James Stephens

(9 February 1882 - 26 December 1950 / Dublin)

April Showers - Poem by James Stephens

The leaves are fresh after the rain,
The air is cool and clear,
The sun is shining warm again,
The sparrows hopping in the lane
Are brisk and full of cheer.

And that is why we dance and play,
And that is why we sing,
Calling out in voices gay,
We will not go to school to-day
Or learn anything:

It is a happy thing, I say,
To be alive on such a day.

Comments about April Showers by James Stephens

  • Susan Williams (1/23/2016 3:27:00 PM)

    He still abounds with the simple joys of childhood, happy to not have to learn anything today! ! ! ! Loved it with that truant unruly part of me (Report) Reply

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  • Margaret O Driscoll (1/23/2016 5:07:00 AM)

    Filled with the feelings of Spring! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 10, 2012

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