„In Spring all trees become pregnant“
Chapter IX "Timber" Sec. 1
De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book II
Contexto: In Spring all trees become pregnant, and they are all employing their natural vigor in the production of leaves and of the fruits that return every year. The requirements of that season render them empty and swollen, and so they are weak and feeble because of their looseness of texture. This is also the case with women who have conceived. Their bodies are not considered perfectly healthy until the child is born.
— Wang Wei a Tang dynasty Chinese poet, musician, painter, and statesman 699 - 759
As quoted in Lin Yutang's My Country and My People (1936), p. 247
— Pablo Neruda, livro Vinte Poemas de Amor e uma Canção Desesperada
Quiero hacer contigo lo que la primavera hace con los cerezos.
"Every Day You Play" (Juegas Todos las Días), XIV, p. 35.
Variante: I want
To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.
Fonte: Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Canción Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair) (1924)
„In the desert a fountain is springing,
In the wide waste there still is a tree,
And a bird in the solitude singing,
Which speaks to my spirit of thee.“
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Stanzas to Augusta (1816), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„They stood in silence, in their beauty: like two young trees of the plain, when the shower of spring is on their leaves, and the loud winds are laid.“
— James Macpherson Scottish writer, poet, translator, and politician 1736 - 1796
Τὼ δ᾽ ἄνεῳ καὶ ἄναυδοι ἐφέστασαν ἀλλήλοισιν,
ἢ δρυσίν, ἢ μακρῇσιν ἐειδόμενοι ἐλάτῃσιν,
τε παρᾶσσον ἕκηλοι ἐν οὔρεσιν ἐρρίζωνται,
νηνεμίῃ· μετὰ δ᾽ αὖτις ὑπὸ ῥιπῆς ἀνέμοιο
κινύμεναι ὁμάδησαν ἀπείριτον.
The pair then faced each other, silent, unable to speak, like oaks or tall firs, which at first when there is no wind stand quiet and firmly rooted on the mountains, but afterwards stir in the wind and rustle together ceaselessly.
Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica (3rd century BC), Book III, lines 967–971 (tr. Richard Hunter)
The Poems of Ossian
— W.B. Yeats, livro Michael Robartes and the Dancer
Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921), A Prayer For My Daughter http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1421/
Contexto: May she become a flourishing hidden tree
That all her thoughts may like the linnet be,
And have no business but dispensing round
Their magnanimities of sound,
Nor but in merriment begin a chase,
Nor but in merriment a quarrel.
„We are the Roots of the tree on which you flourish. Go on rejoicing in your beauty! But remember there is this difference between us that with every autumn the old Leaves die, and with every spring new Leaves are born; but if the Roots once perish neither you nor the tree can live at all.“
— Ivan Krylov Russian writer 1769 - 1844
An argosy of fables, "The Leaves and the Roots" p. 398
The Fables (1883)
„The truth is the Tree of Life knows no seasons. High up among its branches spring warbles all the year; and they are only the poor pensioners underneath who count the months, and tell an autumn and a winter.“
— James Hamilton Scottish minister and a prolific author of religious tracts 1814 - 1867
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
„In a world where thrushes sing and willow trees are golden in the spring, boredom should have been included among the seven deadly sins.“
— Elizabeth Goudge, The Rosemary Tree
Fonte: The Rosemary Tree
— Mahmoud Darwich Palestinian writer 1941 - 2008
„Disobedience is a right that belongs to every human being, and it becomes a sacred duty when it springs from civility.“
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
Young India (4 January 1926)
„They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
And they charged all the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em.“
— Joni Mitchell Canadian musician 1943
"Big Yellow Taxi"
— Edmund Cooper, livro Seed of Light
Seed of Light (1959)
— Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973
Variante: You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
— Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956
"Concerning spring" [Über das Frühjahr] (1928), Uhu, Berlin, IV, 6 (March 1928); trans. Christopher Middleton in Poems, 1913-1956, p. 158
Poems, 1913-1956 (1976)
— Richard Hovey American writer 1864 - 1900
"Spring", p. 58.
Along the Trail (1898)
„One day, during one of their sessions, Gurdjieff tells Peters to look out the window and describe what he sees. 'An oak tree' the child answers. 'And what do you see on the oak tree?' 'Acorns' Peters replies. 'How many of these acorns do you suppose will become trees?' Fritz Peters is stumped, [-] 'Maybe five or six?'
'No' retorts Gurdjieff. 'Only one will become a tree, perhaps, none! Nature is always very giving, but it only gives possibility. It takes hard work and great effort to become a tree or a genuine man.“
— Henry Miller American novelist 1891 - 1980