When Spring Comes Home ~by William A. Quayle

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My friend Cami just introduced me to a gorgeous book called “In God’s Out of Doors,” by William A. Quayle. So, so beautiful. I just ordered one of the ‘rare’ copies, and can’t wait to hold it in my hands. This is just one of the many reasons why I love facebook. I love this connection to awesome, artistic and passionate people.

Here’s a poem that I read while perusing the digitized version of the book on google. It made my heart sing. I am longing for spring. enjoy.

When Spring Comes Home

When Spring comes home,

from her long pilgrimage,

Unwearied, and unmarked by age,

When Spring comes home!

 

How wild with glee

The laughing children and the flowers,

And singing birds and golden hours,

And streams will be

When Spring comes home!

 

How the dull bank

Shall wake to smile with violets,

Forgetting winter’s sad regrets,

And joys to thank

Sweet Spring comes home!

 

And down long hills

There babble like a happy child,

And swirl and leap with springtime wild

The crystal rills,

Sweet Spring comes home!

 

And Spring comes home!

When life’s long winter faints and dies,

There dawns upon our watching eyes

Heaven’s spring come home.

~William A. Quayle

 

 

 

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  4 comments for “When Spring Comes Home ~by William A. Quayle

  1. Kimber Dunn
    April 1, 2011 at 11:18 am

    LOVE this!!!

  2. Melissa
    April 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Me too!

  3. April 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I found the same Quayle book today, hidden away in our church library. I am smitten. Have been reading all I can find about the man online and perusing tbe free e-books this afternoon; I will definitely be scouting out some volumes for my personal library as well. It was fun to find your little review an see that you had the same enjoyment in discovering this forgotten author!

    • Melissa
      April 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment! I’m glad you found my little corner of the internet 😉

      My friend Cami introduced me to this amazing book. You found it in your church library? how cool!

      Have you ever read the poetry of Mary Oliver? (my favorite “Sleeping in the Forest”) … http://chindeep.com/2011/03/05/more-mary-oliver/

      I so appreciate readers like you. Kindred spirits.

      xo

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