“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

This week we gathered to read and share poems about spring – and enjoyed a week of beautiful weather. It is a joyous time of change and and celebration. We looked out at nature and the exuberance of welcoming the season – playing in the mud and breathing the sweet air.


SPOT Reading List

A list of the poems we read

I’ve added some links where I could to the poems, poets or books if you would like to explore.

Bringing Flowers to Salinas Valley State Prison by Ellen Bass

The Change by Tony Hoagland

The First Green of Spring by David Budbill

Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost

In Just by E. E. Cummings

A Welcome Mat by Catherine Walker (A Spot of Poetry Member)

Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth

“Sweet Spring is Your” (first line) by E. E. Cummings

Morning Sunrise by Weldon Irvine
Weldon also wrote “Young, Gifted and Black” for Nina Simone

SPOT Write Prompt

Poetry reading & writing prompt for next week

Prompt/Theme: “Poems on Poetry”

When we meet again, bring along poems inspired by the theme. There is no obligation to write, but if you feel inspired, you are welcome to bring your poem to share at the next gathering.