Monday, March 4, 2019

Spring In Words and Song


Early Signs of Spring


Now that the winter's gone, the earth has lost
Her snow-white robes; and now no more the frost
Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream
Thomas Carew


A light exists in spring
Not present in the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here
Emily Dickinson


Harshness vanished. A sudden softness
has replaced the meadows' wintry grey.


Little rivulets of water changed
their singing accents.


Tendernesses, hesitantly, reach toward the earth
from space, and country lanes are showing
these unexpected subtle risings
that find expression in the empty trees.

Rainer Maria Rilke



Spring, the sweet Spring, is the year's pleasant king;
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring.
Thomas Nashe


Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with thee;


There is a garden in her face
Where roses and white lilies grow;

When morning gilds the skies,
My heart awaking cries;
May Jesus Christ be praised. 


When you begin the day,
O never fail to say,
May Jesus Christ be praised!


Every day He comes to me with new assurance,
More and more I understand His words of love;


But I'll never know just why He came to save me
Till some day I see His blessed face above. 


Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below.

Linking to:
Amaze Me Monday

3 comments:

  1. Is all of this happening at your house now? Gorgeous! The whole post is pure poetry and glory to God! So glad I saw it on Facebook. The quotes and scripture are beautiful. Thank you, Libby! (Are the pink flowering bushes azaleas?)

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  2. I love all of those bright colors of Spring. When I look out the window, all I see is white. Have a great day, Elizabeth.

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  3. Lovely signs of spring...many of them are showing up here as well but we are due for some very cold weather here in the next couple of days. I am certainly ready for some spring!

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