The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.
O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? ~Percy Bysshe Shelley
Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year. ~Ogden Nash
A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana
Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire. ~Virgil
The seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other. ~Arthur Rubenstein
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! ~Wallace Stevens
Awake, thou wintry earth –
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~Proverb
Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. ~W. Earl Hall
Where man sees but withered leaves,
God sees sweet flowers growing.
In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. ~Aldo Leopold
The front door to springtime is a photographer’s best friend. ~Terri Guillemets
Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. ~Virgil A. Kraft
Spring is not the best of seasons.
Cold and flu are two good reasons;
wind and rain and other sorrow,
warm today and cold tomorrow.
Every spring is the only spring – a perpetual astonishment. ~Ellis Peters
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain
Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. ~William Shakespeare
Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate StephensTPVgb, Smith b.1849-d.1877, Stephens b.1853-d.1938; Smith was Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Kansas from 1872-1875
The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hillside’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!
April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go. ~Christopher Morley, John Mistletoe, 8; BMC
You can’t see Canada across lake Erie, but you know it’s there. It’s the same with spring. You have to have faith, especially in Cleveland. ~Paul Fleischman
Spring is nature’s way of saying, "Let’s party!" ~Robin Williams
If spring betrays summer, would autumn never arrive? ~Terri Guillemets
[W]ell-apparell’d April on the heel
Of limping winter treads…