Thursday, April 22, 2010
I wandered with the sneering crowd...or Welcome, sweet Springtime (part 3)
I cannot take credit for the following, but it made me laugh:
There once was a poet named Will
Who tramped his way over a hill
And was speechless for hours
Over some stupid flowers
This was years before TV, but still.
To redeem myself, here’s a better poem, plus some forsythia, a few dandelions for Putz, and a goldfinch thrown in for good measure.
Nothing Gold Can Stay
by Robert Frost
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafs a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
(Photograph © by James G. Howes, 2003)
At the house where we lived from 1999 until 2003, goldfinches arrived in profusion. They loved the thistle seed we put out for them. But ever since we moved seven years ago from there to our current house, thirty miles to the north, I had not seen a single goldfinch until yesterday, when a pair of them visited our Leyland cypress trees.
This post is my way of saying “thank you” to them.
Spring, by the way, is also pink and purple:
Wood-violets:(Wood-violet photo by Maia C. on Flickr)
But if yellow is your thing, see the previous post for daffodils.