Inside: March poems to welcome in a new spring season.
Spring is all about something new and bringing in a new month, and March is the time to start rolling it in.
Here in Texas, the weather is unpredictable and indecisive every day and every season of the year. But it only gets so much crazier in the Spring when the mornings are super cold and the afternoons are a beautiful and easy going spring temperature. With a slight breeze. Some days.
Each year is a toss up if we’re going to have more snow in the early spring months like March, or if we’re going to start getting ready to break out the summer wardrobe. Your guess is as good as mine, but by March I’m ready for some sunshine!
Whichever way it swings this year, I’m sure you’re ready for some March poems to make your days a little brighter, just in case we ended up with six more weeks of winter. Or if it’s already sunshiney outside, let’s get this ball rolling and really enjoy this spring weather! It’s beautiful, so let’s really channel the energy inside and out.
Spring is a time to refresh and renew. So every time a new month rolls around, we’re introducing a new clean slate. New budget, new calendar page, new everything. Set your goals and be ready to reach them! But March isn’t just any new month, it’s bringing in everyone’s favorite season: spring! And while spring can be a confusing time for the weather, you know it’s time to refresh.
Maybe we had high hopes for the start of the year in January and February, and whether we met them or not, you can start over now. You don’t need a whole new year to refresh, sometimes a new season will do.
It’s easy to get caught up in cycles and systems and forget that we’re humans that need to take a break. And spring is also the season for breaks, so let yourself remember that as March brings us spring, it’s time to give yourself a little bit of a break. We ran through the holidays, and hustled at the start of a new year, but we can relax and breathe a little this season.
Let these March poems serve you as perfect reminders to stay relaxed and refreshed as the new year rolls on, and to appreciate the life we have in front of us.
Here are 7 March poems to welcome the new month of spring.
March Poems For Spring
Spring is the best season of the year for the weather, the vibes, and the excitement about the coming summer. Who doesn’t love spring? March is only the beginning of the next few months, so now’s the time to get a little more excited for everything.
1. To March
Dear March, come in!
How glad I am!
I looked for you before.
Put down your hat —
You must have walked —
How out of breath you are!
Dear March, how are you?
And the rest?
Did you leave Nature well?
Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell!
I got your letter, and the birds’;
The maples never knew
That you were coming, — I declare,
How red their faces grew!
But, March, forgive me —
And all those hills
You left for me to hue;
There was no purple suitable,
You took it all with you.
Who knocks? That April!
Lock the door!
I will not be pursued!
He stayed away a year, to call
When I am occupied.
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come,
That blame is just as dear as praise
And praise as mere as blame.
by Emily Dickinson
Old March is here with us again, And all are shivering; even the men Complain of the wind so sharp and chill; As it comes to greet us from yonder hill. But the sun shines bright and the sky is clear And as March must visit us once a year We gladly welcome it, for we know That it helps to lessen the drifts of snow. There are patches now of bare ground to be seen, And now and then bunches of grass that are green, And we earnestly listen each sunny morn For the noisy crow which Ave hear at dawn. Yes, winter is passing with smiles so arch, And now we have windy and chilly March. But despite the winds that are loud and drear, The beauties of Spring now begin to appear; And soon we’ll enjoy the season gay, With its beautiful flowery month of May; So blow old March, while your powers last, Soon April and May will your glory blast.
by Julia Ellen Jenkins
3. Written In March
The cock is crowing,
The stream is flowing,
The small birds twitter,
The lake doth glitter
The green field sleeps in the sun;
The oldest and youngest
Are at work with the strongest;
The cattle are grazing,
Their heads never raising;
There are forty feeding like one!
Like an army defeated
The snow hath retreated,
And now doth fare ill
On the top of the bare hill;
The plowboy is whooping- anon-anon:
There’s joy in the mountains;
There’s life in the fountains;
Small clouds are sailing,
Blue sky prevailing;
The rain is over and gone!
by William Wordsworth
Poetry About March
March is the time for refreshing and renewal. It’s like a new year, bringing opportunities to set new habits and cycles.
Embrace the season with these poems about March!
The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies,
I hear the rushing of the blast,
That through the snowy valley flies.
Ah, passing few are they who speak,
Wild stormy month! in praise of thee;
Yet, though thy winds are loud and bleak,
Thou art a welcome month to me.
For thou, to northern lands, again
The glad and glorious sun dost bring,
And thou hast joined the gentle train
And wear’st the gentle name of Spring.
And, in thy reign of blast and storm,
Smiles many a long, bright, sunny day,
When the changed winds are soft and warm,
And heaven puts on the blue of May.
Then sing aloud the gushing rills
And the full springs, from frost set free,
That, brightly leaping down the hills,
Are just set out to meet the sea.
The year’s departing beauty hides
Of wintry storms the sullen threat;
But in thy sternest frown abides
A look of kindly promise yet.
Thou bring’st the hope of those calm skies,
And that soft time of sunny showers,
When the wide bloom, on earth that lies,
Seems of a brighter world than ours.
by William Cullen Bryant
5. Never Mind, March
Never mind, March, we know
When you blow
You’re not really mad
Or angry or bad;
You’re only blowing the winter away
To get the world ready for April and May.
by Mama Lisa
We like March, his shoes are purple,
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry;
Knows the adder’s tongue his coming,
And begets her spot.
Stands the sun so close and mighty
That our minds are hot.
News is he of all the others;
Bold it were to die
With the blue-birds buccaneering
On his British sky.
by Emily Dickinson
7. March: An Ode
Ere frost-flower and snow-blossom faded and fell, and the splendour of winter had passed out of
The ways of the woodlands were fairer and stranger than dreams that fulfil us in sleep with delight;
The breath of the mouths of the winds had hardened on tree-tops and branches that glittered and
Such wonders and glories of blossomlike snow or of frost that outlightens all flowers till it fade
That the sea was not lovelier than here was the land, nor the night than the day, nor the day than
Nor the winter sublimer with storm than the spring: such mirth had the madness and might in thee
March, master of winds, bright minstrel and marshal of storms that enkindle the season they smite.
by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The thought of March being just around the corner sounds refreshing, honestly. It’s a beautiful time of the year– we’re all ready to get out of our homes and stop hiding from the cold, and we’re ready to travel and see some new places. Or maybe not brand new, but some of our usual favorite spring travel spots.
Whatever you’re up to this March, I hope these poems made you excited for the month ahead. It’s the beginning of a lovely spring and summer season combination, so while there may still be a couple of months of school left and it may not be as warm and sunshiney as we want it to be, it’s getting there. It’s coming. So embrace your now season.
March poems are subtle and sweet reminders that the life that we live is so beautiful and fun, and it makes me want to spend time outside and time with my friends.
Whether it’s rain or shine, whether we’re playing in the snow or catching rays this March, these poems are really going to make this month shine.
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