Monday, 20 March 2017

First Day of Spring

The Year's At The Spring - Poem by Robert Browning

The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his Heaven—
All's right with the world!

Poem Hunter

I made it back home from St P's today about 30 minutes before the delightful Spring rain hammered down across the land.  I now wake about six in the morning which is good and the day is almost bright, bar the gray clouds that is. 

Spring - Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Birds' love and birds' song
Flying here and there,
Birds' song and birds' love
And you with gold for hair!
Birds' song and birds' love
Passing with the weather,
Men's song and men's love,
To love once and forever.

Men's love and birds' love,
And women's love and men's!
And you my wren with a crown of gold,
You my queen of the wrens!
You the queen of the wrens --
We'll be birds of a feather,
I'll be King of the Queen of the wrens,
And all in a nest together.

Poem Hunter

Today, without telling the Scots, Theresa May spoke of the date she begins the Brexit process.  The condescending selfishness of the woman is giving many Scots the desire to vote indy!   Today I notice May, in her three hundred pound trousers and several hundred pound outfits posing for a glossy magazine.  How nice to take time of to present yourself, no man would do such a thing.  Arrogant, ignorant to and off Scotland, failing to accept the losses that will accrue she rushes into leaving the EU with no trade deals of any sort ready.  
Disaster awaits.

Oh and there is this!

Stronger in Europe!


the fly in the web said...

Two poets whose work i like very much. Are they still out of fashion?

Jenny Woolf said...

The country might well have wanted Brexit, but there is no evidence that they ever wanted a hard Brexit, or the break up of the union, or supported May's battle to stop Parliament having a say. The country wanted another £350m a week for the NHS, but May is happy to break that promise. The government is simply lying, but then that is not surprising, it has always lied. I think the greatest tragedy for Britain is that the opposition has given up on its duty to democracy. They are paid a lot of money to fight to stop the government just doing what it likes, but all they've done is moan and look inwards at themselves in a way that is surely unprecedented in our history. Corbyn holds a position of enormous national power, and has just trashed it and let May get away with everything. He's just as bad as whoever is pulling the strings over Brexit, at least the moguls and mafia and scam artists are not being paid out of public funds to just mess around.

Still, as you say, I am also appreciating Spring. thank goodness nature can still work her magic.

Adullamite said...

Fly, Most poets are out of fashion yet they keep reappearing.

Jenny, Yes Corbyn has been a disappointment, it was to be hoped he would revive Labour instead it just disappeared.

Jenny Woolf said...

Yes, but sorry for the rant. I think I am resigned to it but sometimes it suddenly hits me! :)

Adullamite said...

Jenny, Never withhold your rants, I tend to agree with them.