665. Come, gentle Spring! Ethereal Mildness! Come! ~James Thomson

Down, down, down and drip, drip, drip
falls the gray, gray, grayness of yet another rainy day.
And outside my feet go squish, squish, squish
from the rain and snow and rain and snow and rain,
but oh heavens no, no, no you won’t find me a fussin’
because now, my friends, a grow, grow, growin’
we’ll find the sweet green, green, greening things
of advancing, birthing, sprouting spring.
~Natalie Scarberry

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O the green things growing, the green things growing,
The faint sweet smell of the green things growing!
I should like to live, whether I smile or grieve,
Just to watch the happy life of my green things growing.

O the fluttering and the pattering of those green things growing!
How they talk each to each, when none of us are knowing;
In the wonderful white of the weird moonlight
Or the dim dreamy dawn when the cocks are crowing.

I love, I love them so – my green things growing!
And I think that they love me, without false showing;
For by many a tender touch, they comfort me so much,
With the soft mute comfort of green things growing.

And in the rich store of their blossoms glowing
Ten for one I take they’re on me bestowing:
Oh, I should like to see, if God’s will it may be,
Many, many a summer of my green things growing!

But if I must be gathered for the angel’s sowing,
Sleep out of sight awhile, like the green things growing,
Though dust to dust return, I think I’ll scarcely mourn,
If I may change into green things growing.
~Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~Ephesians 5:19b-20   ✝

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16 thoughts on “665. Come, gentle Spring! Ethereal Mildness! Come! ~James Thomson

  1. Oh, Natalie, the perfect poem for this season of in between. You always know what I need, and you never fail. Today I can see the ground again, and along with the mud, I can see green grass trying to grow, and trees with reddish buds trying to turn into green leaves. God is so good to me. He is so good to us all, if we only stop and listen, look around, and believe. You, my dear, are a true believer, and you are gathering His grace all around you and spreading it on to each person you touch. I am so blessed to have found you. Love, A.

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    • Thanks, Angie. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I’m so glad you can see the ground again even if it is muddy. That’s the way it is here too. God is definitely good to us all, my friend. That was such a lovely compliment about me gathering God’s grace all around me. How sweet of you to think so. I’m equally blessed to have found you too, missy. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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  2. Love the grow, grow growing and the sprout, sprout, sprouting of what is come, come, coming 🙂
    And oh, I love the fox!!!
    The sun shined, the thermostat shot up to 74—we’ve haven’t seen that since October!!!! but the rain returns tomorrow for the entire week—but at least it will be mild temperatures—
    Yay yay yay!!!!!!!

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    • Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. And I’m soooo
      glad the sun came out for you today and that it warmed up that much. I’m also glad to hear that though cloudy you’ll have milder temps this week. We’re gonna have some of the same with a few sunny patches thrown in here and there. Much love, N 🙂 ❤


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