Happy Earth Day

Earth Day

up into the silence the green
silence with a white earth in it

you will(kissme)go

out into the morning the young
morning with a warm world in it

(kiss me)you will go

on into the sunlight the fine
sunlight with a firm day in it

you will go(kiss me

down into your memory and
a memory and memory

i)kissme(will go)

/ e.e. cummings/


Tree photo by Sam Clinock.

“Earth without art…” photo – unknown source.

La Primavera

La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli. 1482.

Today, March 20, here on the north west coast of Canada, is the first day of spring, or vernal equinox, as astronomers would have it —vernal meaning “of or pertaining to spring,” equinox meaning “equal night.” As the angle of the earth’s tilt toward the sun changes throughout the year, lengthening or shortening the days according to season, there are two times annually when day and night are essentially more-or-less equal in length: the spring and autumn equinox.  Which is all simply to say, in hope and love – HAPPY SPRING TO YOU ALL…..

Vancouver crocus
Vancouver spring – photo by clinock
N Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame baloonman
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
the queer
old baloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
baloonMan whistles
by: e.e. cummings (1894-1962)