I’m sure we’ve all said the little ditty: Spring is sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the birdies is.
I’ve heard variations of the last line from: I wonder where the flowers is to Where last year’s reckless drivers is.
I always thought it was something carelessly spoken that became popular like the saying: Success is getting up one more time than you fall down.
Turns out it’s really a poem. Some credit Ogden Nash with penning the poem though a search in Google says it was written by a British-Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright and actor named Spike Milligan.
Here it is in all its glory.
Spring has sprung
The grass has riz
I wonder where the birdie is
They say the bird is on the wing
But that’s absurd
The wing is on the bird
We don’t have flowers yet but spring is here. Officially, according to the calendar. I prefer to check out my window or on my walk and see and hear the water running, the fields showing through the snow and the sound and sight of geese.
Happy Spring. Enjoy.