Spring is not one of William Blake’s most famous poems but is probably one of his most accessible. The poem was first published in Blake’s 1789 collection Songs of Innocence. It’s a celebration of the arrival of Spring and explores the harmony of man with the natural world.
Spring pays reference to Blake’s popular themes of childhood, innocence, and nature. The poem is imbued with a simplicity of rhyme and language and in it he plays with rhythms and three-syllable lines. The poem is very childlike and songlike in nature.