Poems Comments

Approach Of Summer

How shall I meet thee, Summer, wont to fill
My heart with gladness, when thy pleasant tide
First came, and on the Coomb's romantic side
Was heard the distant cuckoo's hollow bill!
Fresh flowers shall fringe the margin of the stream,
As with the songs of joyance and of hope
The hedge-rows shall ring loud, and on the slope
The poplars sparkle in the passing beam;
The shrubs and laurels that I loved to tend,
Thinking their May-tide fragrance would delight,
With many a peaceful charm, thee, my poor friend,
Shall put forth their green shoots, and cheer the sight!
But I shall mark their hues with sadder eyes,
And weep the more for one who in the cold earth lies!



Poem topics: , , , , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add Approach Of Summer poem to your favorites

Add Poet William Lisle Bowles to your favorites

Popular Poets

Rainer Maria Rilke (1 poems)
George Peele (6 poems)
Claude McKay (1 poems)
Mildred McNeal Sweeney (2 poems)
Edgar Bowers (5 poems)
Julian Tuwim (2 poems)
Robert Southey (73 poems)
Patrick Kavanagh (1 poems)
Emily Lawless (3 poems)
Charles Gavan Duffy (1 poems)

Popular Poems

In The End, by Sara Teasdale
If I Could Write Words, by Spike Milligan
To Mr. Thomas Southern, On His Birth-Day, by Alexander Pope
Skumring, by Viggo Stuckenberg
Sonnet, by Alice Duer Miller
Love Made In The First Age. To Chloris., by Richard Lovelace
Prologue To 'Zobeide', by Oliver Goldsmith
The Sorceress!, by Vachel Lindsay
My Wheel Is In The Dark, by Emily Dickinson
Elegies, Book One, 5, by Christopher Marlowe