Archibald Lampman

(17 November 1861 - 10 February 1899 / Morpeth, Ontario)

In March - Poem by Archibald Lampman

The sun falls warm: the southern winds awake:
The air seethes upwards with a steamy shiver:
Each dip of the road is now a crystal lake,
And every rut a little dancing river.
Through great soft clouds that sunder overhead
The deep sky breaks as pearly blue as summer:
Out of a cleft beside the river's bed
Flaps the black crow, the first demure newcomer.

The last seared drifts are eating fast away
With glassy tinkle into glittering laces:
Dogs lie asleep, and little children play
With tops and marbles in the sun-bare places;
And I that stroll with many a thoughtful pause
Almost forget that winter ever was.


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  • Susan Williams (9/30/2015 3:38:00 PM)


    After the winter comes the first stirrings of spring (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010



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