Spring always seems such a very hope filled time, new life surrounds us with blossoms and flowers beginning to bud and lambs playing in the fields.
There’s something about sunshine that taps into the smile making part of many people’s brains too I think, (it certainly works that way for me and for many of the people I meet on my chaplaincy travels).
Daffodils and tulips, violets and bluebells, daisies and poppies; which are your favourite spring flowers? There just seems to be a riot of beautiful colours around at this time of year.
I found a poem to share that speaks to me of spring-time. I hope that you enjoy
Daisy Time by Marjorie Pickthall
See, the grass is full of stars, fallen in their brightness; Hearts they have of shining gold, rays of shining whiteness.
Buttercups have honeyed hearts, Bees they love the clover, but I love the daisies’ dance, all the meadow over.
Blow, O blow, you happy winds, singing summer’s praises, up the field and down the field, A-dancing with the daisies.
I’m not so sure about the happy winds lol, I never find wind to be too happy though I love a gentle breeze.
But dancing with the daisies definitely sounds more joyful. I hope that you’ve been able to enjoy a bit of relaxing in nature and the lovely weather we’ve had over the Easter break.
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