Poems in April

Hello, dear readers!

April is National Poetry Month

There’s a Poem-A-Day challenge going on at Writer’s Digest, if you’re interested.

Here’s one of my favorites:

Oh, to be in England
Now that April’s there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf,
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England—now!

And after April, when May follows,
And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops—at the bent spray’s edge—
That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!
And though the fields look rough with hoary dew,
All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
The buttercups, the little children’s dower
—Far brighter than this gaudy melon-flower!

~ Robert Browning    poemhunter.com

And one of mine:

Cadence of My Heart

A trench coat in the shadows

of the Carolina rain

he waited on the tarmac

I trembled on the plane.

A long awaited summit

emotions sharp and deep

uniting kindred souls at last

commencing ‘dad and me’

I noted every nuance

his wisdom, scorn and wit

eyeing every corner for

a place that I might fit

To bask within his quiet calm

to memorize his stride

defy the odds and doubting minds

of those who would divide

Two souls that brooked the tests of time

together and apart

he remains my guiding light

the cadence of my heart.

Love you dad!

Do you have a poem to share?

Published by diedre Knight

Inspired by nature, encouraged by life. Writer, blogger, mother, sister, friend, and wife.

3 thoughts on “Poems in April

  1. Wow! Your poem is genuine art, dIEDRE!

    You definitely have a God-given gift with words. When I say that your writing truly impresses me, I assure you that I am being 100% sincere.

    I would have considered posting a poem of my own here, but I am not about to try following ‘Cadence Of My Heart’.

    Bless And Be Blessed, my friend!

    ~ D-FensDogG


    1. Aww, you’re too kind, Stephen. But it is nice to hear 😉 And hey, if I can follow Browning (as if there were room in First Class), you can certainly join me here at Streampebbles! What do you say, will you share one of yours?


      1. Well, not this time.
        Only because I honestly meant what I wrote (i.e., I don’t want to try following ‘Cadence Of My Heart’).

        But maybe next time.
        I wrote a number of poems in my twenties, and some of them I still think are pert-good, and I would be willing to post them. But not here. Not this time. I’m not sure I have anything that can follow this poem of yours. I felt it and could strongly identify with it. I couldn’t add anything.

        Next time, I promise, I’ll try to find an old poem of mine that seems worth posting.

        ~ D-FensDogG


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