Everything is blooming…
It was one of those March days
when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:
when it is summer in the light,
and winter in the shade.
~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
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
Hello March 2015!
Awake, thou wintry earth—
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
Christ is risen.
~Thomas Blackburn—An Easter Hymn.
I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
“At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!”
~ Edna Dean Procter—Easter Bells.