3.09.2011

Wednesday Waiting for Spring

Hi all, Archie here.  I'm snuggled up in the fluffy bed because it is pretty cold still where I live.  We are trying to be patient and wait for spring but it is getting a little hard because winter seems to be dragging on and more snow is in the forcast for today! 
Mum has a trick when she starts to feel down about the weather.  She and her sister always recite the same poem, it is called Hyacinths to Feed Thy Soul and it makes them smile.  I hope you enjoy it too :-)
If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.

by Moslih Eddin Saadi

39 comments:

Mr Puddy said...

Lovely Poem for Good Thought of Spring !
Archie, I hope your Spring is coming so soon : )

Dee . . . . . said...

We are being patient here in Ireland too - just when we had some lovely spring weather the nasty forecast now says we may have snow on St Patricks Day :( This Winter is last far too long

Stay warm guys

Dee
xx

The Monkeys said...

We think the poem will work for our Mom too! Spring is almost here!

Kea said...

We're with you on this, Archie! Despondent that winter doesn't want to give up and waiting for our snow storm later today. :-(

The hyacinths are gorgeous, though, and the poem wonderful.

-Nicki and Derry

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

I just love the sweet little poem ~ and I love hyacinths too, they have the most wonderful aroma. Thanks for sharing.

Milo and Alfie's mom.

The Paw Relations said...

what a great poem! We're waiting for spring to get here too!

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Y'all are more than welcome to come on down here and enjoy warmer weather.....our air conditioner ran yesterday and probably will again today....or maybe we could change places with you, cuz we're not ready for hot weather yet!!!!!!!

xxxxxxxx

Hannah and Lucy said...

Hi Archie - you look so cosy snuggled in your floofy bed. We love your mom's flowers too - very pretty.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

We need to send you some of our warm to heat your cold!

Marg said...

We are ready for Spring too. That is sure a wonderful poem to cheer yourself up. We have had a little bit of Spring but looking for that warmer weather. Take care and have a nice snuggly day today Archie.

Natalie said...

That is a very sweet poem! Unfortunately, our winter weather is pretty much the same as our spring weather - gray and rainy. The only difference is that it usually gets a little warmer, so I don't have much to look forward to, weather-wise, until summer. Sigh.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I love that poem and so did mommy. :-)

LP said...

We love the poem and understand completely! When LP first started living with her fellow,he,coming from a very pragmatic culture,didn't understand why she bought flowers and found it strangely frivolous.When she explained they fed her soul,he started buying her flowers.Now,so many years later, he buys flowers every week for her and her soul is fat and happy!

Ginger Jasper said...

I loved the poem. Yes winter does seem to be dragging on and its time it all went away now.. Keep snug.. Hugs GJ xx

Rene said...

We know how ya feel. We were supposed to get rain this morning, but got 4" of snow instead. Sigh.

Penny said...

We're waiting for spring too. I hope it comes soon.
love the poem; I feel right at home here now. Pellie always has a poem or two she shares - now you got poems too. who can I cuddle up next too?

Purrs,
Genghis

CCL Wendy said...

We feel the same here, so thanks for the the pictures of the hyacinths and the beautiful poem.

Just looking at the flowers, you can't help but PURRk up.

You sure look comfy cozy there on the bed, though, Archie! I'm sure you can weather the weather much better than we hoomans.

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

We Luvz da poem ~
We hopin Spring comez soon,,, da mom sayz there are some Hopeful signz owtside. When we get some Spring we share wit you, ok?
Purrz ~

pz. Mom luvz da Hyacinthz & da poem too ^..^

Anya said...

We are here also waiting for spring
but SPRING where are you ??????

Hugs to all from Kareltje & Betsie

Daisy said...

Ah, Hyacinths would make anybuddy feel happy!

The Crew said...

Such a lovely picture, all whilst a snowstorm rages outside! We're tired of winter.

Tamago said...

Love the poem and beautiful, beautiful picture!!
I hope spring is very close to your home. We are waiting for spring as well. It is around the corner :-)

ABBY said...

Hi Archie
You look so handsome in your fluffy bed and that poem is simply beautiful.
purrin
xoxoxo

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Love the poem and we wish for spring too! Lots of love, Holly and mom

The Island Cats said...

That's a great poem for spring! We wish spring would hurry up and get here too!!

Catsparella said...

You look very cute and cozy in your fluffy bed, Archie! That is a beautiful poem.

Cara n Crew said...

Wish we could snuggle up with you too, Archie! You do look warm and cozy. We loved the poem! A nice prelude for spring :)

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and HOllie

Huffle Mawson said...

Feel warm soon! We are coming out of summer here so I have been nice and warm for months.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Flowers always soften the winter blues...as Blue Birds do!

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely poem for Spring. Hyacinths look pretty and have a lovely smell.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Archie, we hope Spring comes really, really soon for all of you and the snow goes away! Your poem was so wonderful, and please tell your Mum that us kitties and our Momma have her and her family, and her sweet Angel brother Angus in our thoughts and purrayers.
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Simba said...

Archie, you look a little down, or serious. Those hyacinths are a really pretty sight!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh Ben!! Mom has been working all day so I missed you asking me to visit!! I'll be over first thing in the morning!!
((((((HUGGGSSSSS))))))))),
Clemmie

MoMo said...

Pretty flowers! We so wish we could send some of our sultry weather to warm you up and hurry the flowers.

meowmeowmans said...

Love the poem! We do hope spring comes soon for you all (us, too, but especially you guys).

Thank you so very much for your kind words during Maggie's illness, and then when she ran off to the Bridge. We are still very sad, but the care and thoughtfulness of our friends have been great sources of comfort. We are grateful for your friendship.

meowmeowmans said...

We just saw the lovely tribute you did for Maggie in your "Friends at the Bridge" section. We are genuinely moved. Thank you. ((hugs and purrs))

OKcats said...

What a great poem to get thru a long winter! It's pretty much spring here - with the wind to go with it. And the allergies *achoo!!*

The Creek Cats said...

Hurry up, Spring!

Karen Jo said...

I loved the poem and the hyacinths. Spring is sneaking in around here and I hope it is at your home, too. Happy Gotcha Day, Ben!