Wednesday, April 26, 2006

it is, after all, springtime.

i'd forgotten the beauty of language.

Winter Spring

A script of trees before the hill
Spells cold, with laden serifs; all the walls
Are battlemented still;
But winter spring is winnowing the air
Of chill, and crawls
Wet-sparkling on the gutters;
Walls wince, and there's the steal of waters.

Now all this proud royaume
Is Veniced. Through the drift's mined dome
One sees the rowdy rusted grass,
And we're amazed as windows stricken bright.
This too-soon spring will pass
Perhaps tonight,
And doubtless it is dangerous to love
This somersault of seasons;
But I am weary of
The winter way of loving things for reasons.

-- Richard Wilbur, Winter Spring


At 10:58 PM, April 27, 2006, Blogger SM said...

It's beautiful!

(need I also point out that it begs to be set to music -grins-)


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