Here you will find the Poem O Heart of Spring of poet John Shaw Neilson
O HEART of Spring! Spirit of light and love and joyous day, So soon to faint beneath the fiery Summer: Still smiles the Earth, eager for thee alway: Welcome art thou, soever short thy stay, Thou bold, thou blithe newcomer! Whither, O whither this thy journeying, O heart of Spring? O heart of Spring! After the stormy days of Winter?s reign, When the keen winds their last lament are sighing, The Sun shall raise thee up to life again: In thy dim death thou shalt not suffer pain: Surely thou dost not fear this quiet dying? Whither, O whither this thy journeying, O heart of Spring? O heart of Spring! Youth?s emblem, ancient and unchanging light, Uncomprehended, unconsumed, still burning: Oh that we could, as thou, rise from the night To find a world of blossoms lilac-white, And long-winged swallows unafraid returning? Whither, O whither this thy journeying, O heart of Spring?