Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Annual April 1 Post


by Richard Le Galliene

So, April, here thou art again,

Thou pretty, pretty lady!

With broidered skirts of sunkissed rain --

A grown-up girl, already!

Thy sister May

Is on her way,

And June, with tresses shady;

But, of the three,

I love best thee --

Thou pretty, pretty lady!

Thou hauntest all the sobering year,

With echos of thy laughter;

And life is nought till thou appear,

And but remembrance after.

Though Autumn's yield

From garth and field

Run o'er from floor to rafter,

Thy wild-rose breast

Haunts all the rest,

And makes it poor with laughter.

I have posted this for four years now. It is one of the very few poems that I committed to memory when I was a child that I can still recite. And I hope you don't mind that I am posting it again. Today is absolutely gorgeous, and it seems a fitting verse for this day. It is 76° as I type, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and happily building their nests. My lilac is completely leafed out with velvety green adornment, and my flowering almond has blooms. Happy April everyone!


Gerry said...

Oh, I envy you the smell of lilacs. I have missed that for a lot of years which was why lilacs were one of my favorite flowers. Yes, this is a beautiful poem and I certainly don't mind you reprinting it again.

Lisa said...

Happy April to you as well and I never tire of reading a nice poem. It was a gorgeous day here as well. I love to smell the lilac trees, I am now wondering how mine made it through the winter. I had better go check! :)

Missie said...

Love the poem. April is my favorite month.

Martha said...

Very pretty Lori. Thanks for all your recent comments. Wishing you and your family a Happy April, Happy spring and Happy Easter! *hugs*

Barbara said...

I don't remember catching this before, so I'm glad you reposted. ;o) Been some really gorgeous weather in our neck of the woods as well. A beautiful, blessed Easter to you and yours.


The poem was lovely. I have a row of lilac bushes across my back yard... they smell heavenly when in bloom. ENJOY the month of April. I too am celebrating spring.

Anonymous said...

LOL...Lori...I work hard to remember from day to this cute poem is really neat...glad you shared again....and a Happy Easter time for you all...hugs Ora...just down the road a ways!!

Connie said...

Love your poem.It becons the spring.Hope all had a wonderful Easter.
Many hugs...

Deb said...

I love that poem. Happy SPRING to you!

If you love April, spring, and poetry, I recommend "when faces like flowers..." by e.e. cummings. It's a wonderful poem, too.

lisaschaos said...

Hope you're still enjoying some warmth your direction. :) We're pretty cold here today. I do like the poem!