Saturday, March 20, 2010

They Have Come

from Thoreau's Journal, March 9, 1855:

You are always surprised
by the sight of the first spring bird or insect ;

they seem premature,
and there is no such evidence of spring as themselves,
so that they literally fetch the year about.

It is thus when I hear the first robin or bluebird,

or, looking along the brooks, see the first water-bugs out circling.

But you think,

They have come, and Nature cannot recede.

1 comment:

  1. How exquisite your photos are! And I'm glad to read that confident quote from Thoreau as I hear the weather report for snow tonight and single-digit temps tomorrow night. What will happen to those brave little bugs and bugs?

    Thanks for this lovely post. I saw water striders today, too.