What a thrill it is to see baby leaves busting out!
Winter hung in there, like an invalid refusing to die.
Day after grey day the ice stayed hard;
the world remained unfriendly and cold.”
~ Neil Gaiman, Odd and the Frost Giants
(Source ~ goodreads.com)
It's so refreshing to see this:
Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
~ L.H. Bailey
We're Ready for Spring Too!
Spirit Muley and Friends
ANTONIO VIVALDI - La primavera
( SPRING CONCERTO NO. 1)
Source: You Tube ~ SimonSAlba
This popular Vivaldi violin concerto
is divided into three movements.
The counter below lets you know where each part begins.
0:00 1) Allegro3:30 2) Largo
6:20 3) Allegro Pastorale
Note: A poet, perhaps Vivaldi himself,
wrote fours sonnets to go with
the four concertos in The Four Seasons.
It is uncertain if the music was written
to accompany the sonnets
or if the sonnets were written
to accompany the music.
The spring sonnet is divided into three parts,
just as the concerto is divided into three movements.
(Translation - the original Italian is written in sonnet form
with fourteen lines and a specific rhyme pattern and structure.)
Springtime is upon us.
The birds celebrate her return with festive song,
and murmuring streams are softly caressed by the breezes.
Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar,
casting their dark mantle over heaven,
Then they die away to silence,
and the birds take up their charming songs once more.
On the flower-strewn meadow,
with leafy branches rustling overhead,
the goat-herd sleeps, his faithful dog beside him.
Led by the festive sound of rustic bagpipes,
nymphs and shepherds lightly dance
beneath the brilliant canopy of spring.
| Antonio Vivaldi Source: Wikimedia|
So here's to the first baby leaves busting out,
returning robins, and happy deer!
Blankets of snow may still come in our Colorado April,
but they can't hold back
the excitement of returning spring!