Saturday, March 23, 2024

Quote of the Day (Theodore Roethke, on How ‘I Rejoice in the Spring’)

“When from under the barn the cat brings a similar litter,—
Two yellow and black, and one that looks in between,—
Though it all happened before, I cannot grow bitter:
I rejoice in the spring, as though no spring ever had been.”— Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Theodore Roethke (1908-1963), “Vernal Sentiment," in The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke (1975)

I took the image accompanying this post two years ago, in the second week of April. We’re not quite at the point in the spring now, but we’re getting there.

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