Musings on life.....

Arry

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The morning sun gently spread her spring warmth across the field, bathing the early daffodils in a glowing blanket.

A new spring after the blight that caressed every part of this fair land, the sun brings a new beginning to chase away the darkness that has befallen thousands.

Life begins anew, birds sing, buds bloom on trees and slowly the land returns from her winter slumbers to begin a new year full of warmth and hope.

People look upon this with the fervent hope that the dark cloud that fell across this fair land over a year ago is at last receeding and emerge tentatively into the spring sun.

Loved ones lost, families torn asunder have been the tempo of the past year, with the hope that at last we can move forward once more and find a normality that has been absent from the land

Minds and bodies have hidden under winters cloak in fear, yet the early spring sun rinses away the darkness like leaves before a flood, bringing warmth, light and more importantly, especially with this spring... the long missed caress of loved ones and new life...
 

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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 lour;
Nor hath the scalding noonday 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 fireside, 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.
 

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And nearer to the river's trembling edge.
There grew broad flag-flowers, purple prank'd with white,
And starry river-buds among the sedge,
And floating water-lilies, broad and bright,
Which lit the oak that overhung the hedge
With moonlight beams of their own watery light;
And bulrushes, and reeds of such deep green
As soothed the dazzled eye with sober sheen.
 

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The boy stood on the burning deck .....

There was a young lady from Crewe ......
 

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The everlasting universe of things
Flows through the mind, and rolls its rapid waves,
Now dark - now glittering - now reflecting gloom -
Now lending splendor, where from secret springs
The source of human thought its tribute brings
Of waters, - with a sound but half its own,
Such as a feeble brook will oft assume
In the wild woods, amon the mountains lone,
Where waterfalls around it leap for ever,
Where woods and winds contend, and a vast river
Over its rocks ceaselessly bursts and raves.
 

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I Watched a Blackbird​

By Thomas Hardy

I watched a blackbird on a budding sycamore
One Easter Day, when sap was stirring twigs to the core;
I saw his tongue, and crocus-coloured bill
Parting and closing as he turned his trill;
Then he flew down, seized on a stem of hay,
And upped to where his building scheme was under way,
As if so sure a nest was never shaped on spray.
 

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The Year's At The Spring by Robert Browning

The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his Heaven—
All's right with the world!
 
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