Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?
~ Neltje Blanchan
Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.
~ John Muir
When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.
~ Madeleine M. Kunin
In flight the bluebirds are very charming at this time of year; a leisurely flip of the wing carries them along silently with just enough momentum to keep them afloat in the air, and they often sail for a long way, drifting along with open wings.
~ Dr. Winsor M. Tyler
This beautiful and singularly lovable bird divides with the Robin the grateful mission of bringing to its northern friends the welcome news that spring is at hand.
~ George Gladden, 1917
With due respect to other birds, the “Baltimore Oriole of happiness” simply doesn’t sound right.
A tree forms itself in answer
to its place and the light.
Explain it how you will, the only
thing explainable will be
~ Wendell Berry, from Sabbaths 1999 IV, Given
This post is in response to Susannah Conway’s April Love 2018 prompt for today: Light.
In the morning, wonder and be generous like the sun. In the evening, meditate and be kind like the moon.
~ Debasish Mridha
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
~ Theodore Roethke
Sometimes the soul takes pictures of things it has wished for, but never seen.
~ Anne Sexton