April – A Poem by Vima Sheard with Recording

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The poem “April” was written by Canadian poet Vima Sheard  (1865-1943). Below you can listen to a recording of the poem and read along with the text.

MP3 Recording of April

by Virna Sheard

April! April! April!
With a mist of green on the trees–
And a scent of the warm brown broken earth
On every wandering breeze;
What, though thou be changeful,
Though thy gold turns to grey again,
There’s a robin out yonder singing,
Singing in the rain.

April! April! April!
‘Tis the Northland hath longed for thee,
She hath gazed toward the South with aching eyes
Full long and patiently.
Come now–tell us, sweetling,
Thou laggard so lovely and late,
Dost know there’s no joy like the joy that comes
When hearts have learned to wait?

Read by Tom Daley.

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