Fridays with Frost #10

A Prayer in Spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.

Robert Frost


4 responses to “Fridays with Frost #10

  1. And make us happy in the happy bees Bzzzzzzz thank you Mr Frost & Kyred 🙂

    • ~ Adds the next line to this joyous reply ~
      ~ So Kyred knows these words can make us fly ~
      ~ And like the bee and the bird in verse ~
      ~ Fridays with Frost and Kyred we nurse ~

      (ok…kinda hooky … but I am not as good as Mr. Frost.)

  2. I know I have mentioned this before … but I love Friday’s with Frost. I loved the stanza about the hummingbird …I loved that one.