The Homestone

Friday, April 05, 2013

Other years, Other Aprils ~ on the meadow.

Oh marvelous spring ~

"The Earth is like a child that knows poems."
  ~Rainer Maria Rilke


Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!

~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

Other springs ~ other years, other Aprils on the meadow.

David with one of our ewes and her lamb (2007?)

April Lambs-a-leaping on our front porch :)

We have been talking about getting a few sheep again, chickens too this year.
It's time.

"And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."

~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"


Yes indeed. Time to invite more of these sweet souls into our lives and our April days.
Till next time and as always, thanks for dropping by.

1 comment:

Hildred said...

Incredibly beautiful post, Nicola -love your choice of poems and some of the bird pictures are particularly appealng.

So is the idea of chickens and sheep coming to live on the meadow!!!