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I have been feeling very teased, and unfortunately mostly denied by our lovely mother nature these past few weeks! So many signs of spring yet so much coldness still in our days. I am waiting and wanting and longing to feel that flimsy cotton shirt, those light weight pants. Yet, I not so patiently wait…knowing in time…in due time spring will indeed firmly and finally settle on the land.

 

Here is a beautiful Spring poem I found written by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894). I do love how she speaks so eloquently and so clearly to the cycle of life…death. I hope that you enjoy it as well! 

 

Spring

Frost-locked all the winter,
Seeds, and roots, and stones of fruits,
What shall make their sap ascend
That they may put forth shoots?
Tips of tender green,
Leaf, or blade, or sheath;
Telling of the hidden life
That breaks forth underneath,
Life nursed in its grave by Death.

Blows the thaw-wind pleasantly,
Drips the soaking rain,
By fits looks down the waking sun:
Young grass springs on the plain;
Young leaves clothe early hedgerow trees;
Seeds, and roots, and stones of fruits,
Swollen with sap put forth their shoots;
Curled-headed ferns sprout in the lane;
Birds sing and pair again.

There is no time like Spring,
When life’s alive in everything,
Before new nestlings sing,
Before cleft swallows speed their journey back
Along the trackless track –
God guides their wing,
He spreads their table that they nothing lack, –
Before the daisy grows a common flower
Before the sun has power
To scorch the world up in his noontide hour.

There is no time like Spring,Like Spring that passes by;
There is no life like Spring-life born to die, –
Piercing the sod,
Clothing the uncouth clod,
Hatched in the nest,
Fledged on the windy bough,
Strong on the wing:
There is no time like Spring that passes by,
Now newly born, and now
Hastening to die.

 

Joy & Love,

Goddess Mandy 🙂 XO

 

PS. If you would like to submit an original poem to me that is just as welcome as a story! 🙂