Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!!!!

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The Spring
by Thomas Carew (1640)
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        Now that the winter’s gone, the earth hath lost
        Her snow-white robes; and now no more the frost
        Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
        Upon the silver lake or crystal stream:
        But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
        And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth
        To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree
        The drowsy cuckoo and the humble-bee.
        Now do a choir of chirping minstrels bring,
        In triumph to the world, the youthful spring:
        The valleys, hills, and woods in rich array
        Welcome the coming of the long’d-for May.
        Now all things smile: only my love doth lower,
        Nor hath the scalding noon-day sun the power
        To melt that marble ice, which still doth hold
        Her heart congeal’d, and makes her pity cold.
        The ox, which lately did for shelter fly
        Into the stall, doth now securely lie
        In open fields; and love no more is made
        By the fire-side, but in the cooler shade
        Amyntas now doth with his Chloris sleep
        Under a sycamore, and all things keep
        Time with the season: only she doth carry
        June in her eyes, in her heart January.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Nothing Deep.

Spring is quickly approaching and renewed hope and a feeling of newness is in the air. We are coming to the end of winter and going into another season...literally and spiritually. Thank you God for allowing us to make it out of the 'winter season'.