Friday, April 06, 2007
My birthday is this weekend, so I am going to tell you my favorite April poem.
It's Ogden Nash's Always Marry an April Girl.
My favorite lines say:
April golden, April cloudy,
Gracious, cruel, tender, rowdy;
I found this poem when I was in about eighth grade and I thought it was all about me. April is a confusing mix of weather; yesterday the cherry blossoms were ready to open and the sun was shining but the wind cut like a knife. Suddenly the sky clouded over and ten minutes later the air was full of snow flurries. Then we had sun again, and then more snow. That's how I felt at 13. It was very affirming to see that temperament admired and celebrated in a poem.
Read the full poem here.