Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Poetry Tuesday: "April" by Sara Teasdale



April

The roofs are shining from the rain.
The sparrows tritter as they fly,
And with a windy April grace
The little clouds go by.

Yet the back-yards are bare and brown
With only one unchanging tree--
I could not be so sure of Spring
Save that it sings in me.

--Sara Teasdale

36 comments:

Seams Inspired said...

What a delightful poem that conjures up the best thoughts of Spring! Thanks for sharing. Happy Tuesday! :o)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A lovely poem Betty a joy to read.

Yvonne

Lin said...

I like the poem, but you got me with the photo. :)

EmptyNester said...

Lovely poem. Great photo!

Nancy said...

Such a unique photo subject. Well done! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Spring. Yay. Love the clothespins.

Baby Sister said...

Such a good poem...and oh how true!!

ds said...

What a lovely poem--the more I see of Teasdale, the more I like her. Thank you!

slommler said...

Spring is definitely singing to me. Love the poem and the photo!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Pearl said...

Oh, I really liked that.

Pearl

Madi and Mom said...

Morning BB...here in NC April is a transition month. It goes from to hot (83) yesterday to the 60's which are predicted for the next 7 days.
Happy day and thank you for the pretty poem.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Siv Maria said...

Lovely poem and very fitting for my day.

Cheeseboy said...

Ah, my favorite month. Captured perfectly.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I really like those last two lines. They are so feel-good.
Be well, Betty.
xoRobyn

Brian said...

That was good! But how did she know my yard was brown?

Brian Miller said...

lovely seasonal verse...love the singing...

Theanne and Baron said...

Spring is sure singing in me...lovely poem!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww how sweet!! Sing Spring! Sing!!

Take care
x

Velvet Over Steel said...

Very pretty poem, Betty!!

Happy Spring!!! XOXO

Ginny said...

I have always liked her poetry. And you have made clothespins into art!!

Ms. A said...

Love the poem. Where did you find the clothesline? Surely BB doesn't have time for a clothesline, unless it's by the pool for towels and swimsuits.

Tiger85 said...

Lovely poem. April is my favorite month. =)

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Sonora said...

April is a great month. It doesn't hurt that it is also my birthday month. :) I think this poem is a perfect description!

Daisy said...

I enjoyed the poem today. April is bringing spring in here a little tiny bit at a time, but at least it is on its way. :)

Snappy Di said...

You know... there's just something so wonderful about a photo of clothespins on the line. I used to hang clothes on the line as a child and will never forget the wonderful fragrance they held when dried and carried indoors.

Di

Out on the prairie said...

What a good desription of the unusual weather we expect. I was in shorts two days ago, and Friday the northern areas could see snow.

Ann said...

I love the poem and it's so true. My back yard doesn't show much sign of spring but I know it's there :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy to say spring has sprung here!

faye said...

Nice poem ...
where did you find clothespins ??

Sarah said...

Oh yes, Spring is definately here as I'm sneezing my nose off lately.

Marlene said...

Rained all day today. Poopy.

Retired English Teacher said...

I loved this poem. My yard is still brown and dry.

Happy spring!

Lazarus said...

I'm not a big poetry person but that was a great one. Also, appreciated the brevity, not like the long Milton or Keats works...(Had to drop a couple of names I remember from college...)

Pat said...

I like the poem and what a great shot of those clothes pins!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

What a lovely Spring poem!
Thanks for sharing, dear Betty.

Have a great Wednesday!

Betty xx

PLUS: Love the photo.

Leanne said...

Oh - look at those drops just hanging at the ends of the clips! Fantastic. Just fantastic.