Robert Browning (1812-1889)|
from Pippa Passes
The year's at the spring
The above poem appears in the middle of Part I of the play Pippa Passes. The stage direction preceding it is "[From without is heard the voice of PIPPA singing". The direction immediately following is "[PIPPA passes." Because of this the poem is found in some anthologies under Pippa Passes or Pippa's Song. Michael Macrone points out the irony of the young girl Pippa's choice of lyrics in his book Brush Up Your Poetry!.
The entire play can be found in:
The above excerpt can be found, for example, in: