Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Springtime ~ we're calling!

~*~ Spring ~*~


The robins have returned
and are still a bit shy.
They aren't used to this bird lover-
who trades photos for seed.
I can't wait for their springtime adventures in my trees.
Right now
I'm content to watch them feast on the crabapple trees in my yard.
There's still lots of snow piled high...
and they're predicting light snow tomorrow & Thursday.

But I can feel that spring is on its way.

~ and then ~

Emily Dickinson
reminds me with her poetry.

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.

~*~ Spring ~*~


We need you.


Vicki said...

Hello, dear Maria,
Beautiful post! Yes, spring is just around the corner!! Thank you for sharing your little robin with us and also the lovely poem. I watch a pair of cardinals and bluejays at my feeder each day. I hope your week is filled with laughter and fun! Vicki

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good morning Maria, Spring-ish post today! The robin is such a sweetie. I've already spot a couple in our garden ... Beautiful poem too.
Ring Ring ~ come on Spring!
Have a wonderful Wednesday, sweet Maria.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post thank you and so true!

Diana said...

Oh I hear ya Maria, we are MORE then ready for spring!
Love Di ♥

The Duchess of Wessex said...

Such a beautiful post!

I am calling out to Spring too. Hoping she will hear me soon!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I just want to see something turn green. All this brown grass and dead trees are too depressing. I'm certainly ready!


Wanda said...

We had at least 3 Robins that spent all winter, on a hillside by the creek near the house...either that or they came back in January.
When the snow melts away, I'll be out searching for hints of green.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Maria, You and I are on the same wavelength! I haven't seen a robin yet, but I am looking! I am soooooo in the mood for spring!

Julie Harward said...

I love the poem...and I am waiting to see my first robin of spring..always love that! Come say hi :D

Roo said...

yes!! i join you in welcoming spring. please come!

Deidra said...

Welcome Spring!

Duchess of Tea said...

Maria darling, I am so ready for spring. This freezing weather and dry and snow covered garden does little to cheer me. Darling thanks so much for visiting my cottage and for the lovely comment you left behind, much appreciated.
Take care

Love & Hugs

troutbirder said...

We sure do and its just around the corner. No robin yet though. :)
Beautiful song. Thanks

Marg said...

How tasteful and beautiful...
Blessings as you I share spring with you...Watch for Friday's post. You won't believe it.

Duchess of Tea said...

Maria darling, it is me again, this time I popped in to personally thank you for the sweet birthday wishes you left for Christopher. We are both ever so grateful for you kindness.

Love & Hugs

Barb said...

It looks as though your Robin posed for that plate, Maria. Thanks for checking on me - I am well but had a week of company and no computer time. I love that poem...

EcoRover said...

Thanks for the Emily Dickinson (I needed that) and the lovely plates of Shakespeare's robins.