Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday off...

I have a Monday off and I want to get some writing done but I also have (ugh) housecleaning to do and some errands to run so writing may be a later in the day thing. I'm off but it's still Monday so here's a bouquet of spring and poem by William Dean Howell's to fit the petal's delicacy...

Earliest Spring
~William Dean Howell's 
TOSSING his mane of snows in wildest eddies and tangles, 
Lion-like March cometh in, hoarse, with tempestuous breath, 

Through all the moaning chimneys, and 'thwart all the hollows and 


Round the shuddering house, threating of winter and death. 
But in my heart I feel the life of the wood and the meadow 

Thrilling the pulses that own kindred with fibres that lift 

Bud and blade to the sunward, within the inscrutable shadow, 

Deep in the oak's chill core, under the gathering drift. 

Nay, to earth's life in mine some prescience, or dream, or desire 

(How shall I name it aright?) comes for a moment and goes-- 

Rapture of life ineffable, perfect--as if in the brier, 

Leafless there by my door, trembled a sense of the rose.

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  1. What wonderfully delightful flowers!

  2. Beautiful! I can smell the tulips and that poem is perfect.

  3. Gorgeous flowers, and love the poem!



  4. Beautiful words AND beautiful photos!

  5. That's lovely. Since the veiw out my windows doesn't mirror the springness of these photos, I think I'll just hang out here and stare a while longer. Thanks! christy

  6. ladyfi: Thanks! We saw them on a walk and I knew I had to take their photo!

    Colene: Thanks and thanks for dropping by!

    Liz: I am not a big fan of tulips but these were quite stunning. I think I don't like them because they are so temporary- not anything about the actual shape or color.

    Rachel: Thanks and thanks for dropping by! Always lovely to see your smiling face ;)

    Chris: Thanks for dropping by!

    Julie: Thanks!!! I was quite moved by Howell's poem myself!

    Christy: We have so many lovely blossoms right now but the weather is a bit chilly for me- I can't wait till it really warms up so I feel for you if you don't even have the spring flowers! Here's to spring coming soon!!!

  7. Beautiful flowers, and the poem played a perfect tribute to them.

    Hope you're having a fab weekend!! ;-) *clinks*


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