Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Some April quotes

“April weather, rain and sunshine both together"

“Come forth ye blossoms over hill and lea
 A breathe of sweetness wantons a=with the sea
 And mid the smiles and tears of tender spring
 On dripping boughs I heard the throstle sing
 Ye cups and stars that strew the fair, green field
 Ye wings of gold the prickly gorses yield
 Ye pensive bells to purple pageants born
 Ye milk-white may-buds of the mantling thorn
 Ye violet gems and eyes of sapphire blue
 Wan, flushing wind flowers and shy elfin crew
 Of every crannied wall, -come forth and fling
 Your vernal showers around me while I sing”
-E. M. Holden

“Soon o’er their heads blithe April airs shall sing
A thousand wild flowers round them shall unfold
The green buds glisten in the dews of spring
And all be vernal rapture as of old”
                                      -J. Keble

The young lambs are bleating in the meadows
The young birds are chirping in the nest
The young fawns are playing with the shadows
The young flowers are blowing toward the west
Go out children from the mine and from the city
Sing out children as the little thrushes do
Pluck your handfuls of the meadow-cowslips pretty
Laugh aloud to feel your fingers let them through
                     -The Cry of the Children, E. B. Browning

Again the blackbirds sings; the streams Wake,
laughing, from their winter dreams,
And tremble in the April showers
The tassels of the maple flowers.
-John Greenleaf Whittier Quotes , Source: The Singer (st. 20)

“I love the season well when forest glades are teeming with bright forms,
Nor dark and many-folded clouds foretell The coming of storms.”
                                           -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Oh, the lovely fickleness of an April day!”

“The first of April, some do say Is set apart for All Fools' day;
But why the people call it so, Nor I, nor they themselves, do know.”
-Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Poor Robin's Almanac--All Fools' Day

“Now the noisy winds are still; April's coming up the hill!
All the spring is in her train, Led by shining ranks of rain;
Pit, pat, patter, clatter, Sudden sun and clatter patter! . . . . 
All things ready with a will, April's coming up the hill!”
-Mary Mapes Dodge Quotes , Source: Now the Noisy Winds Are Still

“A gush of bird-song, a patter of dew,
A cloud, and a rainbow's warning,
Suddenly sunshine and perfect blue--
An April day in the morning.”

“Make me over, Mother April, When the sap begins to stir!
When thy flowery hand delivers All the mountain-prisoned rivers,
And thy great heart beats and quivers, To revive the days that were.”

“The lyric sound of laughter Fills all the April hills
The joy-song of the crocus, The mirth of daffodils.”
-Clinton Scollard Quotes , Source: April Music

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