AS GALES LASH OUR SHORES

 

 

The March wind roars
Like a lion in the sky,
And makes us shiver
As he passes by.

When winds are soft,
And the days are warm and clear,
Just like a gentle lamb,
Then spring is here."

Anon

 

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"The first day of spring was once the time for taking the young virgins into the fields,

there in dalliance to set an example in fertility for nature to follow. 

 Now we just set the clocks an hour ahead and change the oil in the crankcase."  

 

 

–   E.B. White, "Hot Weather,"

One Man’s Meat, 1944 

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"Today is the day when bold kites fly,
When cumulus clouds roar across the sky.
When robins return, when children cheer,
When light rain beckons spring to appear.

Today is the day when daffodils bloom,
Which children pick to fill the room,
Today is the day when grasses green,
When leaves burst forth for spring to be seen."

   Robert McCracken

"Spring"

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It is the day of all the year,
Of all the year the one day,
When I shall see my mother dear,
And bring her cheer,
A mothering on Sunday.

It is the day of all the year,
Of all the year the one day,
And here come I my mother dear,
To bring you cheer,
A mothering on Sunday.

 

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4 thoughts on “AS GALES LASH OUR SHORES

  1. I\’m so excited for spring too…. loved the little poems and quotes about it.  March has certainly come in like a lion for us here.  Oh well… we are having some warm days here and there and that in itself it very pleasant.  Hope all is well for you…

  2. Hi Laird,  Your space is like a great magazine.  When I once pick it up, I ramble from one thing to another, having a hard time to put it down and do what responsibility demands.  This issue does give me spring fevor.  Take Care, Ron

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