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(18 October 1830 – 12 August 1885 / Amherst, Massachusetts)

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A Calendar of Sonnets: April

No days such honored days as these! While yet
Fair Aphrodite reigned, men seeking wide
For some fair thing which should forever bide
On earth, her beauteous memory to set
In fitting frame that no age could forget,
Her name in lovely April's name did hide,
And leave it there, eternally allied
To all the fairest flowers Spring did beget.
And when fair Aphrodite passed from earth,
Her shrines forgotten and her feasts of mirth,
A holier symbol still in seal and sign,
Sweet April took, of kingdom most divine,
When Christ ascended, in the time of birth
Of spring anemones, in Palestine.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


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  • Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (8/28/2012 9:25:00 AM)

    She left us a long time ago, but the beauty of her words and the wisdom will stay forerver...

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