Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote …

Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;

First Signs of Spring

First Signs of Spring

Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye,
(That slepen al the nyght with open eye)
So priketh hem Nature in hir corages
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages

~ Geofrey Chaucer

Linking up with Texture Tuesday.   A few layers of Kim Klassen’s texture kk_3303_2 and one of kk_cherish (which mostly was masked out of the final image).    As always, I appreciate your feedback on this image.

8 responses to “Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote …

  1. Love this image and your processing..

  2. The photo image design placement is really really nice..

  3. Thanks for putting the Prologue in my head, which I still have memorized in Middle English after a very long time!

  4. Love your photo and the framing and Chaucer too. I did Chaucer for A levels ah many years ago … Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment…

  5. Beautifully done. I especially like that the image is tilted on the page.


  6. really cool processing and it’s so perfect with the poem. beautiful!

  7. I like what you did with this image.

  8. Love the cheery Spring Mood!