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Post by aradlaw » April 21st, 2018, 6:37 pm

April by Virna Sheard (1865 - 1943).

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This short tribute to April (and the coming of Spring) is taken from The Miracle, and Other Poems by Virna Sheard (1913) ( David Lawrence)
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April! April! April!
With a mist of green on the trees—
And a scent of the warm brown broken earth
On every wandering breeze;
What, though thou be changeful,
Though thy gold turns to grey again,
There's a robin out yonder singing,
Singing in the rain.

April! April! April!
'Tis the Northland hath longed for thee,
She hath gazed toward the South with aching eyes
Full long and patiently.
Come now—tell us, sweeting,
Thou laggard so lovely and late,
Dost know there's no joy like the joy that comes
When hearts have learned to wait?

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Post by tovarisch » April 22nd, 2018, 7:44 am

Huh... Again, I'll start... :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/april_sheard_vb_128kb.mp3 1:07

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Post by Claire » April 22nd, 2018, 3:28 pm


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Post by Algy Pug » April 22nd, 2018, 6:08 pm

Algy Pug

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Post by aradlaw » April 22nd, 2018, 6:11 pm

Thank you tovarisch, Lee Ann and Algy. :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » April 22nd, 2018, 7:54 pm

David -

Here's mine. It must be spring. A pair of robins are trying to nest on a 2X4 on my shed, barely big enough to support the nest. I shudder to think what will happen when it is full of rambunctious nestlings.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/april_sheard_ps_128kb.mp3
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Post by Jude1972 » April 23rd, 2018, 7:46 am

here's mine:


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/april_sheard_jh_128kb.mp3 (01:13)

And also, congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who have had their third child born today...... I think my invitation to Harry and Meghan's wedding is lost in the post!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by RajVO » April 23rd, 2018, 10:16 pm

Here's my recording of this week's poem.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/april_sheard_raj_128kb.mp3
Duration is 1:04.
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Cheers, Raj.

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Post by aradlaw » April 24th, 2018, 7:58 am

Thank you Phil, Erin, Jude, Bruce and Raj. :thumbs:

@Jude, we didn't get our either, we keep sending them invites. :P
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Post by Jude1972 » April 24th, 2018, 10:03 am

aradlaw wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 7:58 am
Thank you Phil, Erin, Jude, Bruce and Raj. :thumbs:

@Jude, we didn't get our either, we keep sending them invites. :P

Excellent!!! ha ha......

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Post by silverquill » April 24th, 2018, 10:14 am

Finally, it feels like April in New England:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/april_sheard_lcw_128kb.mp3 1:01
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Post by aradlaw » April 24th, 2018, 11:36 am

Thanks Larry, what a change in the weather from last week. :thumbs:
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Post by TomDaley » April 24th, 2018, 8:22 pm

Here's my April, cruel though the weather may be:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/april_sheard_td_128kb.mp3
1.12

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