A Celebration of Women Writers

"Spring." by Norah M. Holland (1876-1925)
From: Spun-Yarn And Spindrift. by Norah M. Holland. London & Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons; New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1918, p. 68.

Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom

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Lo, the spring has come again!
       Down the lane
Silent, first, the snowdrop came;
Green each bursting leaf-bud swells
       In the dells
Where the crocus breaks in flame.

Spring, with all the daffodils
       On her hills,
Comes and wakes the world to mirth:
List with what reverberant glee
       Streams set free
Tell their triumph to the earth.

Hark!  Once more the cuckoo's call,
       Musical, magical,
Over all the land doth ring;
Little waves upon the beach,
       Each to each
Laughing, whisper, "'Tis the Spring."

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Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom