books, spring

In honour of . . .

April – National Poetry Month

child's calendar

One of my  favourite poetry books

A Child’s Calendar – Poems by John Updike and Illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman

From the book jacket …

“…From the short, frozen days of January, through the long green days of June, to the first light snowflakes of December, here are poems for all twelve months of the year. Each celebrates the familiar but nonetheless wondrous qualities that make a time of the year unique. Vibrant paintings follow the members of a busy, contented family and their friends through the seasons, capturing their affections for one another along with the snowy quiet of winter, the newness of spring, the still heat of summer, and the crispness of autumn…”

April

It’s spring! Farewell
To chills and colds!
The blushing, girlish
World unfolds

Each flower, leaf
And blades of turf-
Small love-notes sent
From air to earth.

The sky’s a herd
Of prancing sheep,
The birds and fields
Abandon sleep,

And jonquils, tulips,
Daffodils
Bloom bright upon
The wide-eyed hills.

All things renew
All things begin
At church, they bring
The lilies in.

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