Thursday, March 22, 2007

Spring Poems has assembled a collection of classic Spring poems to welcome the season. They are seeking submissions from contemporary poets writing about Spring.

Here are the poems they have collected:
A Spring View
~ Tu Fu (c. 750)

Though a country be sundered, hills and rivers endure;
And spring comes green again to trees and grasses
Where petals have been shed like tears
And lonely birds have sung their grief.
...After the war-fires of three months,
One message from home is worth a ton of gold.
...I stroke my white hair. It has grown too thin
To hold the hairpins any more.

~ Trans. Witter Bynner
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