Friday Fun — Spring Poems

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Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.

QUESTION: Even though the Academy of American Poets declares April National Poetry Month, we live in northern New England, where we were hit with snow and freezing temperatures this week. So, what better way to end the week than with lines from our favorite poems about Spring?

IMG_1102Deborah Lee Luskin writes:

T. S. Elliot sums up April with the opening lines of his poem, The Wasteland:

       April is the cruellest month, breeding
    Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
    Memory and desire, stirring
    Dull roots with spring rain.
But Robert Frost nails April in this stanza from his poem, Two Tramps in Mud Time:
      The sun was warm…

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