Claude McKay · In Real Life · Simple Pleasures

Stop and linger over spring?

Signs of spring are rushing past, but I am busy with my class…

Isn’t that the way life is? How much we miss!

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I captured some gentle springtime lovelies on my walk home yesterday.

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Small wonders in a park and neighbors’ yards. I could have passed right by.

Will beauty prompt me to linger next time? Or, per usual, continue rushing toward my next task?

Okay, so most of the time it’s raining, but still.

Wait, what? Blue sky?
Wait, what? Blue sky and sunshine? Here in the Northwest,  a true springtime wonder.

Spring in New Hampshire
Claude McKay

Too green the springing April grass,
Too blue the silver-speckled sky,
For me to linger here, alas,
While happy winds go laughing by,
Wasting the golden hours indoors,
Washing windows and scrubbing floors.

Too wonderful the April night,
Too faintly sweet the first May flowers,
The stars too gloriously bright,
For me to spend the evening hours,
When fields are fresh and streams are leaping,
Wearied, exhausted, dully sleeping.

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6 thoughts on “Stop and linger over spring?

    1. Pockets of hope, Jen, come in brief patches of blue sky. Then back to rain. That’s okay. We’ve had several very dry summers, and although the weather has been lovely, the impact on vegetation was not small.

      Thinking Spring along with you. Come, warm breezes, come!

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    1. Hi, Shelia! We are so ready for spring. Raining here all week (greater Portland, Oregon metro area). We’re longing for sun and warm breezes, but those aren’t reliable until July 5th.

      Not July 4th. So often it’s drizzling for our barbeques and fireworks…

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