"They will bloom with abundant flowers,
and rejoice with joyful song..."
The Garb of Spring
God's breeze swept hills and valleys
Are robed in garb of Spring;
The Winter days are past now;
The land is "in the pink".
The buds have turned to leaflets
In trees that once were bare,
And everywhere there's music
As bird song fills the air.
The hillsides and the meadows
Now bask in springtide sun,
While little sleeping flowers
All peep through, one by one.
New life is manifested
And hearts are wont to sing
Since breeze swept hills and valleys
Are robed in garb of spring
Springtime is "in the pink" with many beautiful flowering trees
amid the sixty acres of natural garden on the grounds
of Winterthur, the childhood home of collector
and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969)
located in Winterthur, Delaware
"The Garb of Spring"
A poem by Lois Pinkerton Fritz