24 mai 2009

Darling buds of May..


"The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearled;
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, The Year's at the Spring


"Now the bright morning-star, Day’s harbinger,
Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her
The flowery May, who from her green lap throws
The yellow cowslip and the pale primrose.
Hail, bounteous May, that dost inspire
Mirth, and youth, and warm desire!
Woods and groves are of thy dressing;
Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing.
Thus we salute thee with our early song,
And welcome thee, and wish thee long."
- John Milton, Song on a May Morning, 1660


"It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing
that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace
he knows not what."
- John Galsworthy


"What is so sweet and dear
As a prosperous morn in May,
The confidant prime of the day,
And the dauntless youth of the year,
When nothing that asks for bliss,
Asking aright, is denied,
And half of the world a bridegroom is
And half of the world a bride?"
- Sir William Watson, Ode in May


"Daughter of heaven and earth, coy Spring,
With sudden passion languishing,
Teaching barren moors to smile,
Painting pictures mile on mile,
Holds a cup of cowslip wreaths
Whence a smokeless incense breathes."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, May Day


"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom,
maybe your soul has never been in bloom."
- Audra Foveo

6 kommentarer:

Kristin`s hjem sa...

Takk for en kjempehyggelig kommentar hos meg,det setter jeg stor pris på. For noen flotte dikt.Du har helt rett,man burde stoppe opp noenganger.

Ønsker deg en flott kveld videre. Klem

M sa...


Hei hei!
TUSEN takk for dine ord hos meg, det setter jeg veldig pris på.

I morgen er det mer muntert!
Da fortsetter jeg Norgesglasskonkurransen, håper du tar en tur innom da også,
klem fra M

lise sa...

For en koselig blogg du har - helt ny for meg. Jeg kommer tilbake, dog!

Simba 1 sa...

Hei! Du har så mye fint! Det er en fryd å se.
Men jeg må bare spørre, helt på sidelinjen: hvor har du plukket opp uttrykket "Darling buds of May"? Det er en jazzete perle jeg synger, som har nettopp dette uttrykket i seg, og som jeg ikke har hørt andre steder :-) (Shall I compare Thee to a Summers day"

Eva Mari sa...

Tusen takk for koselige kommentarer, jenter!

Og Simba, - det er gode gamle Billy Shake, ja. Fra en av sonettene, - et øyeblikk...

- Sonnet #18
Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And Summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And oft' is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd:
But thy eternal Summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Klem fra meg :D

M sa...

Takk for det!
Morsomt! Gøy å se hva alle finner på!
Klem fra meg