2.16.2006

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What the Bird said Early in the Year

I heard in Addisons's Walk a bird sing clear
'This year the summer will come true. This year. This year.

'Winds will not strip the blossom from the apple trees
This year, nor want of rain destroy the peas.

'This year time's nature will no more defeat you,
Nor all the promised moments in their passing cheat you.

'This time they will not lead you round and back
To Autumn, one year older, by the well-worn track.

'This year, this year, as all these flowers foretell,
We shall escape the circle and undo the spell.

'Often deceived, yet open once again your heart,
Quick, quick, quick, quick! -the gates are drawn apart.'

C.S. Lewis

10 comments:

Sandig said...

... posting and communication has been hampered this week by the fact that I am very busy. At the moment it is sleeting and there is quite a thunderstorm outside... snow and rain and thunder and lightning... not a good combo. Heres to hoping the power stays on!! Im off again. I think we may be in for an ice storm. :)

The Creative Death said...

This is beautiful! I love the CS poem to go with it...
Wow, sounds like some crazy weather... I wish we could get some over here...its just cold.
Hope you stay warm without any power!

Tim Halberg said...

so graphic, so awesome, and I LOVE CS Lewis!!! :-)

Arun said...

very nice!

Rohit Talwar said...

nice pictures, nice lines!

jacksonT said...

love the photos AND CS Lewis!

Cezi said...

Just beautiful!

Intern said...

This is awesome!!!

Foolosopher said...

rawks as usual!!;)

Photography said...

looks too early, not a single person to be seen,haha, gr8 shots :-)