by Louis Untermeyer (1885 - 1977)

The linnet is tuning her flute
Language: English 
The linnet is tuning her flute,
  The bees are beginning to swarm,
And the music of blossom and root
  Is throbbing and joyful and warm.
I am part of the lyrical strife,
  I am one with the voices that sing -
While even the stones feel a hunger for life
  In the urge and the clamor of Spring!

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Confirmed with Louis Untermeyer, First Love, Boston: Sherman, French, & Company, 1911, page 1.


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