Friday, April 13, 2007

An April Day

It's that weather where, if you're working outside, one minute you get nice and warm in the sunshine and the next it's cloudy and windy. You end up taking a sweatshirt off and then ten minutes later putting it back on and wishing you had a windbreaker. This sort of day was captured well by Robert Frost in a stanza from one of my favorite poems, "Two Tramps in Mud-Time"...
The sun was out but the wind was chill,
You know how it is on 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 the sunlit arch,
a wind comes off of a snowy peak,
and you're two months back in the middle of March.

1 comment:

Ben Larson said...

What a fitting description of April :)