• Do you like poetry?

    by  • 22/04/2010 • Country moment • 3 Comments

    I’m not sure if poetry is really at home in this blog (let me know what you think) but I came across this lovely poem this week. In a world dominated by ash clouds and prime ministerial debates, it seems to sum up the ‘spirit of the moment’ in the countryside in a really simple and beautiful way.¬†

    For winter’s rains and ruins are over,

    And all the season of snows and sins;

    The days dividing lover and lover,

    The light that loses, the night that wins;

    And time remembered is grief forgotten,

    And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,

    And in green underwood and cover

    Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

    Algernon Charles Swinburne

    I would also like to dedicate this to writer, journalist and Country Homes & Interiors 
    contributor Elspeth Thompson, who sadly left this world recently. I think she would
    have enjoyed this poem.

    Magnolia tree

    3 Responses to Do you like poetry?

    1. 22/04/2010 at 12:56 pm

      Dear Rhoda,

      first of all I am sorry for the loss of your friend and contributor Elspeth.

      Then, this poem is just right today ’cause it is Earth Day and it’s right for your blog since poetry is an expression of beauty and feelings as your blog is.

      Best regards,


    2. Pat, in Maplewood, Missouri, USA
      22/04/2010 at 2:41 pm

      Dear Rhoda,

      Also sorry for the loss of your friend. Country Homes & Interiors is my favorite British Magazine. I haunt our Barnes & Noble stores for the newest of both Country Homes and Country Living. We have quite a delay, and can expect to see them a full month past your newsstand date in Britain. Worth the wait though.

      On the lovely poem, what could be more appropriate! It’s Spring, Earth Day, and lovely things are appearing in my garden once again!

      Have a lovely day, and keep up the wonderful magazine!


    3. 22/04/2010 at 5:46 pm

      Oh, Rhoda, this fits perfectly! Wishing you and so many of my other friends in the blogging world (and myself) comfort – even still.

      Love, Katy Noelle

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