Welcome The Spring: Maddy Prior

It is far from spring-like where I live, though not actually snowing as I write, as it is in many places. Silly old ground-hog, what did he know? If Maddy Prior is right, we are not making enough effort to make Spring feel welcome. Come on now chaps, do your best!

Snowdrops and bluebells
Primroses and daffodils
Will ring out loud bells
To welcome in the spring.
Birth is here,
It’s breaking out of death’s hour
In fertile bulb and bud
We see the promised flower
Deep in the circle
Of the sun’s power now returning
The heart is light,
The step is bright in sunshine
Throw caution to the winds
Now the weather’s fine
Dance in the joy that is yours and mine
In spring returning

Diplomatic life is curious and interesting because of the people one meets. I met Maddy Prior and her band, in fact we gave a party for them in Abu Dhabi as the British Council in the Arabian Gulf. She gave me an audiotape of her songs, which I still have, and luckily still have the equipment to play! But I don’t feel I know her at all. Sad in a way…

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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