For winter’s rains and…

For winter's rains and ruins are over,
And all the season of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remember'd is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

~Algernon Charles Swinburne, from "Atalanta in Calydon"

A little bit, this makes me weepy, which I don't think is the intended effect. But in any case, happy equinox!

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