If I were gusty April now,
How I would blow at laughing Rose ;
I'd make her ribbons slip their knots,
And all her hair come loose.
If I were merry April now,
How I would pelt her cheeks with showers ;
I'd make carnations, rich and warm,
Of her vermilion flowers.
Since she will laugh in April's face.
No matter how he rains or blows --
Then O that I wild April were,
To play with laughing Rose.
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
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