in Thoreau’s Journal:
It is a splendid day—so clear & bright & fresh—the warmth of the air & the bright tender verdure putting forth on all sides make an impression of luxuriance & genialness—so perfectly fresh & uncankered.
A sweet scent fills the air from the expanding leaflets or some other source— The earth is all fragrant as one flower. & bobolinks tinkle in the air Nature now is perfectly genial to man—
Some keep the Sabbath going to Church –
I keep it, staying at Home –
With a Bobolink for a Chorister –
And an Orchard, for a Dome
— Emily Dickinson