Is Spring Finally Here?

I don’t know about the rest of you but I am tired of winter. It’s not the cold I hate so much (although that’s a factor).

It’s really the dreary gray skys that challenge my normally optimistic spirit. Often this past winter I’ve thought of  the following lines from Emily Dickinson’s wonderful poem There’s a Certaom Slant of Light in which she describes the light on winter aftrnoons as an oppression, “like the weight of cathedral tunes” and goes on to say:

“When it comes, the landscape listens, shadows hold their breath; when it goes, ’tis like the distance on the look of death.”

But enough gloomy thoughts.

This week has brought blue skies, warm breezes and birdsong.

I want to stuff blankets and sweaters and woolen mittens into boxes; throw open windows; come out of my cave of hibernation and plant new blooms in warm soil.

And read a new fun book.

Please remember the Ebook Promotion for the Ebook (Kindle) version of Thicker Than Water (Brands Crossing Series at  4/16 to 4/20.


About Sharon K Owen

I am a fiction writer, a university professor, a copy editor and an online writing teacher. My first Romantic Suspense: Thicker Than Water (Brands Crossing Series) was published in 2011 and the second book in the series, Whatever Goes Around, will be published in 2016. My short stories and poetry have been published in Descant, Concho River Review, Iron Horse, American Literary Review, Trinity Writer's Workshop newsletter and collections of Christmas stories. I am blessed with a loving, supportive family, a multitude of friends and the good fortune to share a cozy sanctuary in North Texas with my two cats (Matt and Cinders).

Posted on April 16, 2013, in Writers, Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You should move to Texas! It’s already starting to get warm – very warm. I dread another summer like 2011. On the other side of things, I have the habit of running in such torrid temperatures. People think I’m crazy, and I tell them no; but I think I’ve just spent too much time in the sun.

  2. Are the blue birds back (or was it cardinals) dumping on Greta??? jan


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