Flower Chorus

 

“O such a commotion under the ground,
When March called, “Ho, there! ho!”
Such spreading of rootlets far and wide,
Such whisperings to and fro!
“Are you ready?” the Snowdrop asked,
” ‘Tis time to start, you know.”
“Almost, my dear!” the Scilla replied,
“I’ll follow as soon as you go.”
Then “Ha! ha! ha!” a chorus came
Of laughter sweet and slow,
From millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.

“I’ll promise my blossoms,” the Crocus said,
“When I hear the blackbird sing.”
And straight thereafter Narcissus cried,
“My silver and gold I’ll bring.”
“And ere they are dulled,” another spoke,
“The Hyacinth bells shall ring.”
But the Violet only murmured, “I’m here,”
And sweet grew the air of Spring.
Then “Ha! ha! ha!” a chorus came
Of laughter sweet and low,
From millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.

O the pretty brave things, thro’ the coldest days
Imprisoned in walls of brown,
They never lost heart tho’ the blast shrieked loud,
And the sleet and the hail came down;
But patiently each wrought her wonderful dress,
Or fashioned her beautiful crown,
And now they are coming to lighten the world
Still shadowed by winter’s frown.
And well may they cheerily laugh “Ha! ha!”
In laughter sweet and low,
The millions of flowers under the ground,
Yes, millions beginning to grow.”

 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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19 responses to “Flower Chorus

  1. Lovely celebration of spring! Trumpeting millions of flowers sprouting their joyful caps…

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  2. Mmm, excellent choice in sharing today 🙂

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  3. What a beautiful song to herald Spring Jewels😊

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  4. It is miraculous, isn’t it? Such a glorious thing!

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  5. So so lovely!! 💖🌸💖🌸💖🌸

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  6. Wonderful poem and great photo of the crocus.

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  7. Let’s all celebrate together!! (Apologies to antipodes friends!)
    💕

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  8. A beautiful poem heralding spring with gaiety and charm . The pictures highlight its beauty. Thank you

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