2 thoughts on “Coming Next Week!

    • Indeed, it has been a long winter, but for this lover of snow, it has been a glorious one! Even so, I confess: I have had enough of the memorable winter I myself desired. I am joyed that spring is here! You might enjoy the following two poetic celebrations of spring.

      The first is Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Early Spring”:

      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.

      The second, one of my favorites when spring rains wash away winter’s dreariness, is Robert Frost’s “To the Thawing Wind”:

      Come with rain, O loud Southwester!
      Bring the singer, bring the nester;
      Give the buried flower a dream;
      make the settled snowbank steam;
      Find the brown beneath the white;
      But whate’er you do tonight,
      bathe my window, make it flow,
      Melt it as the ice will go;
      Melt the glass and leave the sticks
      Like a hermit’s crucifix;
      Burst into my narrow stall;
      Run the rattling pages o’er;
      Scatter poems on the floor,
      Turn the poet out of door.

      Hopefully, both poems warm and bring hope!

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