Return to the The Garden Party Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Quote, April 2, 2011

Posted by ejmoore510 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 2, 11 at 9:43

TOSSING his mane of snows in wildest eddies and tangles,
Lion-like March cometh in, hoarse, with tempestuous breath,
Through all the moaning chimneys, and 'thwart all the hollows and angles
Round the shuddering house, threating of winter and death.

But in my heart I feel the life of the wood and the meadow
Thrilling the pulses that own kindred with fibres that lift
Bud and blade to the sunward, within the inscrutable shadow,
Deep in the oak's chill core, under the gathering drift.

Nay, to earth's life in mine some prescience, or dream, or desire
(How shall I name it aright?) comes for a moment and goes--
Rapture of life ineffable, perfect--as if in the brier,
Leafless there by my door, trembled a sense of the rose.

Earliest Spring by William Dean Howells


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Quote, April 2, 2011

  • Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 2, 11 at 10:04

EJ, this was a marvelous week of poetry capturing the essence of spring! Thank you for the daily inspiration.


 o
RE: Quote, April 2, 2011

I'm right behind Lilo in thanking you, ej!

You've made this a very special week---I even sent a couple of the poems to family members.
I hope you do some more of these wonderful poems!

Thanks again; KJ.


 o
RE: Quote, April 2, 2011

Thanks for a week of wonderful poems, I enjoyed every one.


 o
RE: Quote, April 2, 2011

Always look forward to your poetry week and never disappointing.


 o
RE: Quote, April 2, 2011

  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 2, 11 at 14:35

Thanks from me, too, EJ.


 o
RE: Quote, April 2, 2011

Awwww... So glad you all enjoyed and so happy to be able to share with you again. :)


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the The Garden Party Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here