An Ode to Spring AND The Invisible Man!

Here’s An Ode to Spring AND The Invisible Man!

Thomas Nashe (1600) – “Spring, the Sweet Spring”

Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The palm and may make country houses gay,
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherd’s pipe all day,
And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,
Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,
In every street these tunes our ears do greet:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to witta-woo!

An Ode to Spring AND The Invisible Man!

Here’s my version of Thomas Nashe’s beautiful ode to spring:

Spring, the sweet spring, is the homeschoolers’ king,

We finish things, to our checklists do cling.

Cold doth not sting, and our children all sing:

Woohoo, plug-plug, complete work left to do!

 

The garden grows, pollens on the air flow.

Sneeze from the nose, this is how springtime goes.

Finish our schoolwork? Ah, yes! I suppose.

Woohoo, plug-plug, complete work left to do!

 

Our goal we’ll meet, raising children so sweet

With brains – a feat! Homeschool is such a treat.

So rewarding to know we will make it!

Woohoo, plug-plug, complete work left to do!

You WILL make it to the finish line.  He who began the good work in you and your kids will be faithful to complete it!

If you could use a boost making it to the finish line, check out 7 Sisters Coaching, or spend some refreshing time in prayer with one of Vicki’s Prayer Journals.

An Ode to Spring AND The Invisible Man!

Sabrina Justison

20+ year homeschool mom and curriculum developer for 7SistersHomeschool.com. Fred's wife. Writing, drama, music, blogs, kids, shoes, coffee, & books in varying orders on various days. He is God, He is good & He loves me.

6 Replies to “An Ode to Spring AND The Invisible Man!”

  1. New around here. Just discovered you ladies. Looking forward to exploring the site deeper. I see there are only 6 of you… The welcome email had 7 names. Hope there’s not a typo!

    Best regards,

    Steve

    • Thanks for catching that for us, Steve! We’ve corrected that, thanks to you! Look for a “thank-you” gift of one of our E-publications coming to your inbox!

  2. As a bird nerd I am wondering what birds make each of these sounds: cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-wu. I am ok with cuckoo and to-witta-wu, but pu-we and jug-jug are unfamiliar to me. And nevermind about the woohoo, plug-plug. They definitley remind me of my favorite bird book, Are You My Mother? To which, of course, the answer is, “You are not my mother; you are a snort!”

    • I bet Vicki can figure out the other bird noises…she’s a nerdy bird-nerd than just about any I know! 🙂

      And thanks for the SNORT memory….love that book!

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