Top Ten Literary References to Spring

  1. “April is the cruelest month…” (T. S. Eliot, The Wasteland)
  2. Silent Spring (Rachel Carson)
  3. “Spring and All” (William Carlos Williams)
  4. “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” (George Orwell, 1984)
  5. “Nature’s rst green is gold…” (Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay)
  6. “What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.” (Kobayashi Issa, haiku)
  7. “From you have I been absent in the spring…” (William Shakespeare, Sonnet 98)
  8. “Spring comes on the World” (Emily Dickinson)
  9. “Yet, the lad was premature. He was gathering his harvest while it was yet spring.” (Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray)
  10. “Well, you know the ducks that swim around in it? In the springtime and all? Do you happen to know where they go in the wintertime, by any chance?” (J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye)