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April 2016

April 2016

April Showers

April showers bring May flowers,

That is what they say.

But if all the showers turned to flowers,

We’d have quite a colourful day! There’d be bluebells and cockleshells,

Tulips red and green,

Daffodils and Chinese squill,

The brightest you’ve ever seen. You’d see tiger lilies and water lilies,

Carnations pink and blue,

Forget-me-not and small sundrop

Glistening with the dew. We’d have fireweed and milkweed

And many more different flowers.

Mexican star and shooting star,

Falling in the showers. And if all the showers turned to flowers

On that rainy April day,

Would all the flowers turn to showers

In the sunny month of May?

—Karen Chappell

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