Ah! ‘Tis Spring! The Lord woos us with birdsong and buds – and all green returning to the earth . . .
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away.
The rain is over and gone.
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove
Is heard in our land.
My tea cabinet is alive with poetic salutations to Spring on this first day of a most glorious season!
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, “An Easter Hymn”
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”
Of limping winter treads . . .
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Waxing Poetic to Welcome Springtime this week with: