I promised with the return of the light and the fresh growth of Spring I too would create afresh. As a teenager I ran across a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins on the subject of Spring. Some lines have resonated with me as fresh as morning bird song ever since,
“Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing; ”
So, inspired anew by the time of year I’m going to try a new approach and bring to you some preliminary inspirations underlying a recent poem. The next post will show some images related to the poem which will then follow.
But for now, the snowdrops I came across yesterday, February 12th and loved the way they display themselves in glorious clusters. Where did I meet them? In a place in Wexford, Ireland, by name of Aiséirí, a beautiful Irish word meaning re-birth.