Quote March 6 2012

lilosophieMarch 6, 2012

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 Marie Rilke

Is this not a perfect description of spring about to appear?

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oscarthecat(z7MD)

A super good one.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2012 at 7:02AM
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mawheel

The poem is lovely, Lilo. However, Mother Nature has a weird sense of humor. Last night's news showed pictures of daffodils in the midst of the snow which blanketed parts of VA.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2012 at 7:46AM
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don_socal

Like the poem, brings memories of childhood spring in Iowa where the seasons were distinct. Southern California not so much, in the 80's yesterday and back to the 60's today with 20 % chance of rain. Here that means clouds and maybe drizzle.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2012 at 9:57AM
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anneliese_32(6)

The daffodils are blooming,a couple of bushes show a slight hint of green and the maples have a red sheen, sign of what will come in a week or so.
I always considered Rilke as the most romantic of German poets. Thanks Lilo.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2012 at 2:04PM
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west_gardener

I think of daffodils as a promise of spring.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2012 at 6:57PM
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