Saturday, April 1, 2017

IN APRIL, a poem

WHEN beeches bud and lilacs blow,
     And Earth puts on her magic green;
When dogwoods bear their vernal snow
     And skies grow deep the stars between,—
Then, O ye birds! awake and sing
The gladness at the heart of Spring!

When flowers blossom for the poor,
     And Nature heals the hurt of years,
When wondering Love resists the cure,
     Yet hopes again, and smiles through tears,—
Then, O ye birds! awake and sing
The gladness at the heart of Spring!
"In April" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in Poems (1898) and Poems (1916) Volume I.

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