HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

April 30, 2007
Wisdom from Polonius


Chinese Proverb

Spring weather is like a child’s face, changing three times a day.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spring still makes spring in the mind,
When sixty years are told;
Love wakes anew this throbbing heart,
And we are never old.


Albert Camus

The spring over there takes you by the throat, the flowers blooming by the thousands over white walls. If you strolled around for an hour in the hills surrounding my town, you would return with the odor of honey in your clothes.


Robert Frost

In spring more mortal singers than belong
To any one place cover us with song.
Thrush, bluebird, blackbird, sparrow, and robin throng...


Allen Tate

Irritable spring, infuse
Into the burning breast
Your combustible juice...


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