Monday Morning Poetry – The Lawyer’s Invocation to Spring

Whereas Florida essentially has three seasons–hot, hotter, and hottest–here in Iowa we actually experience all four seasons. For this reason, I can relate to the poem below by Henry Howard Brownwell. Enjoy!

Whereas, on certain boughs and sprays
Now divers birds are heard to sing,
And sundry flowers their heads upraise,
Hail to the coming on of Spring!

The songs of those said birds arouse
The memory of our youthful hours,
As green as those said sprays and boughs,
As fresh and sweet as those said flowers.

The birds aforesaid—happy pairs—
Love, ‘mid the aforesaid boughs, inshrines
In freehold nests; themselves their heirs,
Administrators, and assigns.

O busiest term of Cupid’s Court,
Where tender plaintiffs actions bring,—
Season of frolic and of sport,
Hail, as aforesaid, coming Spring!


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