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Spring on top + some poems

“I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring.  Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?”
–  Edward Giobbi 

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“The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings.”
–  Joyce Kilmer, Spring

 

“Sweet May hath come to love us,
Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;
And through the blue heavens above us
The very clouds move on.”
–  Heinrich Heine, Book of Songs

 

“When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen.”
–  Lucy Larcom

 

“May! Queen of blossoms,
   And fulfilling flowers,
With what pretty music
   Shall we charm the hours?
Wilt thou have pipe and reed,
Blown in the open mead?
Or to the lute give heed
   In the green bowers?”
–  Lord Edward Thurlow, May

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“It’s spring fever…. You don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
–  Mark Twain

 

“Winds of May, that dance on the sea,
Dancing a ring-around in glee
From furrow to furrow, while overhead
The foam flies up to be garlanded,
In silvery arches spanning the air,
Saw you my true love anywhere?
Welladay! Welladay!
For the winds of May!
Love is unhappy when love is away!”
–  James Joyce, Winds of May 

 

“Green is the fresh emblem of well founded hopes.  In blue the spirit can wander, but in green it can rest.”
–  Mary Webb

 

“In the marvelous month of May
when all the buds were bursting,
then in my heart did
love arise.
In the marvelous month of May
when all the birds were singing,
then did I reveal to her
my yearning and longing.”
–  Henirich Heine

 

“Besides this May
We know
There is Another—
How fair
Our Speculations of the Foreigner!

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Some know Him whom We knew—
Sweet Wonder—
A Nature be
Where Saints, and our plain going Neighbor
Keep May!”
–  Emily Dickinson, Besides This May, #977, 1875

 

“Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers.”
–   Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, 1557 

 

“If in my gardens only, nowhere else,
The flowers of spring should bloom,
Even the man who has neglected me
To gaze on them would surely come.
–  Izumi Shikibu

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“The force of Spring –
mysterious,
fecund,
powerful beyond measure.”
–  Michael Garofalo.

 

“It was an ideal spring day, a light blue sky, flecked with little fleecy white clouds drifting across from west to east.  The sun was shining very brightly, and yet there was an exhilarating nip in the air, which set an edge to a man’s energy.”
–  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

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