A Light exists in Spring Not present on the Year At any other period -- When March is scarcely here A Color stands abroad On Solitary Fields That Science cannot overtake But Human Nature feels. It waits upon the Lawn, It shows the furthest Tree Upon the furthest Slope you know It almost speaks to you. Then as Horizons step Or Noons report away Without the Formula of sound It passes and we stay -- A quality of loss Affecting our Content As Trade had suddenly encroached Upon a Sacrament. Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/a-light-exists-in-spring-by-emily-dickinson
“Perhaps the earth can teach us, as when everything seems dead and later proves to be alive.”
Sharing with Nurturing Thursday
Happy Women’s Day!
The new season is coming and it’s time for changes. Starting by changing the clocks today, this means more day light, more outdoors activities, but the self-changes are the most important: our body, our mood, expectations …
With the Spring knocking on the door, it’s time to get rid of what doesn’t serve us anymore and make space for new things. I’m not talking about material stuff, but thoughts, regrets and old ideas. I try to live a minimalist life style, so I don’t have many things to get rid off. I don’t like cluttering, when I buy something new, the old one has to go out. What I need is to apply the same style to my mind, generally I keep everything in there, and I’m tired of the mind-cluttering.
I need to make more space for the things that make me happy and give me pleasure. More writing, gardening, cooking delicious and healthy food, in summary I need to nest the good thoughts and get rid of the bad ones.
And you? Any plans for the new season?
Noticing and slowly taking in all the beauty of spring.
Last Sunday, I had a long walk around the neighbourhood, 5000 steps! I spotted this rose bush on my way.
The poppies are gorgeous in a park close by.
During the week I walked by a path of gorgeous peonies. I wish I could put their fragrance in a bottle and bring it home.
And yesterday, at lunch time, I was surprised with the beauty of these alliums in the university campus.
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”
Wishing a great week to you, and remember to slow down and enjoy a little bit of beauty on your way. It can be the beauty of the flowers if you are in spring or the beauty of the leaves if you are in the autumn. It can be a beauty of a smile, a hug, eye contact with a strange coming in your direction or a simple thank you when you weren’t expecting it.
noticing signs of spring
from the blooming on the countertop
to the blossoms on the ground
the rebirth of dormant feelings
keeping awake and alert
the pink moon is up there
bathing my thoughts with clarity
it’s time to let go of the heaviness
and to be light
spring has sprung in my kitchen! i’m in love with the colours of these tulips. i’m not sure if one word only could define this mix of colours, maybe: soft, sweet, tender…
“sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love”
E. e. cummings
spring has sprung outdoors as well, i noticed these tiny tulips sprouting during a long walk by the river in the first day of spring, you can read about it here.
hoping spring (or autumn’s magic) has sprung to you too.
have a great sunday!
whistling the good news
bouncing high from branch to branch
the dreams are dawning
sharing with tanka tuesday – spring and sing, synonyms only! i used bouncing and whistling in a haiga!