Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Flower God, God Of The Spring

Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

FLOWER god, god of the spring, beautiful, bountiful,
Cold-dyed shield in the sky, lover of versicles,
Here I wander in April
Cold, grey-headed; and still to my
Heart, Spring comes with a bound, Spring the deliverer,
Spring, song-leader in woods, chorally resonant;
Spring, flower-planter in meadows,
Child-conductor in willowy
Fields deep dotted with bloom, daisies and crocuses:
Here that child from his heart drinks of eternity:
O child, happy are children!
She still smiles on their innocence,
She, dear mother in God, fostering violets,
Fills earth full of her scents, voices and violins:
Thus one cunning in music
Wakes old chords in the memory:
Thus fair earth in the Spring leads her performances.
One more touch of the bow, smell of the virginal
Green - one more, and my bosom
Feels new life with an ecstasy.

Comments about Flower God, God Of The Spring by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/31/2016 11:48:00 PM)

    Here i wander in April. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/31/2016 11:08:00 PM)

    Mind blowing narration of the enchanting manifestations of nature evident with the advent of spring and the month of april have been presented in this beautiful poem with rich rhyme and rhythm. Thanks for sharing it here.(Report)Reply

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  • Op OpOp Op (3/31/2016 7:32:00 PM)

    Not bad, Not bad,
    pretty good not bad not bad
    liked how it related to god(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (3/31/2016 2:36:00 PM)

    The Flower God- - - I find that exceptionally drawing...Spring, the Flower God.... isn't it wonderful how a new arrangement of common nouns can create a whole new stage where words can play. I also find it encouraging that a novelist can also be a poet(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (3/31/2016 9:55:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Spring brings new life, a new rhythm to dance for.(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (3/31/2016 8:59:00 AM)

    .............a beautiful tribute to sping and April ★(Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (3/31/2016 8:11:00 AM)

    Nice little poem about spring by the creator of Treasure Island, one of my favorite stories when I was a kid.
    If you've never read his biography, read it. It's fascinating.(Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan MishraGajanan Mishra (3/31/2016 6:34:00 AM)

    new life with an ecstasy(Report)Reply

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  • Emebet MesfinEmebet Mesfin (3/31/2016 1:26:00 AM)

    the spring month is full of promises. it brings out the best in people. the flowers are so colorful and wonderful(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/31/2016 1:05:00 AM)

    Sring! With a bound. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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