Spring – A Poem with a Recording

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Happy Spring!

Here is a poem called "Spring" to celebrate this wonderful time of year!  It was written by British poet, Thomas Nashe (1567-1601).  You can read the poem below and listen along with the recording.

MP3 of Spring



Spring, the sweet Spring, is the year’s pleasant king;

Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,

Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing,

Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!


The palm and may make country houses gay,

Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,

And we hear aye birds tune their merry lay,

Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!


The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,

Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,

In every street these tunes our ears do greet,

Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

Spring, the sweet Spring!

Recording by Frances Brown
Photo by Monique Palomares

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