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Poems About New Beginnings

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  1. The First Dandelion by Walt Whitman
  2. A Spring Song by Mathilde Blind
  3. End of March by Annette Wynne

  1. The First Dandelion

    by Walt Whitman

    Simple and fresh and fair from winter's close emerging,
    As if no artifice of fashion, business, politics, had ever been,
    Forth from its sunny nook of shelter'd grass—innocent, golden, calm as the dawn,
    The spring's first dandelion shows its trustful face.

  2. A Spring Song

    by Mathilde Blind

    Dark sod pierced by flames of flowers,
    Dead wood freshly quickening,
    Bright skies dusked with sudden showers,
    Lit by rainbows on the wing.

    Cuckoo calls and young lambs' bleating
    Nimble airs which coyly bring
    Little gusts of tender greeting
    From shy nooks where violets cling.

    Half-fledged buds and birds and vernal
    Fields of grass dew-glistening;
    Evanescent life's eternal
    Resurrection, bridal Spring!

  3. End of March

    by Annette Wynne

    What does the white world know
    Of flowers eager to grow
    Under the snow?
    Do the brown limbs care
    As they swing in the crisp clear air?

    But O, little seed, you know,
    Lying patiently so—
    Head underground,
    Only wait—the call will go round,
    You'll know the sound.
    And O, the snow must go,
    For you, little seed, are waiting to grow!

    O, the joy to lift the head
    Straight above the dark brown bed,
    O, the joy to feel the tread
    Of spring with skipping bare brave feet,
    Down the warm, wet village street.

    Ah, then the brown branches care
    And try to touch her hair;
    Streaming out in the new warm air,
    And O, the sky is glad, and every brook and glen
    For then,
    The world begins all over again!

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