“Poetry enlightens people, and gives them a new perspective to imagine and inspire themselves,” says Thomas Salzano, a renowned poet and a blogger. Reading poems and being inspired by the message it delivers is not new, but now what has changed is that the poets pay more attention to emotions and thoughts.
Earlier poems were on wars, nature and many on imagination, but now the concept of poetry is based on emotions and a hidden motivational thought that connects the reader.
Today in this article, Thomas Salzano has shared three amazing poems on spring, renewal and rebirth that will inspire you and make you one step closer to being a poetry lover. Let read the poems.
- Spring by Edna St. Vincent Millay
To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with with the redness
Of little leaves opening stickily.
I know what I know.
The sun is hot on my neck as I observe
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.
But what does that signify?
Not only underground are the brains of men
Eaten by maggots.
Life in itself
An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs.
It is no enough that yearly, down this hill,
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.
- Loveliest of Trees by A.E. Housman
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.
- The Enkindled Spring by D.H. Lawrence
This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flames-filled bushes,
Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between
Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes.
I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration
Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
Faces of people streaming across my gaze.
And I, what fountain of fire am I among
This leaping combustion of spring? My spirit is tossed
About like a shadow buffeted in the throng
Of flames, a shadow that’s gone astray, and is lost.
These were a few favourite poems of Thomas Salzano that beautifully describes the spring, renewable and rebirth. Do share your favourite poems or poems with us on spring and rebirth to inspire and encourage other aspiring poets to share their amazing piece of work with the world.