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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has officially sprung! My little niece McKenzie (with a bit of help) picked the first golden daffodil from our yard today--a sure sign that the glorious season has arrived:)
As today is the official first day of spring, I thought it only fitting to dedicate a post to that splendid season...
I have collected a few of my favorite quotes and poems on the subject of spring. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do!

(L. M. Montgomery)
Surely the flowers of a hundred springs
Are simply the souls of beautiful things!
The poppies aflame with gold and red
Were the kisses of lovers in days that are fled.
The purple pansies with dew-drops pearled
Were the rainbow dreams of a youngling world.
The lily, white as a star apart,
Was the first pure prayer of a virgin heart.
The daisies that dance and twinkle so
Were the laughter of children in long ago.
The sweetness of all true friendship yet
Lives in the breath of the mignonette.
To the white narcissus there must belong
The very delight of a maiden's song.
And the rose, all flowers of the earth above,
Was a perfect, rapturous thought of love.
Oh! Surely the flowers of all the springs
Must be the souls of beautiful things.

Time to Rise
(Robert Louis Stevenson, from A Child's Garden of Verses)
A birdie with a yellow bill
Hopped upon the window-sill,
Cocked his shining eye and said:
"Ain't you 'shamed, you sleepy-head!"

"That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs."
~L. M. Montgomery

Flowers spring to blossom where she walks
The careful ways of duty,
Our hard, stiff lines of life with her
Are flowing curves of beauty.
~John Greenleaf Whittier

"...And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins."
~A. C. Swinburne

God spoke and from the arid scene
Sprang rich and verdant bowers,
Till all the earth was soft with green,--
He smiled, and there were flowers.
~Mary McNeil Fenollaba

"...God's in His heaven; all's right with the world."
~Robert Browning

"To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven."
~Ecclesiastes 3:1

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