Thursday, April 04, 2013

Now that April's here........ (Thursday extracts)

Home Thoughts From Abroad

O, 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!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)
Poem dated 1845


snafu said...

Oh to be in that England. Brrrr.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Anne .. I'm sure April is coming - the calendar's wrong ... I had to break the ice in the bird baths this morning .. honestly! In Eastbourne to have frost at all .. let alone in April ..

Cheers - well I'm not so sure! Hilary