Monday, May 27, 2013

Mrs Bale updates with a poem

Pippa's Song
 
The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearl'd;
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 (1812-1889)


11 comments:

  1. What is that beautiful pink blossom then? And has all the snow and rain retreated - I do hope so for you.

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    1. A late crabapple. This is its best year even with the snow! Yes, all the snow has left us. The power came on after 21 hours. You can see the sunshine and blue skies have returned! Hooray.

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  2. Aah, Browning! Isn't that beautiful? I really like him, but he seems to be rather forgotten these days.

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    1. I put up what I call his April poem (you may find it under the poems tab) a few years back. I am fond of him, and mean to sit down with his poems more often.

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  3. Oh my gosh, the post below was amazing...all that snow in late May! (Mrs Bales' suggestion was a good one.) And it melted so quickly (I guess that was to be expected this time of year.) I'm not at all used to snow (in just usually rains and rains in Oregon) especially this time of year!

    Today's post is wonderful...I hope the lilacs survived mostly and this blossom is so beautiful and Robert Browning's poem is a wonderful old favorite and perfect. (And BTW, I wonder if kids ever still memorize poems in school? ).

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    1. They did indeed 'survive mostly.' We've got some trimming to do. The silver maple lost some big branches, and a poplar fell on a little apple tree - all things I didn't show on the blog because they aren't right close to the house, and I wasn't going to walk a ways in the snow to snap pics. :<) There has been a lot of press about poetry in schools, spearheaded in great part by Caroline Kennedy. Her latest book is Poems to Learn By Heart and it just came out a couple months ago. I am so fond of that woman.

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  4. One of my very favorite poems!

    Heading home from Oregon. Hope the air isn't quite so bumpy between here (Denver) and Omaha!!

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    1. I thought of you when I posted it. The words seemed the best way for Mrs B to describe life around here after the storm.
      I so don't like flying. :<)

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  5. I am glad to know that it was just a brief interlude with the snow, and hope it won't return to your area until late November or so.

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    1. I'm sure it will be before late November!

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  6. I so love the character Mrs Bale - and often I announce that "dinner will be ready in 4 minutes!" etc. My better half just thinks I'm strange... Cheers

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