If Winter Comes, Can Spring Be Far Behind
English Essay on "If Winter Comes, Can Spring Be Far Behind"
“A quickening life from the earth’s heart has burst,
As it has ever done, with change and motion,
From the great morning of the world when first
God dawned on Chaos, in its stream emerged
The lamps of heaven flash with a softer light;
All baser things pant with fife’s sacred thirst;
Diffuse themselves; and spread in love’s delight.
The beauty and the joy of their renewed might.”
(Return of Spring -- Shelley)