Monday, March 22, 2021

Unfolding

A few days of warm sunshine, and everything is unfolding from a winter's sleep.
Fingers crossed Mother Nature is not playing a joke.

 


 


Were I to live a thousand years,
 I still would know that flaming thrill,
That rush of joy when first appears
 —the golden daffodil.

A thousand times my heart would sing
When purple irises unfold;
Or when forsythia's branches bring
Their dazzling showers of gold.

I could not see an almond tree
With branches all a rosy glow
But that a tide of ecstasy
Would through my being flow

Were I to see, a thousand times,
Blue scilla bells amid green grass,
I know I'd hear their fairy chimes
As I would pass.

Were I to live a thousand years
I'd never watch the nesting birds
Except through eyes bedimmed with tears,
My tongue bereft of words.

Were I to weave ten thousand lays,
Knew I a thousand songs to sing,
I still would lack the power to praise
—the miracle of Spring.

Silver Lining ~Wilhelmina Sitch 1888
 
 

8 comments:

Lori said...

Our forsythia is in full bloom and it is gorgeous. I can't wait for the tulip tree to bloom. It won't be long.

happyone said...

Simple beauty!!

Edna B said...

Oh my, just beautiful. Is this a magnolia tree? It's gorgeous. I love the poem. It says it all. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

DJan said...

So beautiful! And I too love that poem. :-)

L. D. said...

It is a beautiful bloom. I looked at my young redbud tree and I do have flower buds on it. I hope it looks great. I love magnolia blooms.

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

I'm still marveling at the redbud. Does it blossom at all?

Rian said...

I saw my first blooming redbud tree for the season yesterday!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a wonderful photograph.
I enjoyed the poem too.

All the best Jan