A RILKE POEM FOR THE SPRING EQUINOX

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

IN HONOR OF THE SPRING EQUINOX

A bit of poetry from Billy Collins for the first day of spring: TODAY If ever there were a spring day so perfect, so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze that it made you want to throw open all the windows in the house and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage, indeed, rip the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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