by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

There is but one May in the year
Language: English 
Available translation(s): DUT
There is but one May in the year,
And sometimes May is wet and cold;
There is but one May in the year
before the year grows old.

Yet though it be the chilliest May
With least of sun and most of show'rs,
Its wind and dew, its night and day,
Bring up the flow'rs.

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lidy van Noordenburg) , title 1: "Mei bloemen", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Lidy van Noordenburg

This text was added to the website: 2008-10-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 55