by Gordon Bottomley (1874 - 1948)

Between April and May
Language: English 
Between April and May 
No more can pass 
Than the edge of a mist 
Or a sidelong ray 
From the mopn or the glass 
Where the little moons hide 
To shew me your wrist 
On whiteness and nothing beside. 

The night is still, 
The darkness knows 
How far away 
A wavering rill 
Of warm air goes ; 
Though no bough hums, 
Between April and May 
A streak of plum-blossom comes. 

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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-18
Line count: 16
Word count: 70