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Tuesday Thoughts …. A Little Sunshine … At Last!

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After a bleak and dreary few days, this morning broke with some welcome Spring sunshine, to chase away those rainy blues. How long the sun’s warming rays will grace us with their presence, who knows? Let’s just make the most of it, whilst it is here.

SPRING FLOWERS by JOHN KEBLE (1792-1866)

Words Taken from:-

‘POEMS OF THE SEASONS‘ Illustrated by GORDON BENINGFIELD.

The loveliest flowers the closest cling to earth,

And they first feel the sun; so violets blue,

So the soft star-like primrose drenched in dew,

The happiest of Spring’s happy, fragrant birth,

To gentlest touches sweetest tones reply;-

Still humbleness with her low-breathed voice

Can steal 0’er man’s proud heart, and win his choice

From earth to heaven, with mightier witchery

Than eloquence or wisdom e’er could own.

Bloom on then in your shade, contented bloom,

Sweet flowers, nor deem yourselves to all unknown,

Heaven knows you, who one day for their altered doom

Shall thank you, taught by you to abase themselves and live.

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John Keble (25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866) was an English churchman and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement, and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford.

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Gordon Beningfield (31 October 1936, London–1998) was an eloquent, influential advocate for the protection of the English countryside and its varied wildlife – and one of Britain’s most talented, versatile wildlife and countryside artists.

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