But These Things Also Poem by Edward Thomas

But These Things Also

Rating: 2.7


But these things also are Spring's -
On banks by the roadside the grass
Long-dead that is greyer now
Than all the Winter it was;

The shell of a little snail bleached
In the grass; chip of flint, and mite
Of chalk; and the small birds' dung
In splashes of purest white:

All the white things a man mistakes
For earliest violets
Who seeks through Winter's ruins
Something to pay Winter's debts,

While the North blows, and starling flocks
By chattering on and on
Keep their spirits up in the mist,
And Spring's here, Winter's not gone.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
John Corea 12 January 2015

Reads much like a Frost poem.

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John Corea 12 January 2015

Reads much like a Frost poem.

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Mary Skarpathiotaki 06 May 2018

Good poem bravo! ! ! 10++++++++++++++++++++++

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riza braholli 06 May 2018

great poetry full of music and game and thought

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Kumarmani Mahakul 06 May 2018

Beautiful poem on winter and spring has been presented by Edward Thomas hauntingle and startlingly.

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Edward Kofi Louis 06 May 2018

Something to pay Winter's debts! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 06 May 2018

Such a great write by Edward Thomas??????

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