Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Light and Lightness of Spring

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 hills
That silence cannot overtake,
But human nature feels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

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.

E. Dickenson

p.s. Is that a Point Loma Parrot??? Yum, I'm drooling!

Skittles, The Huntress
The Whole Kitten Kaboodle

1 comment:

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

That is such a wonderful poem! It really makes me feel the greatness of spring.