WELCOME, sweet season of delight,
what beauties charm the wond'ring sight
in thy enchanting reign!
English poet, Elizabeth Bentley (1767-1839), wrote the above words in her 'Ode to Spring'. Her poetry celebrates the beauty of the land and a deeper meaning of seasons correlating within the cycles of human life.
We see fair Spring advances fast,
With Summer in the rear;
Soon Autumn's shades will interpose
And a succeeding Winter close
The swift-revolving year.
Of human life an emblem true,
The early morn of youth we view,
In Spring's delightful face;
Meridian life's a Summer's day,
With Autumn fades; its quick decay,
In winter's blast we trace.
Then let us prize each fleeting hour,
Improve the moments in our pow'r,
E'er time shall cease to be;
Then shall our spirits, taking wing,
Be crown'd with an eternal Spring,
From Wint'ry storms set free.
Come back to The Turn-Up Patch where we will visit again on Monday, May 23.