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April Showers

Snow , hail, wind, rain
April showers of every vein
Running through these bizarre weeks
From March to May as weather tweaks
It’s shape for summer; here by June
Before next winter comes too soon!

April

Past shenanigan’s tomfoolery
On first official day
What lies beneath the name that gives
April its swing and sway

Perhaps a link to Spring and such
As blossom opens up
The time when all wake up to drink
From aperio cup

Or maybe April links to more
Celestial godly ways
Aphrilis from Aphrodite
To pave more loving days

Yet furthermore from Saxon times
The Oster month could be
A time to feast and celebrate
New life; fertility

But lest the roots of April’s name
This month will hail in May
A month where season lifts her head
With summer on display

Spring Lamb, Storeton, Wirral.

Spring Lamb, Storeton, Wirral. (Photo credit: menu4340)

Sonnet to the Spring

What leads the eye as life slowly appears?
Through misted dawn the sun beams forth her rays
What sights behold the oracle so clear?
As morn dispels the night, awakens day
And sound rings true through fragrant fresh new air
As peel of bells echo across the dale
And resonance vibrates in ear so fair
The choir of birds sing out behind the veil
But wait the skein of geese fly out of sight
And caw of crow breaks coarse save feel deaths sting
As winter bit and bid a last goodnight
The summer heat to soon burn out the spring
          Still cowslip, bluebell and the first cuckoo
          Emerge afresh; the verdant earth renew

Did you know that today (23rd April) would have been Shakespeare’s 450th birthday? He surely was the master of all sonnets – having attempted this my first sonnet, what it would be to be able to write as prolifically as the famous bard.  

Hatchlands Park

Hatchlands Park (Photo credit: Mabacam)