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Song on May Morning

Now the bright morning Star, Dayes harbinger,
  Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her
  The Flowry May, who from her green lap throws
The yellow Cowslip, and the pale Primrose.
  Hail bounteous May that dost inspire 
  Mirth and youth, and warm desire,
  Woods and Groves, are of thy dressing,
  Hill and Dale, doth boast thy blessing.
Thus we salute thee with our early Song,
And welcom thee, and wish thee long.  

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

Author


John Milton

John Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608, into a middle-class family.

Date Published: 1645-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/song-may-morning