Vivifying Petrichor

On this sweet bank your head thrice sweet and dear I lay, and spread your hair on either side, And see the newborn woodflowers bashful-eyed Look through the golden tresses here and there. On these debateable borders of the year Spring's foot half falters; scarce she yet may know The leafless blackthorn-blossom from the snow; And …

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Ancient Gladness

Awake, thou wintry earth - Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness! ~ Thomas Blackburn I am bewitched by the transformative spirit of spring this year and cannot help but behold the changes I see at every turn with reverence and delight. The seasonal metamorphoses in the natural world - …

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Constant Movement

Full sail, I voyage Over the boundless ocean, and I tell you Nothing is permanent in all the world. All things are fluent; every image forms, Wandering through change. Time is itself a river In constant movement, and the hours flow by Like water, wave on wave, pursued and pursuing, Forever fugitive, forever new. ~ …

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Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth

Lines Written in Early Spring   I heard a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sate reclined, In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind.   To her fair works did Nature link The human soul that through me ran; And much it grieved my heart to think What man has …

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