Quote, April 1, 2011

ejmoore510(7)April 1, 2011

When the warm sun, that brings

Seed-time and harvest, has returned again,

'T is sweet to visit the still wood, where springs

The first flower of the plain.

I love the season well,

When forest glades are teeming with bright forms,

Nor dark and many-folded clouds foretell

The coming-on of storms.

From the earth's loosened mould

The sapling draws its sustenance, and thrives;

Though stricken to the heart with winter's cold,

The drooping tree revives.

The softly-warbled song

Comes from the pleasant woods, and colored wings

Glance quick in the bright sun, that moves along

The forest openings.

When the bright sunset fills

The silver woods with light, the green slope throws

Its shadows in the hollows of the hills,

And wide the upland glows.

And when the eve is born,

In the blue lake the sky, o'er-reaching far,

Is hollowed out and the moon dips her horn,

And twinkles many a star.

Inverted in the tide

Stand the gray rocks, and trembling shadows throw,

And the fair trees look over, side by side,

And see themselves below.

Sweet April! many a thought

Is wedded unto thee, as hearts are wed;

Nor shall they fail, till, to its autumn brought,

Life's golden fruit is shed.

An April Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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What a nice beginning of a new month. Maybe it's just me, but I think April is somewhat downplayed in the dance of the months, neither here nor there and gets blammed for all kinds of weather with "what do you expect, it's April".

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 7:58AM
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I'm with you, Anne; I'll take April any day!

We read thousands of words every day.
We may write thousands every day.
So much of the written word pales beside this
Longfellow poem, 'An April Day'.
Each word carries its own weight,
not adding to a load, but helping support the whole.

What could have been a flowery scene of effusiveness, remains as it was seen, with each word giving the reader opportunity to relish what has been offered through the eyes and heart of a master.

I sit here in awe and humility.
We are in the company of masters in so many areas;
all we have to do is click the 'ON' button.

Thank you so much, ej.
This post has made me see the morning with new eyes.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 8:37AM
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II agree with Anneliese and KJ regarding April, it's a transition month, it's a promise, the benefits of spring rain-showers - I call it "Rainbow weather"

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 9:48AM
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