Monday, March 20, 2006
First Day of Spring 2006
Cold and overcast morning. The weather man said "chances of showers". Could happen. The signs of spring,however, are everywhere. The days will turn brighter and warmer, and then the heat of the sun will turn the lush green meadows brown. The seasons, they are wonderful.
For winter's rains and ruins are over,
And all the season of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
---Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
Atalanta in Calydon (1865)