Harriet Monroe

(23 December 1860 – 26 September 1936 / Chicago, Illinois)

April -- North Carolina


Would you not be in Tryon
   Now that the spring is here,
When mocking-birds are praising
   The fresh, the blossomy year?

Look -- on the leafy carpet
   Woven of winter's browns
Iris and pink azaleas
   Flutter their gaudy gowns.

The dogwood spreads white meshes --
   So white and light and high --
To catch the drifting sunlight
   Out of the cobalt sky.

The pointed beech and maple,
   The pines, dark-tufted, tall,
Pattern with many colors
   The mountain's purple wall.

Hark -- what a rushing torrent
   Of crystal song falls sheer!
Would you not be in Tryon
   Now that the spring is here?

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2003

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  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (6/4/2014 9:15:00 PM)

    ..........a beautiful tribute of april in north carolina....april is such a magical time of year... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brianna Cruz (8/21/2009 3:11:00 PM)

    it may sound corny but this poem is magical.
    yur words paint out such a vivid picture in my mind.
    yur very inspirational. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lori Murrell (12/16/2006 10:31:00 PM)

    This is beautiful. Iam also a publihsed poetry author of nature poems and I really can identify with Harrette. She was brilliant! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bryan Taplits (7/17/2006 11:16:00 AM)

    I was looking for my poem, and entered 'North Carolina'. I saw there was another poem about North Carolina. I decided to read it, and I'm glad I made the visit. It's a beautiful poem.
    Thank you for posting it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aly Willi (3/1/2005 6:11:00 PM)

    i couldnt understand some of the words-but in the end i loved it (Report) Reply

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