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A poem for Spring

30 March 2018

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A Poem for Spring

Some assiduous reading of old local papers (thank you Kevin) discovered this delightful spring poem by a Wickham Skeith resident. The Diss Express ran a competition in 1952 for ‘seniors’ to write a poem on the topic of Spring.

It was won by Sheila Mayes of Grange Road and was published in the Norfolk and Suffolk Journal and Diss Express on the Spring Equinox, 21st March 1952.

In the Spring comes brighter skies,   

Many a flower blooms, fresh and gay;

Elves let loose the butterflies,

And children laugh, and sing, and play.

Dainty snowdrops tell me, pray –

Is the earth so deep

Are your little sister flowers

Waking from their sleep?

Will the crocus ladies soon

Silken robes unfold?

Are the dancing daffodils

Donning gowns of gold?

Winter days have been so long

Very dark and drear,

Now the sun shines out again

Surely Spring is near.