Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ode to April

"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
the flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land."
- Song of Solomon

"Look around you: Winter is over, gone!
Spring flowers are in blossom all over.
The whole world's a choir-and singing!
Spring Warblers are filling the forest
with sweet arpeggios.
Lilacs are exuberantly purple and perfumed,
and cherry trees fragrant with blossoms.
How delicious they smell-yes Spring is here."
Song of Songs

"I have seen the Lady April bringing
the daffodils,
Bringing the springing grass and the
soft warm April rain."
- John Masefield

"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
- William Shakespeare

"You can always tell it's April
By the sound of falling rain
That mystic, mournful music
As it trickles down the drain.

We're told we should be thankful
For the kiss of April showers
As it washes all the grass clean
And prepares the soil for flowers.

There's another side to April
Which doesn't bode us good,
When that mini, manic maelstrom
Turns the lawn to liquid mud."
- Thomas Vaughan Jones, O' To Be in April


hippo chick said...

Oh Faye, I love them all and they're all true.

~hippo hugs~