Monday, March 21, 2011

Magical Moment 410, "Come Spring"

An man once said in the frustration of the winter season, "I get so angry at the snow. It kills the plants and leaves my trees bare."

His wife reminded him, "The trees are bare, but they haven't been killed by the snow. All the moisture is giving them the strength they need to bloom again come spring."

And spring has come!

Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!

~Thomas Blackburn, 
"An Easter Hymn"