Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

(8 December 1832 – 26 April 1910 / Kvikne)

Choice - Poem by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

April for me I choose!
In it the old things tumble,
In it things new refresh us;
It makes a mighty rumble,-
But peace is not so precious
As that his will man shows.

April for me I choose,
Because it storms and scourges,
Because it smiles and blesses,
Because its power purges,
Because it strength possesses,-

In it the summer grows.

Comments about Choice by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

  • Rookie - 2 Points Prince Adufah (10/30/2015 12:42:00 PM)

    Repetition used to emphasize the essence of April to the speaker. I believe one of the theme will be excitement. I will assess the speaker as a romantic because of his strong connection to and description of the natural phenomena that is encountered in April.
    April has also been personified greatly in the second stanza.
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  • Gold Star - 47,399 Points Edward Kofi Louis (10/30/2015 6:59:00 AM)

    Nature! ! Its power purges. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,419 Points Seema Jayaraman (10/30/2015 2:22:00 AM)

    Good poem all for April.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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