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Laurie Lee

(1914 - 1997 / Gloucestershire / England)

April Rise


If ever I saw blessing in the air
I see it now in this still early day
Where lemon-green the vaporous morning drips
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  • Bonnie Shipman (4/11/2010 1:38:00 AM)

    I have always considered being born in the spring a blessing. April to me is a perfect spring smile, and this poem catches that in the line 'If ever I saw a blessing in the air...' (Report) Reply

  • Isabelle Herbert (10/8/2004 12:04:00 AM)

    This has been my favourite poem since I read it at school at age 12. Now I'm pushing 50 and I still love its lyricism and optimism. And although I don't live in England any more, it seems to evoke perfectly an English spring day. (Report) Reply

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