Awake, thou wintry earth –
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
-Thomas Blackburn

...Only she doth carry
June in her eyes, in her heart January.
-Thomas Carew

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
-William Shakespeare

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.
-Emily Dickinson

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here


A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.
– Emily Dickinson

Model Carolyn Jernigan Photographed in Florida by Emma Kathan.