But if you so much as dare to speak, a cloud come over the sunlit arch, And wind comes off a frozen peak, And you're two months back in the middle of March. Charlesworth In Spring, everything is full of promise. Behold, this crocus is a withering flame; This snowdrop, snow; this apple-blossom's part To breed the fruit that breeds the serpent's art. April Gardening Chores and Tips for Other Gardening Zones graphs in April Karen and Mike Garofalo Red Bluff, Rural Northern California Follow the seasons in the California garden of Karen and Mike with their poetry, notes, resources, links, and photos. A good year is determined by its spring.
They would also deck themselves and everything around them in flowers then engage in all sorts of activities. But there is a second way of seeing. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. If this belief from heaven be sent, If such be Nature's holy plan, Have I not reason to lament What man has made of man? ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W. Clean up and weed vegetable gardens. Springtime flows in our veins.
The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet, Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit, In every street these tunes our ears do greet-- Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo! One more touch of the bow, smell of the virginal Green - one more, and my bosom Feels new life with an ecstasy. Upon a crab he rode, that did him bear, With crooked crawling steps, an uncouth pace, And backward rode, as bargemen wont to fare, Bending their force contrary to their face; Like that ungracious crew which feigns demurest grace. Relax and be still around the bees. Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays. So you were the first to tramp it down.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Kavanagh, 1849 April has searched the winter land And found her petted flowers again; She kissed them to unfold her leaves, She coaxed them with her sun and rain, And filled the grass with green content, And made the woods and clover vain. It was spitting snow and blowing, and within two days of being May. Ah, if she does, how sweet a thing Her resurrection day in spring! Similarly, we ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the heavens. I know what I know. Within the circle of the hills A ring, all flowering in a round, An orchard-ring of almond fills The plot of stony ground. The smell of the earth is good.
What we see at one particular moment is then and there before us. I should like to live, whether I smile or grieve, Just to watch the happy life of my green things growing. This custom is thought to have started in France during the 16th century but the British are credited with bringing it to the United States. When the sun is out and the wind is still, You're one month on in the middle of May. I'll take what I can get, and the promise of lovely sunshine-filled days and beautiful, blooming flowers is more than enough to melt the cold, icy thing that is my heart after the winter season. A strain of the earth's sweet being in the beginning In Eden garden.
During the festival, Romans would cast off their habitual white robes for more colourful garments, especially green ones. In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. There's another side to April Which doesn't bode us good, When that mini, manic maelstrom Turns the lawn to liquid mud. Man loved the birds and invented cages. Sayings about spring and flowers.
~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Six Directions of Green Billions of leaf-buds. The cabin fever was making us crazy! Popularly conceived of as off-peak, the practice of poetry seems to fit in with the promise of the season. Ondra by Scott Calhoun by Nancy J. It thaws the frozen fears, mends the wounded heart that Winter has broken. And after the earth was sifted close You brought your watering can to drown All earth and us. A good study of four spring and summer Celebrations in the Wiccan-NeoPagan year.
A good study of four spring and summer celebrations that is rich in details and ideas. Practical suggestions for seasonal holiday celebrations. It is a wonderful study of flickering light and grateful shade in midsummer. Discover inspiration for your Spring Bring May Flowers Quotes Quotesgram 3200x1680 remodel or upgrade with ideas for storage, organization, layout and decor. For the hardship of such long learning she receives the prize. By Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart.