Lyrics of Lowly Life
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
- Year Published: 1913
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dunbar, P.L. (1913). The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.5
- Word Count: 119
- Genre: Poetry
- ✎ Cite This
Dunbar, P. (1913). "Spring Song". Lyrics of Lowly Life (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved May 28, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/187/lyrics-of-lowly-life/3599/spring-song/
Dunbar, Paul Laurence. ""Spring Song"." Lyrics of Lowly Life. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/187/lyrics-of-lowly-life/3599/spring-song/>. May 28, 2023.
Paul Laurence Dunbar, ""Spring Song"," Lyrics of Lowly Life, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed May 28, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/187/lyrics-of-lowly-life/3599/spring-song/.
A blue–bell springs upon the ledge,
A lark sits singing in the hedge;
Sweet perfumes scent the balmy air,
And life is brimming everywhere.
What lark and breeze and bluebird sing,
Is Spring, Spring, Spring!
No more the air is sharp and cold;
The planter wends across the wold,
And, glad, beneath the shining sky
We wander forth, my love and I.
And ever in our hearts doth ring
This song of Spring, Spring!
For life is life and love is love,
‘Twixt maid and man or dove and dove.
Life may be short, life may be long,
But love will come, and to its song
Shall this refrain for ever cling
Of Spring, Spring, Spring!