6 Poems For Spring

Part of the OMN Spring Collection

Also in the Spring Collection Toad Patrol, Spring and St Anns Community Orchard

As part of our Spring Collection, Guy has recorded 6 poems to get you in the mood for all things spring.

You might know some of them, then again you might not.

A couple are light and positive … but the others are less so.

They are all short so give them a listen.

Sonnet 98 by William Shakespeare

Spring Morning by John Clare,

Spring by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Here In This Spring by Dylan Thomas

Cuckoo Call by Guy Jones

18 first lines from 18 poems - Dylan Thomas by Guy Jones

Sonnet 98
by William Shakespeare

"Sonnet 98 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the persona expresses his love towards a young man. It is the second of a group of three sonnets (97 to 99) to treat a separation of the speaker from his beloved."


Shakespeare’s Sonnets

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Spring Morning
by John Clare

John Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet. The son of a farm labourer, he became known for his celebrations of the English countryside and sorrows at its disruption. His work underwent major re-evaluation in the late 20th century; he is now often seen as a major 19th-century poet. His biographer Jonathan Bate called Clare "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self."


John Clare

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by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright. Millay was a renowned social figure and noted feminist in New York City during the Roaring Twenties and beyond. She wrote much of her prose and hackwork verse under the pseudonym Nancy Boyd.


Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Here In This Spring
by Dylan Thomas

Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems "Do not go gentle into that good night" and "And death shall have no dominion", as well as the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood. He also wrote stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. He became widely popular in his lifetime; and remained so after his death at the age of 39 in New York City. By then, he had acquired a reputation, which he had encouraged, as a "roistering, drunken and doomed poet"


Dylan Thomas

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Cuckoo Call
by Guy Jones

Guy is the 'writer in residence' for Hothouse Theatre, a community theatre project in Nottingham. He has written several fringe style plays and short films for Hothouse.

In The Moment by Guy Jones

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18 first lines from 18 poems by Dylan Thomas
by Guy Jones

As a celebration of Dylan Thomas coming out of copyright (he has now been dead for 70 years), Guy decided to take the first lines of Thomas first book of poems – 18 Poems – and put them together.

Not really a spring poem, but the them of young love relates to spring, so it will do.

In The Moment by Guy Jones

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