April Rain

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April Rain Ė 28 Apr 2006

As the end of April draws near, the forsythias, daffodils, and hyacinths are starting to fade away. The iris leaves are coming up out of the ground, and Iím glad to see the clump of leaves of the yellow wild iris at the waterís edge. Judging from the number of lilac buds, weíre going to have a lot of fragrant lilacs blooming in May.

Hereís an appropriate poem for this time of year (while itís still April!):

April Rain
By Robert Loveman (1864-1923)

It is not raining rain for me,
  Itís raining daffodils;
In every dimpled drop I see
  Wild flowers on the hills.

The clouds of gray engulf the day
  And overwhelm the town;
It is not raining rain to me,
  Itís raining roses down.

It is not raining rain to me,
  But fields of clover bloom,
Where any buccaneering bee
  Can find a bed and room.

A health unto the happy,
  A fig for him who frets!
It is not raining rain to me,
  Itís raining violets.

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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