Friday, February 17, 2012

Signs of Spring

Spring is here, at least the flowers and the trees seem to think so. We have our greenhouse up and seeds planted, anticipating an early crop of spinach and nasturtiums for a lovely salad.
Spring is a  time for renewal, growth and change; how are you marking the season?

     A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost
OH, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
To which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends he will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill. 


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