Category Archives: Spring

Kwitcherbellyakin —

I’m not really talking to you! I’m talking to myself, in another sort-of New Year’s resolution. Not a formal resolution, because I never find those work for me. More of an intention, really. In this case, an intention to tone … Continue reading

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Hearts and Flowers —

WordPress runs a photography challenge on provocative themes that change weekly. This week’s is INSIDE. It’s always interesting to see how many ingenious and fascinating different ways there are of interpreting a single word. Usually I post my own responses on … Continue reading

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The greens of Spring as it gallops toward Summer, when gardens are gorgeous with swelling promise — You can wrestle your own way through these lines in Metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell’s long poem, The Garden, or you can Google for an … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park —

What is so fair as a day in May? When the sun shines from a blue sky on the tender green emerging everywhere.  When young spring flowers elbow forward with a single message, “Look at me!”,  whether boldly or shyly, … Continue reading

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(A poem in today’s Writer’s Almanac inspired me to go out into this chilly raw first day of April in search of tender green leaves. Here’s what I brought back — and healthier for the outing — to companion Linda Pastan‘s wonderfully … Continue reading

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In Other Words: Nature’s First Green

FOOTNOTE BELOW  * Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing … Continue reading

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