'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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March 20, 2013

Not here, not yet, but soon...





Going south, we watched spring
unroll like a proper novel:
forsythia, dogwood, rose;
bare trees, green lace, full shade.
By the time we arrived in Georgia
the complications were deep.
When we drove back, we read
from back to front. Maroon went wild,
went scarlet, burned once more
and then withdrew into pink,
tentative, still in bud.
I thought if only we could go on
and meet again, shy as strangers.

'Fiction,' by Lisel Mueller, from this morning's Writer's Almanac

Spring has been slippery, slushy and sunny, so far {but then again it is only two hours old. There's time.} I hope yours is beautiful!



{painting on Etsy}

2 comments:

Bellezza said...

Love your alliteration about Spring being slippery, slushy and slow to arrive. As I write I sit in flannels and fleece, but I guess I've never minded winter. I'd rather be cold than hot, rather be in front of a fire than an air conditioner. Still, your words and painting bring a lovely hint of spring to come.

JoAnn said...

I've had the experience of watching spring unfold on a drive south - truly a wonderful sight to behold. Not such a lovely sight today as the 'lake effect' snow continues to fall...

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