Gemma Hooper

Rookie - 0 Points (20th May 1936 / Little Baddow, Essex, England)

April - Poem by Gemma Hooper

April, your flourishes fill my heart with tears
All your brave futility
And the green and the gold, and the rise of the spring
The triumphant flow

April, spirit of spring eternal
Evergreen fertility
And the spurt and the spate, and the wet golden green
Will die, will die


Comments about April by Gemma Hooper

  • (4/3/2005 2:12:00 PM)

    I agree with Jody, perfect discription cheers sylvia (Report)Reply

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  • (4/3/2005 1:17:00 PM)

    I'm still intrigued by the way that the last line reverses its meaning in the buoyancy of the rhythm - despite the 'futility' theme. As if it's looking forward to the next spring after the autumn! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/3/2005 12:48:00 PM)

    Wow! i love the way you have described april and i think the way you have rhymed the first and the second stanza together is great instead of carring it on individually in each stanza. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 3, 2005



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