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The Kiss of Spring

Valerie shared this wonderful poem today...its message of hope and promise really lifts my spirits - enjoy! ♥

The Kiss of Spring
(by Donal Harrington and Julie Kavanagh)

Such is the grip of winter - we long to escape;
such is the darkness of winter - we yearn for the sun.

Yet, in the grip of darkness
restless seeds struggle towards the light;
from the darkness of the earth buds will burst forth
and dull landscapes will be splashed with colour.

Spring invites us into expectation,
kisses us in anticipation,
awakens us from the quiet months
and enlivens our yearning hearts.

As life breaks out from the earth
the Lord of Spring,
working in our hearts,
calls us to new birth.

As life breaks out from the earth
the Lord of Spring,
working in our church,
calls us to new hope.

As life breaks out from the earth
the Lord of Spring,
working in our world
calls us to new vitality.

Spring bursting forth on the grounds of the Villa Borghese in Rome:
(Photo is from my March 06 trip with my mom and sister.)

Comments (10)

The claret ashes are turning here...


Ah Leslie, I forgot it has just turned autumn for you, hasn't it? Love your comment, has a poetic ring to it!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, beautiful poem! Thank you (and your friend Valerie) so much for sharing it with us. And I love that photo with your mom and the beautiful spring flowers.

Have a beautiful Friday Anne!

Barb Cabot:

Ann lovely words and that photo is breath taking. I think a piece of heaven must look like this.


Anne, what a beautiful, beautiful photo!

And a lovely poem.

Beautiful poem and photo. I used to love spring. We really don't have a spring here but we do have certain flowers that do bloom in March/April.


Thanks everyone, glad you all enjoyed this! Our weekend has been gorgeous, finally feels like spring is in the air!


Anne, thank you. The poem is lovely and the photo so special.


You're most welcome Jane! The photo is definitely a special memory. It was wonderful being able to share my first visit to Rome with my mom and sister :)

The photo is exquisite!
Thank you for sharing it with us.

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