William Watson

(1858-1935 / England)

April - Poem by William Watson

April, April,
Laugh thy girlish laughter;
Then, the moment after,
Weep thy girlish tears!
April, that mine ears
Like a lover greetest,
If I tell thee, sweetest,
All my hopes and fears,
April, April,
Laugh thy golden laughter,
But, the moment after,
Weep thy golden tears!


Comments about April by William Watson

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/30/2016 11:27:00 PM)

    Beautifully envisioned short and sweet poem about the advent of spring and april. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (3/30/2016 8:34:00 PM)

    Another poet once said April is the Cruelest Month, but I don't see it when reading this. Its a season of tears and laughter, a lovely work. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (3/30/2016 3:09:00 PM)

    Oh, my goodness! Isn't this a lovely write! ! ! ! Love the girlish laughter echoing through it and even the sweet girlish tears- - Spring is such a delightful season, the youngest child of the year (Report)Reply

    16 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Moira CameronMoira Cameron (3/30/2016 1:21:00 PM)

    From 'girlish' to 'golden' - love that has stayed fresh through the passage of many years? This is a sweet sentimental poem. (Report)Reply

    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (3/30/2016 11:18:00 AM)

    Short and sweet poet about april. Nice. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • * Sunprincess * (3/30/2016 11:18:00 AM)

    ....wonderful, april is a pleasant month ★ (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/30/2016 1:35:00 AM)

    Hopes and fears of life! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Tapan M. SarenTapan M. Saren (3/30/2016 1:33:00 AM)

    This is very nice poem.. Feels great while reading.. (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Akachukwu LekwauwaAkachukwu Lekwauwa (3/30/2016 1:20:00 AM)

    a nice poem to usher in April... (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (3/30/2016 1:01:00 AM)

    Lovely little poem showing flippancy of a beloved's heart. Enjoyed reading it.
    Laugh thy golden laughter,
    But, the moment after,
    Weep thy golden tears!
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
Read all 10 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 10, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 7, 2011


[Report Error]