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April

  • ... April is hope.

  • April is a promise of what's to come.

  • April brings the primrose sweet, / Scatters daisies at our feet.

    • Sara Coleridge,
    • "The Months," Pretty Lessons in Verse for Good Children ()
  • In childhood we all have ... a far higher sensibility for April and April evenings — a heartache for them, which in riper years is gradually and irretrievably consoled.

  • April / Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.

  • April the angel of the months, the young / Love of the year.

  • ... that enchantment that I lightly took / Out of the lovely April is for ever.

  • Come up, April, though the valley, / In your robes of beauty drest, / Come and wake your flowery children / From their wintry beds of rest ...

    • Phoebe Cary,
    • "An April Welcome," The Poetical Works of Alice and Phoebe Cary ()
  • I could not be so sure of Spring / Save that it sings in me.

  • April comes to his own, / But he hears in the grass, as he goes, / The Aprils that were ...

  • As a pale moth passes / In the April grasses, / So I come and go, / Softlier than snow.

    • Mary Webb,
    • "The Thought," in Martin Armstrong, ed., The Essential Mary Webb ()
  • April was a deceitful month, full of brief glory, and promises it did not keep.

  • April is the two-week-old kitten, the month-old lamb, the six-month-old heifer, the two-year-old girl. Too young to know it has either past or future, it wears the ribbon of the fleeting present as part of itself ...

  • April hath a fickle mind.

  • Everywhere we are swaddled / In the palest green of new buds / And baby grass.

  • April's rare capricious loveliness.

  • Sweet was April, sweet was April!