Edwin Arnold Poems
- Almond Blossom Blossom of the almond trees, April's gift to ...
- After Death In Arabia He who died at Azan sends This to ...
- Destiny Somewhere there waiteth in this world of ours For ...
- Alley I do remember well at Kilcrea The castle, and the ...
- Hagar In The Wilderness A weary waste of blank and barren ...
- The Light Of Asia: Book The Th... In which calm home of happy...
- A Song Once - and only once - you gave One rich gift, which...
Sir Edwin Arnold (10 June 1832 – 24 March 1904) was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia
Arnold was born at Gravesend, Kent, the second son of a Sussex magistrate, Robert Coles Arnold. One of his six children was the novelist Edwin Lester Arnold. He was educated at King's School, Rochester; King's College London; and University College, ... more »
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Blossom of the almond trees,
April's gift to April's bees,
Birthday ornament of Spring,
Flora's fairest daughterling;
Coming when no flowerets dare
Trust the cruel outer air;
When the royal kingcup bold
Dares not don his coat of gold;
And the sturdy black-thorn spray
Keeps his silver for the May; -
Coming when no flowerets would,
Save thy lowly sisterhood,
Early violets; blue and white,
Dying for their love of light; -
Almond blossom, sent to teach us
That the spring days soon will reach us,
Lest, with longing over-tried,
We die, as the ...