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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Spring Song


Hark, I hear a robin calling!
List, the wind is from the south!
And the orchard-bloom is falling
Sweet as kisses on the mouth.

In the dreamy vale of beeches
Fair and faint is woven mist,
And the river's orient reaches
Are the palest amethyst.

Every limpid brook is singing
Of the lure of April days;
Every piney glen is ringing
With the maddest roundelays.

Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills.

Ours shall be the moonrise stealing
Through the birches ivory-white;
Ours shall be the mystic healing
Of the velvet-footed night.

Ours shall be the gypsy winding
Of the path with violets blue,
Ours at last the wizard finding
Of the land where dreams come true.

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

36 comments:

  1. Hi

    Oh this lovely poem reminds me of Anne of Green Gables. When I was in junior high, I loved to read the Anne series! Thank you for sharing, Ruby!

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  2. Both are very nice Ruby.....very well done.

    Greetings, Joop

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  3. Hey, Lucy Maud Montgomery is a Canadian writer! My teacher read Ann of Green Gables to us when I was about 8 years old. I had not seen this poem before. thanks.

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  4. I love those rows and rows of flower! It reminds me of Keukenhof in Holland which is the world's largest flower garden. We used to go see it every year when I lived there.

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  5. lovely poem...thanks for sharing

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  6. Wonderful Ruby...
    Hugs Drew xx

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  7. The romantic and the practical in me clashed. How does one get so many flowers picked before they are over?

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  8. Hello my dear friend, Ruby!
    How are you all right! Beautiful scenery, spring renewal season

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  9. Excellent poem to accompany the photo. I like the rows of varied color.

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  10. That's a nice poem Ruby. What are the flowers though? Tulips? - Dave

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  11. Hello Ruby,

    the photo would be taken from us. ent it seems a whole field full of tulips :-)

    I also have the text translated here your melody. Really nice :-)

    Kind regards, Helma

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  12. Thanks everyone!!

    Dave- yes they are tulips.

    Sprinkles- it is Keukenhof :)

    GB - we were wondering the same thing and they pick it by hand!!!

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  13. Sweet & rhyming. Beautiful poem.

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  14. Hello my dear friend, Ruby! I wish you a Happy Easter with peace, harmony, health ... in her new home. kisses

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  15. What beautiful flowers! We are in Holland?
    Thanks for your visit and your comment. I wish you a Happy Easter.
    Alfio from Italy

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  16. Your poem creates a beautiful dreamscape.

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  17. Rows and rows of flowers, brilliant photo.

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  18. Lovely poem and a beautiful photo.

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  19. Tudo muito bonito, artístico e de bom gosto.

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  20. Wonderful Ruby... it's so lovely.

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  21. what a wonderful poem. thanks for this.

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  22. A lovely visualization through this nice weave of words!

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  23. Lovely poem and picture. The clouds are beautiful as they reflect on the water. Have a lovely Easter. Mickie :)

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  24. °º♫♫
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    Feliz recomeçar!
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  25. A delightful poem by a poet I didn't know before.

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  26. Lovely photo and so nice to see Canadian LMM make the pages of your blog. :)

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  27. 'velvet-footed night'

    wow!


    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  28. Jeg kom bare lige forbi.
    Smukt billede.
    Tak for kigget.
    Ha` en god 2. påskedag.

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  29. lovely post! enjoyed the poem...

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  31. A sweet poem and a beautiful photo, this is a perfect post for spring. Thank you, Ruby. Enjoy a nice week!
    Anne

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  32. Hello.
    Love the rainbow of colors in this photo. The poet is unknown to me, but nice verses. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Olá Rubi!

    Lindas flores e bela música!

    grato pelas visitas ao blg!

    um ótimo final de semana.

    Brazil.

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