Welcome Spring!

Spring’s official doorstep! Here in the Chiricahuas apple blossoms are budding and robins are passing through on their long light north. In celebration of the Spring Equinox, here’s a timely bit of poetry from Algernon Charles Swinburne, an English writer born in London in 1837. Swinburne was raised on the Isle of Wight and attended both Eton College and Oxford. This piece comes from his Atalanta in Calydon (1865)

“For winter rains and ruins are over,

And all the season of snows and sins;

The days dividing lover and lover,

The light that loses, the night that wins;

And time remembered is grief forgotten,

And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,

And in green underwood and cover

Blossom by blossom the spring begins.”

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