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

  • Moe Lester (5/13/2020 7:09:00 PM)

    this poem sucks, but with class. (see what I did there)(Report)Reply

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  • baddddddd (10/24/2019 5:07:00 AM)

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  • goods (4/8/2019 4:28:00 PM)

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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (10/30/2018 11:08:00 PM)

    Who can help but love Robert Frost? An effective reminder that God gives us fragrant flowers and singing birds, all because He loves us. An aptly chosen Poem of the Day.(Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (10/30/2018 11:17:00 AM)

    Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
    Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
    And make us happy in the darting bird
    For this is love and nothing else is love, ............

    Only a great poet like Robert Frost could write such a lovely poem that delights the heart.(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (10/30/2018 10:09:00 AM)

    Excellent poem on spring season. Enjoyed thoroughly.(Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (10/30/2018 7:59:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem that brings out
    the wonders of spring, beauty of nature and the powerful love
    of God.
    Beautifully crafted and well executed write.(Report)Reply

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (10/30/2018 4:19:00 AM)

    The glory and sanctity of nature which relates to love of God; 'But which it only needs that we fulfil'. If only us humans would listen to that message.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (10/30/2018 3:52:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem that fits well this wonderful season! ........written well.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/30/2018 2:04:00 AM)

    excellent and excellent spring prayer-

    For this is love and nothing else is love,
    The which it is reserved for God above

    /// written greatly(Report)Reply

    unkoewn(5/29/2020 10:47:00 AM)

    so bad uuuuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggggh not useful at all

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  • Ramotlhaba ChrisjanRamotlhaba Chrisjan (10/30/2018 1:56:00 AM)

    Great poem. Nailed it(Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (DPN) (10/2/2018 6:45:00 AM)

    The beautification of nature by the cycle of seasons and the synchronisation of God's love with it is beautifully pictured(Report)Reply

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  • Leif Henrik (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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  • chrishandra (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

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  • Donald (2/28/2018 7:48:00 AM)

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

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

    i got the poem.

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  • Donald (2/28/2018 7:45:00 AM)

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

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

    i think the poem was great.

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  • sophie (1/29/2018 1:01:00 PM)

    poems about the season spring(Report)Reply

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

    Beautiful poem shared.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/14/2016 12:10:00 AM)

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

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan 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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003