I'm a big Robert Frost fan. But then again, who isn't? I have a nice little book of his poems sitting on my art desk, and once in a while I pull it out and read one of my favorite poems. It usually cheers me up, because a lot of his poetry is so down to earth and lighthearted.
One of my very favorites is a poem called A Prayer In Spring, and I like to read it when the flowers start blooming and the bees are out. It helps me to remember to slow down and enjoy spring while it's here.
|Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;|
|And give us not to think so far away|
|As the uncertain harvest; keep us here|
|All simply in the springing of the year.|
|Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,|
|Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;|
|And make us happy in the happy bees,|
|The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.|
|And make us happy in the darting bird|
|That suddenly above the bees is heard,|
|The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,|
|And off a blossom in mid air stands still.|
|For this is love and nothing else is love,|
|The which it is reserved for God above|
|To sanctify to what far ends He will,|
|But which it only needs that we fulfil.|
I got some nice pictures of a couple of the early flowers coming out in my yard. They're so early this year!