Skip navigation to main content

Featured Poem: Easter Song by George Herbert

Written by Lisa Spurgin, 18th April 2017

 

A last taste of Easter with this week's Featured Poem from George Herbert.

A very Happy Easter from all of us here at The Reader. It's back to the books for us but we couldn't resist one last taste of Easter (not including the many chocolate eggs still to be consumed...). This week's Featured Poem comes from George Herbert.

Easter Song

I got me flowers to strew Thy way,
I got me boughs off many a tree;
But Thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st Thy sweets along with Thee.

The sun arising in the East,
Though he give light and th’ East perfume,
If they should offer to contest
With Thy arising, they presume.

Can there be any day but this,
Though many suns to shine endeavour?
We count three hundred, but we miss:
There is but one, and that one ever.

George Herbert

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Literature

Featured Poem: Regret by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks

This week's Featured Poem is Regret by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, Amanda Boston.…

Read more
Literature

Featured Poem: My Own Heart by Gerard Manley Hopkins

This week's Featured Poem is My Own Heart by Gerard Manley Hopkins, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader,…

Read more
Dazzle Gradually - an anthology for National Poetry Day 2019
Literature

Get Dazzle Gradually, an anthology celebrating 25 years of National Poetry Day, 3 October 2019

It's 25 years since Forward Arts Foundation first set out to make sure we remember poetry is important - and…

Contact us

Get in touch and be part of the story
You can also speak to us on: 0151 729 2200
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.