April 19, 2017
Springtime reflections, Spring is in the air.

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!

Sitting Bull

'the coming of Spring is like the creation of Cosmos out of Chaos and the realization of the Golden Age'

Henry David Thoreau

Spring is the time of plans and projects.

Leo Tolstoy



The first day of spring was once the time for taking the young virgins into the fields, there in dalliance to set an example in fertility for nature to follow. Now we just set the clocks an hour ahead and change the oil in the crankcase.




Sweet springtime is my time is your time is our time for springtime is love time and viva sweet love.


The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.

Harriet Ann Jacobs


Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'

Robin Williams

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

Mark Twain


The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.

Bernard Williams

I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face.

Langston Hughes

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.

Christopher Morley

The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day. When the sun is out and the wind is still, You're one month on in the middle of May. But if you so much as dare to speak, a cloud come over the sunlit arch, And wind comes off a frozen peak, And you're two months back in the middle of March.

Robert Frost

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.

Robert H. Schuller


Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.

Ellis Peters

If we had not winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Bradstreet

Beauty . . . is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

Oscar Wilde

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.

Hal Borland

What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.

Kobayashi Issa

Charity is like warmth in springtime or summer that causes grass, plants, and trees to grow. Without charity, or spiritual warmth, nothing grows.

Emanuel Swdenborg

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.

Anne Bradstreet

Every man and every living creature has a sacred right to the gladness of springtime.

Leo Tolstoy

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills

When all at once I saw a crowd

A host of golden daffodils

Beside the lake beneath the trees

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

William Wordsworth



I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.

Henry Matisse



April is a promise that May is bound to keep.

Hal Borland

April ... hath put a spirit of youth in everything.

William Shakespeare

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.

Henry Van Dyke


Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.

Thomas Tusser

Are we to look at cherry blossoms only in full bloom, the moon only when it is cloudless? To long for the moon while looking on the rain, to lower the blinds and be unaware of the passing of the spring - these are even more deeply moving. Branches about to blossom or gardens strewn with flowers are worthier of our admiration.

Yoshida Kenko




If people did not love one another, I really don't see what use there would be in having any spring.

Victor Hugo

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

Anne Marrow Lindbergh

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Mark Twain


Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!

Wallace Stevens

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

Anne Marrow Lindbergh

A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.

Emily Dickinson

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley


Not every sky will be blue and not every day is springtime. So on the spiritual path a person learns to find this kind of happiness without needing nice things to happen on the outside. Rather, you find happiness by being who you really are. This isn't mystical. Young children are happy being who they are. The trick is to regain such a state when you are grown and have seen the light and dark sides of life.

Deepak Chopra

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.

Rainer Maria Rilke


The spring's already at the gate

With looks my care beguiling;

The country round appeareth straight

A flower-garden smiling.

Heinrich Heine

Now Nature hangs her mantle green
On every blooming tree,
And spreads her sheets o'daisies white
Out o'er the grassy lea.

Robert Burns



Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.

Rainer Maria Rilke

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.

e.e. cummings

Pippa's Song

The year's at the spring

The day's at the morn

Morning's at seven,

The Hill side'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

The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun's kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.

Julian Grenfell


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

Margaret Atwood

April is the cruelest month, T.S. Eliot wrote, by which I think he meant (among other things) that springtime makes people crazy. We expect too much, the world burgeons with promises it can't keep, all passion is really a setup, and we're doomed to get our hearts broken yet again. I agree, and would further add: Who cares? Every spring I go out there anyway, around the bend, unconditionally. ... Come the end of the dark days, I am more than joyful. I'm nuts.

Barbara Kingsolver

The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song as naturally as the green leaves break through the dead branches in springtime.

Alma Gluck

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

George Santayana


Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.

Wilton E. Hall

She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.


Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.

Martin Luther

Springtime is at hand. When will you ever bloom, if not here and now?

Angelus Silesius

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Khalil Gibran


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