Poetry Postcards for Spring

By Cierra Bland, Social Media Manager
March 31, 2022

Each year, National Poetry Month coincides with the start of spring. This year The New York Public Library is celebrating with poems that capture the spirit of this season of growth and flourishing florals. 

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The poem “A Light Exists In Spring” by Emily Dickinson overlaid on an illustration of a sunflower

Sunflower. George Arents Collection. Image from NYPL Digital Collections, ID: 1589941

The poem “How Near to Fairyland” by Yone Noguchi overlaid on an illustration of a cosmea

Cosmea. George Arents Collection. Image from NYPL Digital Collections, ID: 1589971

The poem “An Earth Song” by Langston Hughes overlaid on an illustration of a lily

Lily. George Arents Collection. Image from NYPL Digital Collections, ID: 1589921

The poem “With A Bunch Of Spring Flowers” by Kate Seymour Maclean overlaid on an illustration of a verbascum

Verbascum. George Arents Collection. Image from NYPL Digital Collections, ID: 1590033