Featured Poem: Easter Song by George Herbert

 

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

 

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