3.1.2023 – light exists in Spring

light exists in Spring
not present any other when
March is scarcely here

A Light exists in Spring by 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.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

Jeremiah Johnson: Would you happen to know what month of the year it is?

“Bear Claw” Chris Lapp: No, l truly wouldn’t. l’m sorry, pilgrim.

Jeremiah Johnson: March. Maybe, April.

“Bear Claw” Chris Lapp: March maybe. l don’t believe April. Winter’s a long time going?
Stays long this high. March is a green, muddy month down below. Some folks like it.

From the 1972 movie Jeremiah Johnson.

How can that movie be 50 years old?

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