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An April Joke

Carolyn Wells 1862 (Rahway) – 1942



Oh, it was a merry, gladsome day,
When the April Fool met the Queen of May;
She had roguish eyes and golden hair,
And they were a mischief-making pair.
They planned the funniest kind of a joke
On the poor, long-suffering mortal folk;
And a few mysterious words he said,
His fool's cap close to her flower-crowned head.
Then he laughed till he made his cap-bells ring,
At the thought of the topsy-turvy Spring.
''Tis a fair exchange,' he said, with a wink--
'It is!' she said, and what do you think?
The flowers that should bloom in the month of May
Every one of them came on an April day!
And they looked for April showers in vain,
But all through May it did nothing but rain!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AABBCCDDEEFFAAGG
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 669
Words 132
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16

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