What does the word spring mean to you?
This thought crossed my mind as I was driving through my village late one afternoon, admiring the beauty of the blossom trees on the route home. They are truly amazing at this time of year, quite astounding in fact. They are dotted around my village and in the many gardens that I pass on my way. Along the High Street are three identical trees in blossom and look quite stunning as I turn left onto the road.
This made me think about the great English poet ‘William Wordsworth’, what a fortunate surname he had being a poet, as words are worth a great deal to all mankind. I diversify. The English Romantic Movement in poetry began with the Lyrical Ballads (1798) by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Wordsworth wrote about the mystical celebrations of nature. His most famous ‘The Daffodils’ is one of my favourites, however he wrote, ‘Lines Written In Early Spring’ another poem dedicated to the beauty of nature.
The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure-
But the least motion which they made,
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.
Spring this year began on 20th March. The transition from winter to spring is marked by the days getting longer, the temperature rising and the plants blossoming, as I have witnessed today. We can enjoy our spring season officially until 21st June, when the season changes once again as we transcend into summer.
I wish you all a very enjoyable spring season.
What do you enjoy the most about this amazing season, of new birth and new growth?