Nothing else reeks of love like a spring poem. Most authors choose spring to symbolize new beginnings, since it is the start of the seasonal cycle, hence why these poems are perfect for a wedding. Whether it is to be used for young love or a love rekindled, these three poems can be used on that special day to spread a message that nature intended.
by William Blake (1783)
O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down
Through 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 one another, and the listening
Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turn’d
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 perfumÃ¨d garments; let us taste
Thy morn and evening breath; scatter thy pearls
Upon our lovesick 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 languish’d head,
Whose modest tresses are bound up for thee.
The narrator in William Blake’s poem looks upon spring as a rebirth, taunting an angel to plant its seed on a land that yearns for a commitment. For any couple that is starting a new life and love that is still young, “To Spring” is a message that this is the beginning of a relationship sure to blossom as nature does each season.
A PRAYER IN SPRING
by Robert Frost (1915)
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.
In this poem by Robert Frost, the narrator wants everyone to enjoy the spectacular evolution of spring, whether by day or by night. He sees that nature is beautiful no matter the time of day and it should make us feel ecstatic. Spring emanates the emotion of love; the same way a couple getting married should make their guest feel. This poem is a surefire way to get any bride and groom feel more in love than they were before.
A LIGHT EXISTS IN SPRING
by Emily Dickinson
A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period ‘”
When March is scarcely here
A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.
It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.
Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay ‘”
A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.
In this poem, Dickinson is fascinated by the mystery of spring revealing a “light” that doesn’t exist any other time of the year. It is a fact that cannot be explained by science; because it is only an elated feeling humans can feel at this time of year. The narrator makes us feel that this “light” is sacred which can mirror love during a ceremonious time such as a wedding. The way a couple may feel on there wedding day can only come from human nature, which is why this poem would be perfect for a spring wedding.