One of my favorite poets, Rainer Maria Rilke, did indeed write a lot about spring. A few weeks ago I shared a poem he wrote about early spring, but now that the season has finally come around, I want to share another, one I love even more.
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
It’s more of a quote than a poem, but it’s poetic nonetheless. And it’s definitely true here—everywhere I look I see life blooming. I’m obsessed with flowering trees; cherry blossoms and magnolias are my favorites, and they’re everywhere now! Spring does feel like coming back alive after a long sleep, and this quote perfectly sums up how I feel about it!