Friday, March 19, 2010

Poetry Friday

I missed the snow drops this year, but the daffodils are coming up. The ones next door bloomed yesterday. It's warm enough the my plan today was to spend all day reading in my hammock, until I remembered that no leaves = no shade = blinding glare off a white page = impossible to read. Leaves are starting to appear on my butterfly bush and the grass is turning greener, which puts me in the mood to listen to my favorite musical, based on one of my favorite books, The Secret Garden.

Winter's On The Wing

Winter's on the wing,
Here's a fine spring morn'
Comin' clear through the night,
Come the day I say.
Winter's taken flight
Sweepin' dark cold air
Out to sea, Spring is born,
Comes the day say I,

And you'll be here to see it.
Stand and breathe it all the day.
Stoop, and feel it. Stop and hear it.
Spring, I say.

And now the sun is climbin' high,
Rising fast on fire,
Glaring down through the gloom,
Gone the gray, I say.
The sun it spells the doom
Of the winter's reign,
Ice and chill must retire
Comes the May say I,

And you'll be here to see it.
Stand and breathe it all the day.
Stoop, and feel it. Stop and hear it.
Spring, I say.

I say, be gone, ye howling gales,
Be off, ye frosty morns!
All ye solid streams begin to thaw.
Melt, ye waterfalls,
Part ye frozen winter walls.
See, see now it's starting.

And now the mist is liftin' high,
Leavin' bright blue air
Rollin' clean 'cross the moor
Comes the day I say.
The storm'll soon be by
Leaving clear blue sky,
Soon the sun will shine,
Comes the day, say I.

And you'll be here to see it.
Stand and breathe it all the day.
Stoop and feel it. Stop and hear it.
Spring, I say.



And a refrain from another, Wick, that I've been singing all week:

Come a mild day, come a warm rain,
Come a snowdrop, a-comin' up!
Come a lily, come a lilac!
Come to call, calling all the rest to come!
Calling all the rest to come!
Calling all the world to come!



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5 comments:

Charlotte said...

I didn't even know there was a Secret Garden musical! Thanks for the reminder to dig out my copy of the book, as I do every spring...

Ruth said...

Ooh, nice.

Jeannine Atkins said...

I wish I could hear you singing! I think this is my favorite musical, too, and I'm glad you also consider Secret Garden a favorite book, too. I teach it in my children's lit class and most never knew there was a musical and look at me as if I must be crazy when I try to explain: really, really, it's great in its own way. I'm glad you understand!

Andromeda Jazmon said...

I have my first daffodils opening today. We are celebrating spring with joy! Thanks for posting these songs.

sequesterednooks said...

This is one of my favorite musicals as well--I like that it's true to the original story while adding depth to the father's character. Thanks for sharing the videos!