love and peace (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 2:56:00 AM)

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    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out Already Reported Reply

  • (4/23/2014 11:03:00 AM)

    I love this, I love Robert Frost (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (1/5/2014 2:42:00 AM)

    Ah! ! ! My dream Poet !
    For this is love and nothing else is
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  • (1/1/2014 5:52:00 PM)

    He's saying god is the one who made reproduction thereby sanctifying it, but we have to be the ones to enact it. (Report) Reply

  • (1/1/2014 5:48:00 PM)

    it's about sex, everybody (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2013 1:45:00 AM)

    to Mary Cross. Dont get too involved, just accept that Gods Love is proved by his Creation, specially in Spring.In the every day we lose awareness of God and suddenly we are moved to feel it by the marvel of rebirth in the spring tide. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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