"Hark, I hear a robin calling!
List the wind is from the south!
And the orchard-bloom is falling
Sweet as kisses on the mouth.
In the dreamy vale of beeches
Fair and faint is woven mist,
And the river's orient reaches
Are the palest amethyst.
Every limpid brook is singing
Of the lure of April days;
Every piney glen is ringing
With the maddest roundelays.
Come and let us seek together
Springtime lore of daffodils,
Giving to the golden weather
Greeting on the sun-warm hills."
Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), published as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a collection of novels, essays, short stories, and poetry beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. She published 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success; the title character, orphan Anne Shirley, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. Most of the novels were set in Prince Edward Island, and those locations within Canada's smallest province became a literary landmark and popular tourist site – namely Green Gables farm, the genesis of Prince Edward Island National Park. She was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935. You can read more about her life if you click on her name below the poem.
Photo taken by me at Meadowlark Gardens, Vienna, Virginia, in April 2009.
(Feeling better. Comments are back on.)
A very Happy April to you. I hope you are feeling much, much better.ReplyDelete
Much better than you Sue, just super tired. I have been going to bed early :)Delete
What a beautiful photo, with a beautiful poem to match! I hope you are a whole lot better! I have been waiting for your comments to come back on, because I want to ask you about your plant identification app. I got Plant Net and am unable to figure out how to work it. I take the picture, but cannot find the identification. What is the app that you use?ReplyDelete
Thank you Ginny, almost to 100 percent :) The plant app I use is called Picture This. I like it but would also be interested in your Plant Net. It takes a while to figure these new things out. I am the say way.Delete
I was just able to figure out how to get my app to work. But I still want to know what one you use, I would like both.ReplyDelete
Great! It's called Picture This :)Delete
Happy April, Denise! I am glad that you are feeling better now.ReplyDelete
Thank you Angie, much appreciated :)Delete
Lucy Maud Montgomery is a prolific writer. So many novels I can google online.ReplyDelete
She certainly is Roentare :)Delete
Glad you're feeling better!!ReplyDelete
The poem is perfect for April!!
Thank you Anni and happy you enjoyed the poem :)Delete
Glad you're feeling better. Isn't that a lovely poem and yes, lots of rain and sunshine here together.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jo :) We have sunshine today (4-4-23) and it's nice and warm :)Delete
Happy April, hope you don't get to many April fool jokes. and welcome back, hope this means you are feeling much betterReplyDelete
Thank you Sandra :) No April Fool's jokes here, don't go for them at all and I guess people know that :) Feeling much better thank you but tired. You know how that goes from your own bout I'm sure.Delete
Happy April Denise!ReplyDelete
Thank you Donna and a Happy April to you too again :) hugs!Delete
I am so glad you are feeling better. Love the pretty scene and image, beautiful poem.ReplyDelete
Take care, have a happy weekend.
Thank you Eileen, I much appreciate that :) Glad you enjoyed and you take care and hope your weekend was a great one :) I'm still in the process of catching up :)Delete
Glad to hear you are feeling better. Happy AprilReplyDelete
Thank you Ann and the same to you :)Delete
She was so talented. Welcome back Denise!ReplyDelete
She was indeed, thank you Christine :)Delete
I didn't know Montgomery wrote poetry. And I'm Canadian and should have known that.ReplyDelete
So many good poets out there that we don't know, but love learning them :)Delete
Happy April to you...no foolin!ReplyDelete
Thank you Ellen, and appreciate the no foolin, lol! :)Delete
A beautiful photo and poem!ReplyDelete
Thank you Nikki :)Delete
A beautiful image.ReplyDelete
Thank you William :)Delete
yes we also have had rain and sunshine. the climate seems to be all over the place in different parts of the world. Thanks for all your comments and have a great week ahead.ReplyDelete
You are very welcome Margaret. I will be visiting again soon :)Delete
Very nice, the photo and the poem..ReplyDelete
Thank you Margaret, so glad you enjoyed :)Delete
So pleased you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
Lovely image and poem.
Happy April Wishes.
All the best Jan
Happy you liked them, thank you Jan and all the best to you too :)Delete
Happy April days to you, Denise. What a lovely country scene this is. We just had a big snow, so I will wait for Spring.ReplyDelete
Hi Sheri, thank you and I wish you the same :) More snow? I hope it didn't hang around too long :)Delete