SPRING. SPRING. SPRING HAS DONE SPRUNG.
I will not be deterred by random sneak attacks of snow and ice. I will NOT. I will celebrate the tenacity and verve of the crocuses.
Here is one of my favorite poems – I was introduced to this poet in college by one of my most beloved professors. He (the professor, not the poet) took us outside on a spring day, and had us read Mr. Hopkins in time with the sunshine.
My sweet little literature loving heart was full to the brim, I tell you.
Pied Beauty by Gerald Manley Hopkins
Source: Gerard Manley Hopkins: Poems and Prose (Penguin Classics, 1985)