NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE is where Readers and Friends can add the passion of their own concerns 

 

SPRING 2021 INCLUDES ….  

 

There are many examples of individual’s positive WAKE-UP words and actions.

 

Our Spring’s Elsewhere is inspired by the poem ‘Home Thoughts, From Abroad’  by Robert Browning

 –  SPRING TIME … A time to begin again 

 

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‘Home-Thoughts, From Abroad’

Robert Browning

 

Oh, to be in England
Now that April’s there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England – now!

 

 

And after April, when May follows,
And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops – at the bent
spray’s edge –

 

That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song
twice over,

Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!

 

 

 

 

And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children’s dower
– Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!