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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry French Verse The Reverdie (Old French - re-greening) is a genre of verse from the Middle Ages that welcomed the arrival of Spring. It celebrates the new green of the fields, the return of the birds singing and the traditional time of love. Emphasis was on the diminutive or small things. Often Spring would be symbolized by a young maiden, similar to the Irish Aisling in which a woman symbolizing Ireland described her plight. With Spring comes Easter and some poets used the genre to celebrate the resurrection comparing the coming of Spring with the l