Digby Mackworth Dolben

(1848-1867 / England)

Beautiful, Oh Beautiful--


Beautiful, oh beautiful-
In all the mountain passes
The plenteous dowers of April showers,
Which every spring amasses,
To bring about thro' summer drought
The blossoming of the grasses.


Beautiful, oh beautiful-
The April of the ages,
Which sweetly brought its showers of thought
To poets and to sages,
Now stored away our thirst to stay
In ever-dewy pages.

Submitted: Monday, September 13, 2010

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