Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Spring

Spring has arrived --- a time for poetry and flowers


"Everything is blooming most recklessly;
if it were voices instead of colors, there would
be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."
~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

"The country ever has a lagging Spring,
Waiting for May to call its violets forth,
And June its roses--showers and sunshine bring,
Slowly, the deepening verdure o'er the earth;
To put their foliage out, the woods are slack,
And one by one the singing-birds come back.

Within the city's bounds the time of flowers
Comes earlier. Let a mild and sunny day,
Such as full often, for a few bright hours,
Breathes through the sky of March the airs of May,
Shine on our roofs and chase the wintry gloom--
And lo! our borders glow with sudden bloom."
~ William Cullen Bryant, Spring in Town, 1850

"The trees are coming into leaf
Like something almost being said;
The recent buds relax and spread,
Their greenness is a kind of grief.

Is it that they are born again
And we grow old? No, they die too,
Their yearly trick of looking new
Is written down in rings of grain.

Yet still the unresting castles thresh
In fullgrown thickness every May.
Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh."
~ Philip Larkin, The Trees

8 Comments:

Blogger Tabor said...

I love the blues of these photos. I just finished writing a draft on the color blue for my blog. Spring and blue are wonderful.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Beautiful!

12:44 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

such a nice, spring treat to find you here this morning as i come by to check for news of your life in the wildness. (i have no blogroll alert.) your spring is glorious - these photos display the delights of your NY days, and the poetry is icing on this delicious dessert!

10:50 AM  
Anonymous TechnologyMonitor said...

it will be more green
i like this colour

3:48 AM  
Blogger CabinWriter-- said...

What a delight to open your blog and see blooms not seen around my neck of the woods. A quiet moment with Mother Nature. Thanks

1:28 PM  
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8:35 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Are those blue ones pansies?

I luuurve blue flowers ~ amazing!!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Hi I just stumbled on your blog, I love your mix of photos and poetry.

3:37 AM  

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