Spring has sprung!

Tina Woodruff

It is so very exciting to see the flowers bursting forth, the birds singing happily, and the blue skies hanging gloriously overhead! 

Emily Dickinson, ‘A Light Exists in Spring‘.

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period –
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels…

Written in around 1864 but not published until 1896 (as with many of Dickinson’s poems), ‘A Light Exists in Spring’ beautifully captures the way that spring slowly appears in our consciousness, like a light in the distance. The final stanza of Dickinson’s poem also seems to acknowledge what we now call ‘SAD’ or Seasonal Affective Disorder, with the passing of spring affecting our contentedness. Follow the link above to read the full poem and learn more about it.

Credit:  https://interestingliterature.com/2016/03/10-classic-spring-poems-everyone-should-read/

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