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April weather and poetry

April weather and poetry

Posted By Sunny Lockwood

April is national poetry month, as you probably know.

This April is also being cold and wintry, putting many of us who are ready for Spring in a cranky mood.

However, let’s talk poetry. In 1934 Robert Frost wrote the poem "Two Tramps in Mud Time."

While the poem itself, is worth reading, a few lines from it describe perfectly the fickle winter-in-spring weather we are not enjoying here in the foothills.

When I was writing yesterday’s blog post about our cold, wet weather, I kept remembering portions of this passage. Last night, I found the poem on line. Let me share the passage I was thinking of with you because it perfectly describes what we’ve been going through here in the foothills. And besides, it’s poetry month!


"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.

You know how it is with an April day

When the sun is out and the wind is still,

You’re one month on in the middle of May.

But if you so much as dare to speak,

A cloud comes over a sunlit arch,

A wind comes off a frozen peak,

And you’re two months back in the middle of March!"


Thank you, Robert Frost! You said it so much better than I could!


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