April's Charms Poem by William Henry Davies

April's Charms

Rating: 3.1


When April scatters charms of primrose gold
Among the copper leaves in thickets old,
And singing skylarks from the meadows rise,
To twinkle like black stars in sunny skies;

When I can hear the small woodpecker ring
Time on a tree for all the birds that sing;
And hear the pleasant cuckoo, loud and long --
The simple bird that thinks two notes a song;

When I can hear the woodland brook, that could
Not drown a babe, with all his threatening mood;
Upon these banks the violets make their home,
And let a few small strawberry vlossoms come:

When I go forth on such a pleasant day,
One breath outdoors takes all my cares away;
It goes like heavy smoke, when flames take hold
Of wood that's green and fill a grate with gold.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sylva Portoian 26 February 2010

Another inspiring sentimental stanza from Davies at April month, “One breath outdoors, takes all my cares away' April is painful month for Armenians, as genocide event* started that date. But April sings April, no-one can toast goodbye. _________________________________________ *Armenian Genocide(24 April 1915) Welsh and Scottish parliaments recognized our genocide but not English... yet! _________________________________________________________

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Ratnakar Mandlik 03 December 2020

A superb nature poem worthy of classic poem of the Day.

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David Bishop 24 March 2018

Got married in April so love this

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Mahtab Bangalee 03 December 2020

When April scatters charms of primrose gold ... When I go forth on such a pleasant day, One breath outdoors takes all my cares away; It goes like heavy smoke, when flames take hold Of wood that's green and fill a grate with gold. /// a beautiful poem; April; it's the beautiful time of the earth; It is thought that the name April comes from the Latin word " to open" and describes the trees opening at springtime.

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Khairul Ahsan 03 December 2020

'And hear the pleasant cuckoo, loud and long - The simple bird that thinks two notes a song; ' - so lovely! I entirely agree to the poet's observation about the cuckoo's coos. Glad to see this beautiful poem getting the honour of the selection as the 'Classic Poem of the day'! 5 Stars*****!

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Savita Tyagi 03 December 2020

Lovely poem. Reading of it in December takes me into the charming world of April away from the cold and frigid temperatures.

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Chima Ononogbu 03 December 2020

Beautiful imageries unsparingly sprinkled to project nature's uniqueness.

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Deluke Muwanigwa 03 December 2020

Great rhymes. No crime at all here. I liked the metaphor of the two note cuckoo. Way imaginative

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William Henry Davies

William Henry Davies

Monmouthshire / Wales
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