Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Hath Sprung!

On this sweet new day that our Father has made, I plant not flower bulbs, but seeds of poetry for thee! =) Each tiny bud & waiting butterfly, sky blue sky & whispering cloud, robin’s tune & warming breeze recount how God is the greatest artist of all! Happy 1st day of Spring!

Snippets of Poetic Joy – These verses are only a snippet of the whole poems from whence they come. If you like what you read seek out the rest! (Don’t you love my attempts at lyrical language.=)

Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns
Its fragrant lamps, & turns
Into a royal court with green festoons
The banks of dark lagoons.

In the deep heart of every forest tree
The blood is all aglee,
And there’s a look about the leafless bowers
As if they dreamed of flowers.
-Henry Timrod, Spring

Spring rides no horses down the hill,
But comes on foot, a goose-girl still
And all the loveliest things there be
Come simply so, it seems to me.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Goose-Girl

And lo, the Lord of the Garden,
He makes His sun to rise,
And His rain to fall like pardon
On our dusty paradise.

On us He has laid the duty-
The task of the wandering breed-
To better the world with beauty,
Wherever the way may lead.

Who shall inquire of the season,
Or question the wind where it blows?
We blossom & ask no reason,
The Lord of the Garden knows.
-Bliss Carman, Roadside Flowers

P.S.: I've got spring tunes playing! Turn up your speakers! This new Mixpod will be around for about a week...& then it will be time for Easter music! =) Get the Barlowgirl song for free by clicking my tape cassette in my sidebar!


  1. Hi Bess!

    Wonderful post, my friend. I love poetry! I am so excited that Spring is finally here. What a blessing from our Savior, Jesus Christ! :)
    May the Lord bless you and your family, as we celebrate this new and wonderful season!

    Your Sister In Christ,

  2. Thanks Jenna! I'm glad that we have sisters in Christ to encourage & pray for us! Thank you for being such a great sis! Blessings & prayers for you & your family, too - I really mean it - I'm saying a prayer now! =)

  3. I love spring.
    But we are in Autumn now. I also like Autumn, i love seeing the leaves change colour.


  4. Hey Rachel,
    I totally didn't think about it not being spring everywhere! Sorry about that - & happy autumn (which is actually my favorite season - though right now I'm really loving spring, too). =)
    Hope you & your family stuff are on the mend! =)

  5. Hey Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's great to see some comments. Love your blog too! so cute


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