Spring photo gallery:
Joe Donohue

Spring’s Promises

By Richard Le Gallienne

night rain pluie de nuit westmountmag.ca Joe DonohueWhen the spring comes again, will you be there?
Three springs I watched and waited for your face,
And listened for your voice upon the air;
I sought for you in many a hidden place,
Saying, “She must be there.”

“Surely some magic slumber holds her fast,
She whose blue eyes were morning’s earliest flowers,”
I sighed: and, one by one, before me passed
The rainbowed daughters of the vernal showers,
Saying, “She comes at last.”

Ah! broken promise of the world! how fair
You speak young hearts! In many a wanton word
Of lyric April, each succeeding year,
By risen flower, and the returning bird,
You vowed to bring back her.

And now the flutes are in the trees once more,
The violets breathe up through the melting snow,
Old Earth throws open wide her grassy door –
As if there were no violets long ago,
Or any birds before.


Other photo galleries by Joe Donohue:
Winter photo gallery
Summer photo Gallery
Autumn photo Gallery

Joe Donohue

Joe and Susan Donohue have frequently exhibited together in Montreal, Toronto and New York. In 2007 Joe had a solo show at Harry’s Bar in Paris. His work can be found in many private and public collections, notably La Bibliotheque Nationale du Quebec and the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2008, he received a prize from the Applied Arts Photography and Illustration Magazine Awards for “Le Vieux Port”.

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