John Greenleaf Whittier

(17 December 1807 – 7 September 1892 / Haverhill, Massachusetts)

April - Poem by John Greenleaf Whittier

'T is the noon of the spring-time, yet never a bird
In the wind-shaken elm or the maple is heard;
For green meadow-grasses wide levels of snow,
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Comments about April by John Greenleaf Whittier

  • (4/1/2016 11:17:00 PM)

    Let our faith which in darkness and coldness has lain,
    Revive with the warmth and brightness again(in the spring)
    Beautiful and meaningful poem on april and spring.
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  • Susan Williams (4/1/2016 2:52:00 PM)

    A person has to really study nature to know all these things about flowers and vines and trees in the spring- -___]
    wind-flower and violet, amber and white,
    On south-sloping brooksides should smile in the light,
    O'er the cold winter-beds of their late-waking roots
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ] you have to get up close and personal to nature to know these
    tidbits.... and then his poem is written so smoothly, so happily, about the spirituality of the season
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  • Scharlie Meeuws (4/1/2016 12:28:00 PM)

    a lovely poem with beautiful images of spring, but i don't like the robot voice reading it. (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (4/1/2016 12:22:00 PM)

    Beautiful thoughts. The juncture of winter passing and spring's arrival invoked with such beauty of rhythm and rhymes. It truly arises deep emotions of love and reverend towards Nature. (Report)Reply

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  • Moira Cameron (4/1/2016 11:08:00 AM)

    What a beautiful description of early Spring - not quite here, but almost! Well I know the feeling! I particularly was inspired by the lines 'the ground-laurel creeps, Unkissed of the sunshine, unbaptized of showers'. His words bring out the spiritualism of the season's changes. (Report)Reply

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  • Kim Barney (4/1/2016 9:26:00 AM)

    Sounds just like springtime at my house this year, with the same snow and ice and everything. Looking forward to May and wishing I were back in Recife! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/1/2016 7:03:00 AM)

    .....a wonderful tribute to April, mother nature and faith ★ (Report)Reply

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