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Famous Springtide Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Springtide poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous springtide poems. These examples illustrate what a famous springtide poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Service, Robert William
... ah! but the truth:
Would we not give this vain glory of ours
For one mad, glad year of glorious youth,
Life in the Springtide, and Love in the flowers....Read More

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
These lordlier growths that sicken 
And die for fear of death 
Should feel the sense requicken 
That hears what springtide saith 
And thrills for love, spring-stricken 
And pierced with April's breath. 

The keen white-winged north-easter 
That stings and spurs thy sea 
Doth yet but feed and feast her 
With glowing sense of glee: 
Calm chained her, storm released her, 
And storm's glad voice was he: 
South-wester or north-easter, 
Thy winds rejoice the sea. 

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by Bridges, Robert Seymour
...ty of radiant gaze,
that fadeth only as it outpasseth mortal sight:
and this direct contact is 't with eternities,
this springtide miracle of the soul's nativity
that oft hath set philosophers adrift in dream;
which thing Christ taught, when he set up a little child
to teach his first Apostles and to accuse their pride,
saying, 'Unless ye shall receive it as a child,
ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.'
So thru'out all his young mental apprenticehood
the child of ...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...My very blood that leaps along
Is chiming in a joyous song,
Because I'm young and free and strong.

Maybe it is the springtide. I am so happy I am afraid. 
The sense of living fills me with exultation. I want to sing, 
to dance; I am dithyrambic with delight.

I think the moon must be to blame:
It fills the room with fairy flame;
It paints the wall, it seems to pour
A dappled flood upon the floor.
I rise and through the window stare . . .
Y...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
 Come into the forest groves, 
 Where the notes that Echo loves 
 Are from horns evoked. 
 Come! where Springtide, Madelaine, 
 Brings a sultry breath from Spain, 
 Giving buds their hue; 
 And, last night, to glad your eye, 
 Laid the floral marquetry, 
 Red and gold and blue. 
 Would I were, O Madelaine, 
 As the lamb whose wool you train 
 Through your tender hands. 
 Would I were the bird that whirls 
 Round, and comes to peck your curls, 
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by Hardy, Thomas
 The measured tread and sway 
Of "Fancy-Lad" and "Maiden Coy," 
 Reached Jenny as she lay 
Beside her spouse; till springtide blood 
Seemed scouring through her like a flood 
 That whisked the years away. 

She rose, and rayed, and decked her head 
 To hide her ringlets thin; 
Upon her cap two bows of red 
 She fixed with hasty pin; 
Unheard descending to the street, 
She trod the flags with tune-led feet, 
 And stood before the Inn. 

Save for the dancers', not ...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...Because I have no garden and
 No pence to buy,
Before the flower shop I stand
 And sigh.
The beauty of the Springtide spills
 In glowing posies
Of voilets and daffodils
 And roses.

And as I see that joy of bloom,
 Sad sighing,
I think of Mother in her room,
 Lone lying.
She babbles of the garden fair
 Her childhood knew,
And how she gathered roses there
 In joyous dew.

I shiver in the street so grey,
 Yet still I stop;
In gutter grime it seems so ga...Read More

by Bridges, Robert Seymour
...rld's disdain,
Doth Love still with his war your peace annoy,
Or hath Death freed you from his ancient pain?
Have ye no springtide, and no burst of May
In flowers and leafy trees, when solemn night
Pants with love-music, and the holy day
Breaks on the ear with songs of heavenly light? 
What make ye and what strive for? keep ye thought
Of us, or in new excellence divine
Is old forgot? or do ye count for nought
What the Greek did and what the Florentine?
We keep your memories w...Read More

by Service, Robert William
You're married and settled, they say.
Such happiness one wouldn't barter;
Yet, oh, do you never regret
The Springtide, the roses, Montmartre,
Youth, poverty, love and -- Babette?

That blond-haired chap across the way
With sunny smile and voice so mellow,
He sings in some cheap cabaret,
Yet what a gay and charming fellow!
His breath with garlic may be strong,
What matters it? his laugh is jolly;
His day he gives to sleep and song:
His night's made up of song and ...Read More

by Joyce, James
...Who goes amid the green wood 
With springtide all adorning her? 
Who goes amid the merry green wood 
To make it merrier? 

Who passes in the sunlight 
By ways that know the light footfall? 
Who passes in the sweet sunlight 
With mien so virginal? 

The ways of all the woodland 
Gleam with a soft and golden fire -- - 
For whom does all the sunny woodland 
Carry so brave attire? 

O, it is for ...Read More

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