Isabelle Herbert's last comments on poems and poets
(10/8/2004 12:12:00 AM)
Another poem I was forced to learn at school... This time for 'diction' lessons, as my accent was socially unacceptable (I was an Essex girl at a posh school in the 60's) . But I quite like it. Very English.
This has been my favourite poem since I read it at school at age 12. Now I'm pushing 50 and I still love its lyricism and optimism. And although I don't live in England any more, it seems to evoke perfectly an English spring day.