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First Day of Spring

It is the first day of Spring, and this is what I see.

First Day of Spring

“Ah, who will tell me, in these leaden days,
Why the sweet Spring delays,
And where she hides, — the dear desire
Of every heart that longs
For bloom, and fragrance, and the ruby fire
Of maple-buds along the misty hills,
And that immortal call which fills
The waiting wood with songs?
The snow-drops came so long ago,
It seemed that Spring was near!
But then returned the snow
With biting winds, and all the earth grew sere,
And sullen clouds drooped low
To veil the sadness of a hope deferred…”

~ Henry Van Dyke, Late Spring

5 Responses to “First Day of Spring”

  1. Denise

    A lovely poem and a pretty photo. Yes, where is spring? I heard a line in a song the other day, “Oh breath of Spring, wherefore art though?” I read that it is supposed to snow here in our part of Virignia again next Tuesday!!!!

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  2. fishing guy

    Spring is here and what do I see, snow – cold – gray. Is that what Spring brings? Yes it does, this year. Have fun in the Spring snow Linda.

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  3. Willard Hill

    A most appropriate poem and photos. As someone said in the waiting room at the dentist office the other day, “this is the winter that just keeps on giving”.

    Reply

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