To Spring by William Blake
"To Spring" is a poem by William Blake. This poem basically personifies Spring as something beautiful, gentle, and wonderful. He is basically saying that the mornings are full of dew and beauty while the evenings are full of "pearls" and the sunset is like a "golden crown upon her languished head".
This poem is made up of four stanzas with four lines in each. It does not have a rhyme scheme. It is written in iambic-pentameter. In my opinion, this poem, despite its meter structure, lacks rhythm. The meters are weak and the thoughts are too continious across each line.
To Spring O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down Thro' the clear windows of the morning, turn Thine angel eyes upon our western isle, Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring! The hills tell each other, and the listening Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turned Up to thy bright pavilions: issue forth, And let thy holy feet visit our clime. Come o'er the eastern hills, and let our winds Kiss thy perfumed garments; let us taste Thy morn and evening breath; scatter thy pearls Upon our love-sick land that mourns for thee. O deck her forth with thy fair fingers; pour Thy soft kisses on her bosom; and put Thy golden crown upon her languished head, Whose modest tresses were bound up for them.
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Romanticism, 18th Century
Personification, Spring, Nature