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The Soul of April:

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OVER the wintry threshold
Who comes with joy to-day,
So frail, yet so enduring,
To triumph o'er dismay?

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Ah, quick her tears are springing,
And quickly they are dried,
For sorrow walks before her,
But gladness walks beside.

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She comes with gusts of laughter,—
The music as of rills;
With tenderness and sweetness,—
The wisdom of the hills.

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Her hands are strong to comfort,
Her heart is quick to heed.
She knows the signs of sadness,
She knows the voice of need.

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There is no living creature,
However poor or small,
But she will know its trouble
And hasten to its call.

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Oh, well they fare forever,
By mighty dreams possessed,
Whose hearts have lain a moment
On that eternal breast.
                    
           ~"The Soul of April" by Bliss Carmen from April Airs, 1916

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Images 1-6 by
Georges Lévêque 
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Images 7-10 via Brittany Tourism 
Images 11-14 via Jardin du Botrain, facebook
Image 15 via Association des Parcs et Jardins de Bretagne
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10 comments:

Splenderosa said...

This is one of the most beautiful & evocative blog posts I've ever seen, LeAnn. I am so very happy I know you. xx's

Acquired Objects said...

LeAnn that's a beautiful poem and you make me dream of gardening. Tomorrow, I get to dig tomorrow. That woven seat around the tree above is amazing!You've given me a few ideas here with these stunning pictures.

XX
Debra~

hawknitr13 said...

i could not believe what i was looking at when i opened your post today!! gorgeous, stunning, breath-taking!!! thank you for sharing it!
^)^linda(IA-USA)

Anonymous said...

Blissful,April Child, Just guessing, but is April the birth month of the "enchanting" LeAnn?If so I wish you serendipitous surprises throughout the month. Okay... even if it isn't, I wish this for you! Thanks for sharing so much beauty with all of us. Namaste, Redema

LeAnn said...

Thanks so much, Redema. You are correct. It was my birthday yesterday and I was whisked away to Santa Barbara. :) xo~L

LeAnn said...

Hi, Linda. Are you new to l&l? Thank you for your comment and please visit again soon. Warmly~LeAnn

LeAnn said...

Hi, Debra. Hope you are enjoying gardening weather where you are. We are having a bit of rain today, but we all know what these April showers bring so I'll be patient and enjoy a bit of indoor activity today. Thanks for stopping by. xo~L

LeAnn said...

Hello, Marsha. Thanks so much. I am happy to know you, too! Stay well! xo~L

Jody and Stan said...

Love this blog, it just inspired me with all your wonderful words and photos. I'm a new follower.

Jody

LeAnn said...

Welcome, Jody! I just visited your blogs...loved seeing the baby hummingbirds. This year we have a mother nesting in the tree just outside our living room window. I worried about her during a big rain storm we had a couple of days ago but she seems to have coped fine.
Happy you found linen & lavender. I'll be visiting you again soon, too. Warmly~LeAnn

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