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April Again!

by Virna Sheard

The Ballad of the Quest

April again! the willow wands are yellow
Rose-red the brambles that the passing wind knows,
Comes a robin’s note like the note of a ‘cello,
And across the valley, the calling of the crows,—
“April again!”
April again! and the marsh birds swinging
Over the rushes that belong to yester-year;
Silver shines the river, and young lips are singing
Songs as old as Eden—as old and as dear;
“April again!”
April again! with a wet wind blowing,
And along the western sky a pathway of gold;
Sounds a call to follow the road we’re not knowing,
A new road—a wild road—o’er fairy lands unrolled,—
“April again!”
April again! with its wonder of gladness,
April with its haunting joy, and swift-stinging tears,—
Month of mist and music, and the old moon-madness,
Month of magic fluting, the spirit only hears,—
“April again!”

April 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment