Ode on the Spring BY THOMAS GRAY
The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon; The winds that will be howling at all hours, And areContinue reading “The World Is Too Much With Us William Wordsworth”
Merry, merry sparrow! Under leaves so green A happy blossom Sees you, swift as arrow, Seek your cradle narrow, Near my bosom. Pretty, pretty robin! Under leaves so green A happy blossom Hears you sobbing, sobbing, Pretty, pretty robin, Near my bosom.
THAT is work of waste and ruin– Do as Charles and I are doing! Strawberry-blossoms, one and all, We must spare them–here are many: Look at it–the flower is small, Small and low, though fair as any: Do not touch it! summers two I am older, Anne, than you.
THE NYMPH must lose her female friend, If more admired than she; But where will fierce contention end, If Flowers can disagree? Within the garden’s peaceful scene 5 Appeared two lovely foes, Aspiring to the rank of Queen— The Lily and the Rose. The Rose soon reddened into rage; And, swelling with disdain, 10 AppealedContinue reading “Lily and the Rose, by William Cowper”
Song, from Act V, Scene 2 of Love’s Labors Lost by William Shakespeare (1598) When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver-white, And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men, for thus sings he: “Cuckoo! Cuckoo, cuckoo!” O word of fear,Continue reading “Spring – William Shakespeare (1598)”
Yellow is the most luminous of all the colors of the spectrum. It’s the color of happiness, of sunshine and lemons, of Sponge Bob Square Pants and daffodils. It also means danger, caution, toxicity, pee and a range of human emotions starting from fear and ending with madness. What’s your take?
There are a lot of traditions all over the world that are related to Easter. One of the nice ones is with the Easter Lily, a majestic and elegant flower that is referenced in the Bible in the Sermon on the Mount, when Christ said: “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: theyContinue reading “The Easter Lily”
A cute bouquet of roses my room mate got as a get well gift. Good manners have not been forgotten 😃
You always tell me how strong I am, how I don’t seem to care no matter the situation. You tell me you wish you where as strong as me. All the time I spent when we lived together, trying to teach you to be strong, I didn’t realize it was I who was weak, andContinue reading “You who are strong.”