Readiness


even the rock wall
is ready to shed
winter’s now dowdy coat

10 thoughts on “Readiness”

  1. “April is the cruelest month” – T.S. Eliot understood all too well. Haven’t we had this conversation before? Last winter? The one before? Isn’t much of life like this, waiting, waiting for Spring… for something to bloom?

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    1. I always think March is the cruelest month – and then April arrives. I think in your new climate spring should reach you much sooner with all of her tender administrations.

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      1. ”Tis true – we have daffodils and forsythia in bloom, and mid50s most days. It’s a welcome change, and indeed very tender. Sorry we missed NH’s 18in April snow!

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  2. Threadbare, I’d say. Time to spruce up. (And if you think that has to do with trees in New England, check this out:
    ” ‘Spruce’ moved from being an adjective, describing leather and other goods from Prussia [16th century] to a verb, meaning ‘make smart and neat’. The first mention of ‘sprucing-up’ comes in Sir George Etherege’s Restoration drama The Man of Mode, 1676) – http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/spruce-up.html

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