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Re: Spring!

I wander'd lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed - and gazed - but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
ex Consultant NHS


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Bit too heavy today, but things may improve:

http://poems.com/today.php

OK, just opened Normans link:- thisone here is definirtely naff when wanting to be cheered up!
My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
ex Consultant NHS


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We;re in the Aveyron. Our daffodils were in full bloom in the third week of January. Now we have the wettest conditions ever. This weather is just silly!
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The weather is not silly - it is winter, and just now my garden looks as good as any of the neighbours' - just a white blanket.
Andy

A European Rahinja.
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Re: Spring!

Have enjoyed all your contributions.  Some old favourites and some new unknowns.

As ALBF has pointed out, it is not yet spring in France........so don't believe the evidence of your own eyes!

Therefore here is a bit of Grand Corps Malade's les quatre saisons where he describes the bit just after Christmas but before spring proper:

j'ai vu la nuit qui tombait tôt
mais les gens qui marchaient plus vite
j'ai vu la chaleur des bistrots
avec de la buée sur les vitres

là dessus la nature est fidèle
j'ai vu le jour se lever tard
j'ai vu les guirlandes de Noël
qui me foutent le cafard ?
j'ai aimé avoir les mains gelées
pour les mettre au fond de mes poches
j'ai adoré marcher dehors
quand tu sais que la maison est proche

j'ai souris bêtement
en voyant qu'il n'y avait plus
de fleurs sur les balcons
j'ai regardé le ciel tout blanc
y avait même des flocons

certains matins j'ai vu que le givre
avait squatté derrière les fenêtres
j'ai vu les gens revenir du ski
avec la marque des lunettes

je commençais juste à m'y habituer
mais les jours ont rallongé
j'ai compris que le printemps
allait emménager



Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
from Fle pour les curieux
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Re: Spring!

Nimty, so glad you have come out of hibernation at last, but beware late cold an frost damaging your wings.
Ticking over, just about.
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Re: Spring!

Yes, in February we’re in winter, but looking forward to spring is a treat at this time of year.

One of my favourites:

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.

AE Housman


Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.


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Been off line due to several different circumstances, and what a trouble I had to get back on ... happily, I can now start looking, and more importantly, responding, again.

I used to sing a song "Spring, Spring, who loves the Spring", but without looking it up I cannot now remember the words, though I can remember the tune very well!

No snow here (well maybe a few floccons in the wind), but now cold, bright enough, but we have the usual problems of "feels like", so spring is definitely NOT here, even in the south of France, yet!



Judith
ex W1, via 47 and 11 and now [just] in 34, equidistant from Carcassonne, Narbonne and Béziers, where I hope we'll finally stay!!

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