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April Showers

James Stephens 1882 (Dublin) – 1950

The leaves are fresh after the rain,
  The air is cool and clear,
The sun is shining warm again,
  The sparrows hopping in the lane
Are brisk and full of cheer.

And that is why we dance and play,
  And that is why we sing,
Calling out in voices gay,
  We will not go to school to-day
Or learn anything:

It is a happy thing, I say,
  To be alive on such a day.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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James Stephens

James Stephens was an Irish Republican and the founding member of an originally unnamed revolutionary organisation in Dublin on 17 March 1858, later to become known as the Irish Republican Brotherhood, also referred to as the Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood by contemporaries. more…

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