Monday, April 18, 2011

Soft Spring Whites

I think of the garden after the rain;

And hope to my heart comes singing,

At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,

And the Easter bells be ringing!

-- Edna Dean Proctor

"So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; and He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth" (Hosea 6:3).

Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter

That maketh the leaf and the flower come out.

-- Bertran de Born

" 'Come now, and let us reason together,' says the Lord, 'Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool' " (Isaiah 1:18).

Ye sleeping buds, break

Open your green cerements, and wake

To fragrant blossoming for His sweet sake.

-- Margaret French Patton

"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me" (Psalm 51:10).

'Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees

Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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