Learn More

John Lyly

(1554 - November 1606 / Kent, England)

Spring's Welcome


WHAT bird so sings, yet so does wail?
O 'tis the ravish'd nightingale.
Jug, jug, jug, jug, tereu! she cries,
And still her woes at midnight rise.
Brave prick-song! Who is't now we hear?
None but the lark so shrill and clear;
Now at heaven's gate she claps her wings,
The morn not waking till she sings.
Hark, hark, with what a pretty throat
Poor robin redbreast tunes his note!
Hark how the jolly cuckoos sing
Cuckoo! to welcome in the spring!
Cuckoo! to welcome in the spring!

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: spring, song, heaven, rose

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Spring's Welcome by John Lyly )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. A Life-Lesson, James Whitcomb Riley
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. The Tiger, William Blake
  10. The Solitary Reaper, William Wordsworth

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. She has Fallen Ill, Md. Ziaul Haque
  2. Sometimes It Feels So Bad, Md. Ziaul Haque
  3. After So Many Days You Called, Md. Ziaul Haque
  4. Strange!, Md. Ziaul Haque
  5. Life very quiet, hasmukh amathalal
  6. Good People are Going Away, Md. Ziaul Haque
  7. INSPIRED, ALLEN PHETOGO
  8. JESUS CHRIST, ALLEN PHETOGO
  9. FAITH, ALLEN PHETOGO
  10. Migrant wife, Birat Anupam
[Hata Bildir]