06 November 2013

Spring is Coming - An 1837 Poem

By James Nack.
Spring is coming, spring is coming,
Birds are chirping, insects humming;
Flowers are peeping from their sleeping,
Streams escaped from winter's keeping,
In delighted freedom rushing,
Dance along in music gushing;
Scenes of late in deadness saddened,
Smile in animation gladdened;
All is beauty, all is mirth,
All is glory upon earth!
Shout we, then, with nature's voice,
Welcome spring! rejoice! rejoice!
Spring is coming; come, my brother,
Let us rove with one another,
To our well remembered wild-wood,
Flourishing in nature's childhood;
Where a thousand flowers are springing,
And a thousand birds are singing;
Where the golden sunbeams quiver
On the verdure girdled river;
Let our youth of feeling out
To the youth of nature shout,
While the waves repeat our voice,
Welcome spring! rejoice! rejoice!
May 13, 1837. Columbia Democrat 1(3): 1.