Friday, January 15, 2010

Joy of Spring



(my favorite drink: pomegranate juice and club soda)

I am already waiting for Spring. I am tired of the cold, snow, and dreary days that linger longer than I would like. I know, I know, I should just enjoy the moment. Winter was at one time, my favorite season. I am craving warmer and sunnier these days.

The birds
brought seeds
and flowers and bits
of brightly colored
string and placed them in
her hair while she slept so
that she would remember
the wild joy of
spring
when she
finally
awoke.
~Brian Andreas

This prose made me desire the warmth even more, and reading it gave me the feeling of lightness, whatever that means. :)

18 comments:

steven said...

hello sixpence - i love the autumn. spring and summer are good friends. the winter i have learned to appreciate and understand but really honestly - love doesn't enter into it for me!!! thanks for this heart-warming post. let's hope for some real warmth soon!! steven

GYPSYWOMAN said...

hey lady - love love this image!!! and the verse - perfect together -

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GYPSYWOMAN said...

so sorry i hit the wrong key in my earlier comment and cyberworld got out of synch - anyway, meant also to mention pomegranate juice - my favorite, too, but with seltzer water - also love mango!

have a glorious sunny friday and weekend!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Lovely image and new header too.
Learning to love winter, am a summer girl at heart!

Happy Friday love.

Dustjacket Attic said...

That drink looks so refreshing and the picture is beautiful.

Happy weekend to you,
xxx

drollgirl said...

ooooooooooooooooooh, i want that drink right now!!!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i love Spring too! but then again, i live in Los Angeles, where there are no seasons!
xox alison

LENORENEVERMORE said...

That drink is delicious & packed with antioxidant I'm sure!
Stay warm darling...spring will be here before we kow it...errr???
ps: Thanks for the info~ so much more convenient!

xo*

Sophia said...

I'm with you. As much as I love the fresh fallen snow on the ground, making snow angels or having a snowball fight, I am SO ready for Spring and more sunshine! :)

WendyB said...

That looks like the best drink ever!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sixpence,

I enjoy pomegranate and soda too.
I hope that the weather warms up soon and you will be able to enjoy Spring and sunshiney days.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Anthony said...

Hey there, Six!
That cool, refreshing drink looks SOOO yummy! I must have one... Stat!

And I really enjoyed this combo of painting and prose. They play quite well together. I'm curious, is the artwork a Lempicka piece? Looks like it to me, but I'm no expert!

The poem is such a beautiful sentiment of both nature and Spring. I love whenever animals are portrayed as the innocent, benevolent creatures I believe them to be.

Thank you for this joyful and very spirit-warming post! :)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

hey lady - just dropping by to say hello and to see what's new and beautiful and exciting over this way - have a glorious weekend and please come when you can!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Beautiful poem, & I love the new header! I wish I were on a deserted beach or warm sunny porch reading a book and drinking a fruity drink. You know, I'm going through the same thing that you are this winter. I'm constantly cold, and the huge amounts of rain and gray skies are really getting to me this year. It's not a depressive state like seasonal affective disorder (although when I worked in an office, I suffered from it because I didn't see daylight). I'm just not very active and not as productive. It's bugging me. I don't know what has changed, but I think I need to move to a warmer climate.

Des said...

I couldn't agree more. I am definitely ready for Spring.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

hey lady - thought i'd just drop by for one of those delicious redspritzy drinks!!!

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