Sunday, April 01, 2007

April

Now that the winter's gone, the earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes, and now no more the frost
Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;
But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth
To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree
The drowsy cuckoo and the humble-bee.
Now do a choir of chirping minstrels bring
In triumph to the world the youthful spring.


- Thomas Carew, The Spring, 1630

6 comments:

  1. Is that Forsythia that I see?
    Bright yellow blooms so wild and free.-Nice old poem-I'm not much for poetry but I like them if I can understand them.

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  2. Wow, the forsythia are beautiful! I think you're farther north than we are in southeastern Washington state, but it looks like you're at the same level of spring flowers.

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  3. Just beautiful images Ruth! Yea spring!!!

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  4. Great poem, Ruth. Very nice post on a day everyone is seeing unfold Spring before our eyes.

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  5. I love forsythia! Yours are blooming already? Ours are just taking on a pale yellow color but are weeks from flowering!

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  6. Thanks for your comments. It is exceedingly dull, damp and drizzly here and there is not even a crocus in bloom. I took these photos mid-April 2006 in our city. I posted them to represent the April I hope is coming very soon here!
    Larry, I am not a poetry expert, but see poets as artists with words. Like you, if I read a poem that leaves an intriguing word picture in my mind, I like it. (simple is best!)

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