A Color stands abroad

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

~Emily Dickinson

A hillside in Mănăstireni, where Saci and I traveled one day.

Treasures I found in the Visky’s garden, Saturday, when March came in like a lamb and out like a lion all on one day.

I wanted to share with you a musical version of e.e. cummings “i thank you god”; it’s always stuck in my head this time of year.  But blogdom requires extra money to post audio files.  Oh, well.  You shouldn’t be sitting there at your computer listening to music, anyway.  You should be outside with your arms wide open, breathing in the benediction of spring.

Romanian journeys forthcoming.



About Cassidhe Hart

My favorite times of the year: when the weather is first cold enough to put socks on and when the weather is first warm enough to take my socks off.
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3 Responses to A Color stands abroad

  1. Delaney says:

    The poem’s beautiful, and so are the pictures. And I like the wasy “Benidction of Spring” sounds…but don’t you mean “Benidiction of Winter?” Spring’s not over yet. I love you!!!!!!

  2. Bird,
    Thanks! Benediction, however, doesn’t have to be something you say at the end of something. It literally means “good speaking,” and a benediction can be spoken at any time – like a blessing.
    Also, how many email addresses do you HAVE?
    Love you honey bunches of oats,

  3. Delaney says:

    Ahhhh I see. Well that makes more sense now. I only have three. This was actually my first fake email…it was for things like pandora. But then I wanted a gmail so I could video chat with LaSheena cause skype wasn’t working…so…yeah, only three 🙂

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