Monday, March 24, 2014

Ode To Spring

"I will give you rain in due season,
 and the land shall yield her increase
 and the trees of the field yield their fruit." 
 Leviticus 26:4 

Flowering Peach Trees

 In time of silver rain
The earth puts forth 

new life again,
Green grasses grow
And flowers lift their heads,
And over all the plain
The wonder spreads

  Of Life,
  Of Life,
  Of Life!

In time of silver rain
The butterflies lift silken wings
To catch a rainbow cry,
And trees put forth 

new leaves to sing
In joy beneath the sky
As down the roadway
Passing boys and girls
Go singing, too,

  In time of silver rain

 When spring
  And life
  Are new.
Langston Hughes

Two Trees
proclaim in spring
a word to the world

one exploding
into blossom
trumpets glory

one stretching
dead limbs
holds the empty
body of God

both speak
with due reserve
into the listening
ear of the world.
Ralph Wright

Waken sleeping butterfly,
Burst your chrysalis prison
Spread your beauteous wings and fly
Christ, the Lord is risen.
Joyce Kilmer

April showers
sudden deluge brings
sweet perfume
to the rain-kissed air
and a natural
to my clothes
hanging out
on the line.
 Pamela Denise Brida

"In the Spring
 a young man's fancy
 lightly turns
 to thoughts of love."
 Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I love this beautiful song, 
written by Meredith Wilson
 for his 1957 musical  play, 
"The Music Man".

"Till There Was You"

There were bells on the hill
But I never heard them ringing,
No, I never heard them at all
Till there was you.

There were birds in the sky
But I never saw them winging
No, I never saw them at all
Till there was you.
And there was music,
And there were

 wonderful roses,
They tell me,
In sweet fragrant meadows

 of dawn, and dew.
There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No, I never heard it at all
Till there was you!


"My beloved speaks
 and says to me, 
Rise up,
my love, my fair one,
 and come away.
For behold,
the winter is past;
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing 
of birds has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land."
Song of Solomon 

Hidden like a treasure
beneath the
 rickety old chair
I anticipate
the crimson spray
of red tulips
from their mantle
of green there.
It is such a sight
to see the return
of such delight
in the springtime.
Pamela Denise Brida 

A time for
 sunny yellow daffodils
and fanciful Easter eggs
to make into egg salad.
Soft white mounds
 of swirling custard 
in a crunchy waffle cone,
 the scent of lilacs
ready to bloom 
carried in 
warm southern breezes
gentle against my face
bring a hint
of summer's ease.
Pamela Denise Brida

The Heralds Of Spring

 "April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers"
-An Old English Proverb

 A Grove Of Lovely Lilacs

Happy Spring Everyone!

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