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Spring

Spring

A PRAYER IN SPRING by Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
To which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends he will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

Spanish bluebells and hellebores in my spring garden.

Spanish bluebells and hellebores in my spring garden.

Apple blossoms in my garden in spring.

Apple blossoms in my garden in spring.

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen

How to Build a Bamboo Tri-Pod Trellis

How to Build a Bamboo Tri-Pod Trellis