Sunday, 20 March 2011

Spring Is Sprung

Spring is sprung,
The grass is riz,
I wonder where
the flowers is.

Ok, this piece of doggerel is a bit lame--well, more like a lot lame--and no, I didn't write it. The honor belongs to that famous and prolific author, Anonymous. Or maybe Anonymous didn't want his/her name attached these deathless words, if "riz" is even a word.

I read it a long time ago, and the verse stuck in my mind. I remember it every spring, and whenever I think of it, I chuckle. I hope you have a good laugh, too. Happy Spring.

Thank you all,
Welcome to My World of Historical Hilarity!


Savanna Kougar said...


Linda Banche said...

And Happy Spring to you, too, Savanna.

Celia Yeary said...

Linda--I guess everyone knows that little poem. I loved to say it when I was a know, it was something smart aleck, which I could be when I wanted to.
Happy Spring! Celia

Lindsay Townsend said...

Happy Spring, Linda! Are there any partic Regency springtime customs?

Linda Banche said...

LOL, Celia. I know what you mean!

Lindsay, "Spring" wasn't really a day of note in the Regency, but Lady Day, March 25, was one of the four Quarter Days, which were days when rents were due and wages paid. Lady Day was also the traditional day of the start of the planting season.