Images of a Spring That Isn’t Here Yet
Compiled by Will Shaw
I don’t know about you, but I could use a little Spring! Here in the St. Louis area where I live, because of Covid-19, we’ve been asked to stay home, everything is closed. And I think you have a better chance of seeing an open restaurant than of actually seeing the sun! Other than a few teasing glimpses through broken clouds, I don’t remember our last real sunny day. The outside temperature is likewise un-springlike: 40’s and damp.
So, for those of you with a failing memory (like me), here’s a little photo essay with images from Unsplash.com, fortified with Emily Dickinson’s “A Light Exists in Spring”, providing a little reminder of what Spring is supposed to look like.
Please enjoy and stay well out there!
“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.”
And of course, it will soon be Easter.