Poems

April

SAVOR of love is thick on the April air,
The blunted boughs dispose their lacy bloom,
And many sorry steeds dismissed to pasture
Toss their old forelocks, flourish heavy heels.
Where is there any unpersuaded poet
So angry still against the wrongs of winter
Which caused the dainty earth to droop and die,
So vengeant for his vine and summer song,
As to decline the good releasing thaw?
Poets have temperature and follow seasons,
And covenants go out at equinox.


The champions! For Heaven, riding high
Above the icy death, considered truly;
'My agate icy work, I thought it fair;
Yet I have lacked that pretty lift of praise
That mounted once from these emaciate minstrels.
They will not sing, and duty drops away
And I must turn and make a soft amend!'
At once he showered April down, until
The bleak twigs bloom again; and soon, I swear,
He shall receive his praise.



Poem topics: , , , , , , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add April poem to your favorites

Add Poet John Crowe Ransom to your favorites

Similar Poems
There is no similar poems related to "April" poem.
All John Crowe Ransom Poems

Popular Poets

Louise Imogen Guiney (7 poems)
Francis Beaumont (2 poems)
Hew Ainslie (1 poems)
May Swenson (4 poems)
Caroline Southey (2 poems)
Richard Burton (3 poems)
Mama zai (0 poems)
Mark Akenside (3 poems)
Elsa Barker (2 poems)
Edward Dowden (3 poems)

Popular Poems

The Division Of The Earth, by Friedrich Schiller
The Pleasures Of Friendship, by Stevie Smith
The World&Mdash;Stands&Mdash;Solemner&Mdash;To Me, by Emily Dickinson
My Heart Is Sick With Longing, by Thomas Hood
Zapolya, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Sonnet Cvii, by William Shakespeare
Rubaiyat 33, by Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi
Life Cycle Of Common Man, by Howard Nemerov
Growth, by Ernest Dowson
Life The Beloved, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti