Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dear March!

Dear March — Come in —
How glad I am —
I hoped for you before —

Put down your Hat —
You must have walked —
How out of Breath you are —
Dear March, Come right up the stairs with me —
I have so much to tell —

I got your Letter, and the Birds —
The Maples never knew that you were coming — till I called
I declare — how Red their Faces grew —
But March, forgive me — and
All those Hills you left for me to Hue —
There was no Purple suitable —
You took it all with you —

Who knocks? That April.
Lock the Door —
I will not be pursued —
He stayed away a Year to call
When I am occupied —
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come

That Blame is just as dear as Praise
And Praise as mere as Blame —

~ Emily Dickinson

(I always mean to stop and think about what that last bit means but, on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Perhaps another day - heigh ho. ;) )

I love March winds!! How about you?

Anyway! It wasn't but two days after my last post where I said that I was settled in for the long haul of winter that spring came. It came and settled in! The snow melted - the rivers were rushing - the sun was so warm, we barely needed sweaters - for two weeks it gently stayed with us and, then.... oh, hahahahaaa! Funny, Winter! Very funny! Just as I was thinking, "if spring wants to come a month and a half early, who am I to quibble?" Winter came back with a vengeance!! But I see mother nature's secret - there was a flock of robins on my lawn when I got home from church today...


  1. Hello Katy,

    I loved this poem about March by Emily Dickinson. For a moment as I read i,t I thought it was your beautiful words dear Katy. You write beautifully and are poetic, so step a little to the side Ms Emily, Katy is here and I am suggesting she write an ode to April and May and sure why stop here Katy keep going. Each mother deserves an Ode.

    What a beautiful surprise to have the robins serenade you today.

    Have a spectacular week
    Helen xx

  2. Yes it was wonderful spring weather today..i enjoy walking with Trevor...sitting outside...Yes love it...happy week love Ria x❤️