Things I Like About Spring
Week 15 – Thankful Tuesdays
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” – Pablo Neruda
To be absolutely frank, I am not fond of either spring or summer because of the heat. It’s unbearably hot for me, though the temperatures aren’t that high. But I agree with Neruda when he says that the season of Spring is not about the flowers in the garden. Yes, I love the gardens when they are full of new flowers and plants but Spring is always in the mind of a poet. For a poet in love, it blossoms words as much as flowers.
I’m thankful for the break from winter. I love the cold weather, but after a few weeks of it, it becomes a little too much; especially with my susceptibility to illness. I’m thankful for those flowers that I spoke of earlier. The world around me becomes more colorful. There are these beautiful cassia trees on the road to my office, and the various colors that come there are a joy to see. And being a poet, they’re a joy to write about too.
Looking back in time, one of the things I like about spring is the end of school term. Mid-March, the last answer of the last examination completed, I would sit looking at the second hand of the clock tick slowly for the last five or ten minutes, waiting for the long bell to signal that summer vacations had begun. And when it did, all of us would run out and ignoring our parents’ plea for information on how the exam went, head to the ground to play.
Yes. There are some things to like about Spring; even if it is a memory.
(© 14th April 2015)