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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1125. April Fantasie
 
By Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz
 
 
THE FRESH, bright bloom of the daffodils
  Makes gold in the garden bed,
Gold that is like the sunbeams
  Loitering overhead.
      Bloom, bloom        5
In the sun and the wind,—
April hath a fickle mind.
 
The budding twigs of the sweetbrier
  Stir as with hope and bliss
Under the sun’s soft glances,        10
  Under the wind’s sly kiss.
      Swing, swing
In the sun and the wind,—
April hath a fickle mind.
 
May, she calls to her little ones,        15
  Her flowers hiding away,
“Never put off till to-morrow
  What you may do to-day.
      Come, come
Through the sun and the wind,—        20
April hath a fickle mind.”
 

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