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April hath put a spirit of youth in everyhting

Cheery Blssom


April hasth put a spirit of youth in everyhting.


William Shakespeare


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I stuck my head out of the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face.


Langston Hughes


Spring II


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April’s rare capricious loveliness.


Julia Dorr


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Well-apparel’d April on the heel Of limping Winter treads.


William Shakespeare


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A little madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.


Emily Dickinson


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The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day.


Robert Frost 


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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.


Robert Frost


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Winter’s done, and April’s in the skiss, Earth, look up with laughter in your eyes!


Charles G. D. Roberts


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Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.


Rainer Maria Rilke




Spring

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The spring is here! Unfortunately I’m very busy at the moment thus the scarce blog updates … will try to find some time for more updates though. I hope you too enjoy the spring time, wherever you are!


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All photos taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM.





The moon stalled behind the lake ...


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The moon stalled behind the lake

And looked like the open window

Of a hushed, brilliantly illuminated house,

Where something awful had taken place.


Was the owner brought in dead?

Have the mistress and her lover fled?

Or did the little girl disappear - 

And by the creek they found her slipper …


From the earth it wasn’t visible.

Sensing dire misfortune, we suddenly grew still.

The eagle owls shrieked for the repose of souls,

And in the garden a stifling wind howled.



by Anna Akhmatova, translated by Judith Hemschemeyer.

Anna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966) is recognized as one of the greatest twentieth-century Russian poets.




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