DEAR March, come in!
How glad I am!
I looked for you before.
Put down your hat—
You must have walked—
How out of breath you are!
Dear March, how are you?
And the rest?
Did you leave Nature well?
Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell!
I got your letter, and the bird’s;
The maples never knew
That you were coming,—I declare,
How red their faces grew!
But, March, forgive me—
And all those hills
You left for me to hue;
There was no purple suitable,
You took it all with you.
Who knocks? That April!
Lock the door!
I will not be pursued!
He stayed away a year, to call
When I am occupied.
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come,
That blame is just as dear as praise
And praise as mere as blame.
By: Emily Dickinson
For more garden musing, please see Carolyn at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago.
Dee, thanks for stopping by my blog. I replied to your comment there.
Wow! What gorgeous pictures you have here. We have a mountain immediately next to us, on the west side. So I unfortunately see no sunsets. Luckily others post pics of them!
Ah Muriel, we sometimes envy you your mountains. It’s all relative.~~Dee
I didn’t intend to remain anonymous above….
I fixed it.~~Dee
Thanks for stopping by the other day! We have had a few days that have made us think that spring is close but hten we end up with cold again…the birds have been busy and over the last few days, I have noticed that they seem to be pairing off, chasing each other through the garden…that must mean SOMETHING!!!
We’re all getting there. We had several days of warmth and sunshine before Sunday night. Then, we had rain and snow. Today is warmer.~~Dee
Mr. McGregor's Daughter says
Nice muse post – especially that great sunrise (?) shot. Pinks & purples, my favorite!
MMD, thank you. Yes, it is a beautiful sunrise.~~Dee
The sky in your photograph is just gorgeous … I enjoyed the poem. Still feeling very wintery here… so I like a reminder that there are places without snow!
Hi Kate, thank you for the kind words. Happy Muse Day!~~Dee
yeah, we’ve turned the corner to Springtime. Dee, I love your selection of this poetry…and having just looked back through February and your many entries, I can see you’re enjoying this blog-and-photo medium. Not just enjoying it, but relishing it!
Yeah, one small step for Dee, one big gift for her readers!
Gosh, Debra, thanks. That’s means a lot coming from you. I do love my blogging, although thus far, print writing pays the blogging bills.~~Dee
Weed Whackin Adventures says
Hello. I’m new to GBMD. And I’ve never been to your corner of the world. What a sky! Those colors are just breathtaking.
WWA, welcome to GBMD and to my garden spot. That sunrise was an exceptional morning.~~Dee
Another fantastic photo. You have so many of them!
Thanks, Aiyana. I like to take photographs, and the blog has given me an opportunity to indulge this passion of mine along with the other one of writing.~~Dee
How nice. It has been years since I have read that poem. Beautiful picture.
Deb, thank you.~~Dee
Very nice–so much more soothing than our comin’ in of March. (tis blowing a gale here and very, very unpleasant–supposed to snow, then rain. Ick) But it’ll pass…we keep telling ourselves…
Jodi, maybe you got the lion at the beginning, and perhaps, we’ll get the reverse.~~Dee
What a perfect way to start the month.
David, you made me laugh. Thanks for the smiles.~~Dee
Nancy Bond says
What a gorgeous photo…it looks like March came in like a lamb in Oklahoma. 🙂 Excellent Dickinson!
Thanks for stopping by, Nancy.~~Dee