Category Archives: spring

at last, may.

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yes it was yesterday, i think they may have over-celebrated and lost count. 

the fairy dance

the soft stars are shining,

the moon is alight;

the folk of the forest

are dancing tonight:

o swift and gay

is the song that they sing:

they float and sway

as they dance in a ring.

o seek not to find them,

the wee folk so fair;

they’re shy as the swallow

and swift as the air:

if you come, they are gone

like a snowflake in may:

like a breath, like a sigh,

they vanish away.

 

-katherine davis (1892-1980)

 

 

 

image source: peter gray’s vintage art and postcards

on the spring equinox.

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now is this isn’t a sure sign of spring, i don’t know what is…

 

“spring makes its own statement,

so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of his instruments,

not the composer.”     

-geoffrey charlesworth

Art credit: Margaret Tarrant – The Fairy Troupe / Spring’s Flowery Cloak. Circa 1920s painting. A female sprite with a blue cloak shepherds tiny fairies and elves, each carrying a spring flower, through the undergrowth. Published by the Medici Society. 

days to…

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spring is just around the corner

Almost halfway thru January, February is a short month, then March …

it’s like only 20 minutes (as per Jerry Seinfeld’s calculations)

click on link below to see how much longer….

https://countdown.onlineclock.net/countdowns/spring/

a poem of motion.

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early evening in the park on the river in spring

crew teams have returned with the birds. 

“all were merged into one smoothly working machine;

they were, in fact, a poem of motion, a symphony of swinging blades.”

-Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat: 9 Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold at the 1936 Olympics

 

 

argo park, ann arbor, michigan, usa – april 2021