As we say goodbye to the winter season and finally welcome the warmer spring days, what better way to celebrate than by including the whimsical poem A Spring Morning by John Clare in your ceremony readings. Symbolising the plentiful new beginnings to come during your marriage, the imagery of the words encapsulates the freshness and excitement of this new adventure. This cheerful poem will add a sentimental, loving note to any ceremony and provide an overall sweet touch to the day.
A Spring Morning by John Clare
The spring comes in with all the hues and smells,
In freshness breathing over hills and dells.
O’er woods where May her gorgeous drapery flings,
And meads washed fragrant by their laughing springs.
Fresh are new opened flowers, untouched and free
From the bold rifling of the amorous bee.
The happy time of singing birds has come,
And love’s lone pilgrimage finds a new home.
Among the mossy oaks now coo’s the dove,
And the hoarse crow finds softer notes for love.
The foxes play around their dens, and dark
In joy’s excess, mid woodland shadows dark
The flowers join lips below; the leaves above;
And every sound that meets the ear is love.
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