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THE PASSING OF THE SEASONS
WINTER’S ARRIVAL, SPRING HOPE
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind
For those of us who live in the Northern hemisphere, now experiencing the transition from autumn to winter, does spring seem only a memory? Or should we heed the words of Shelley above? And realize that, as in Springtime; the First Anemones by Hans Andersen Brendekilde, new flowers inevitably bloom among the still barren trees, symbolizing hope and rebirth.
Hans Andersen Brendekilde (1857-1942) is known for his realistic style and scenes of rural Denmark where he grew up. While British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) is a key figure of the Romantic movement, his works To a Skylark, The Cloud, and Ode to the West Wind, representing the profound connection between nature and humanity.
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