Monday, March 05, 2012
"O! Thou bright and beautiful day,
First bright day of Spring,
Bringing the slumbering life into play,
Giving the leaping bird his wing!
I see thy forms o'er the parting earth,
In the tender shoots of the grassy blade,
In the thousand plants that spring to birth,
On the valley's side in the home of shade.
There are life and joy in thy coming Spring!
Thou hast no tidings of gloom and death:
But buds thou shakest from every wing,
And sweets thou breathest with every breath."
-William Gilmore Simms