My Spring Sonnet

I meant to do my work today ~
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
and a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.

And the wind went sighing over the land
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand,
So what could I do but laugh and go?

~ Richard LeGallienne

In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been. I hope you’ve been spending some time out in the blossoming world too!

Be back soon ~


“A New Perspective”

The little cares that fretted me, I lost them yesterday
Among the fields above the sea,
Among the winds at play,
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees.
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.
The foolish fears of what may happen,
I cast them all away
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the husking of the corn
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born,
Out in the fields with God.

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I found this poem while I was visiting Peggy’s Daybook site the other day and just had to print it out to read over and over again. It is so true that getting out into God’s world and sitting amidst His creation gets our perspective right again and He has so much to teach us about Himself this way. I think this is one of the reasons I like to sit on my front porch when the weather allows and just drink in the beauty and glory of His work – which ends up refreshing my soul every time.

It will be another lovely day here today, so I think that I will be sitting in that rocker on the front porch while the children play and explore.


Spring Song

“The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hillside’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in His heaven–
All’s right with the world!”

-Robert Browning

Have a wonderful weekend!