Each season brings a beauty of its own, though I must admit, spring is by far my favorite season of the year. As the beautiful flowers and dormant plants bloom once again, brown landscapes are once again filled with a lush green color. These stunning images, accompanied by one of my favorite poems: 'Spring' by Gerard Manley Hopkins are reminiscent of this glorious season.
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Nothing is so beautiful as Spring -
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush,
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring,
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush,
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush,
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
What is all this juice and all this joy?
A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning,
In Eden garden. – Have, get, before it cloy,
Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,
Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,
Most, O maid’s child, thy choice and worthy the winning.