winter turning to spring
Winter into spring.
Karine Polwart has written a song about this called Follow the Heron, which has become a major favorite in Scotland. Thanks to Cathie Ryan's recording and concerts, it's getting well known in America too.
Carrie Newcomer has written an essay
about looking for signs of spring
Shannon Heaton has been sharing thoughts about winter and spring at her blog, Leap Little Frog
Eddi Reader brings images of spring into thoughtful poetry on her new album
Love Is the Way
with songs such as Dandelions, and Dragonfiles, and Roses. Alison Brown has written a fine instrumental piece called Promise of Spring, which you may find on her album Replay.
and of course, there's always
Spring does not always come gently -- tornados and floods are but two examples of that -- but it comes. I’m more of a fall and winter person myself, a bit reluctant to let winter go. But every season has its grace, and its music.
you may also want to see
Matt & Shannon Heaton: Blue Skies Above
cathie ryan: the farthest wave
creative practice: winter into spring