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Poem by Rose Terry Cooke


There's a bluebird sits on the apple-tree bough,
Singing merrily and gay.
Come, little blossoms, the Spring's here now,
And the sun shines warm all day.
Fast asleep in the leaves and grass,
Don't you hear the quick rain?
And the winds that whisper as they pass,
"The dear Spring's here again."
Push your soft leaves out of the ground
Open your mist-blue eyes,
Hear the brook with its singing sound,
Look at the sunny skies.
All the drifts of the winter snow
Were frightened and fled away.
They left their place for the grass to grow,
And the merry moths to play.
Red buds shine on the maple-tree,
The trailing May-blooms fair
Under their green leaves peep at me,
For the Spring has kissed them there.
Come, little blossoms, you sleep too long!
Purple and white and blue,
Open your buds to hear my song,
The honey-bee waits for you. 

Rose Terry Cooke

Poem Themes: May, Spring

Rose Terry Cooke's other poems:
  1. Trailing Arbutus
  2. Fastrada's Ring
  3. Basile Renaud
  4. Gray
  5. Ebb and Flow

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Janet Hamilton May ("Blooming, brooding, balmy May")
  • John Payne May ("THE wild bird carolled all the April night")
  • James Percival May ("I FEEL newer life in every gale")
  • Sara Teasdale May ("THE wind is tossing the lilacs")

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