Monday, March 12, 2007
Spring: Short but Sweet
A young Apollo, golden haired,
Stands dreaming on the verge of strife,
Magnificently unprepared/ For the long littleness of life.
Frances Macdonald Cornford wrote that about Rupert Brooke. But it also applies to the multi-colored freesia celebrating Spring in my back yard. Live fast and die young. The different colors that make this such a lovely picture appear because part of the bloom is already fading to indigo as it dies. I'm glad I caught it's brief, beautiful show.