April Rain Song
By Langston Hughes
Yesterday was the first day of spring. Today in Portland the high was 39.
Those “silver liquid drops” Langston Hughes refers to in his poem,
April Rain Song, were falling all around.
varying amounts. Snow this near the end of March is unusual.
the rain and cold. Such brilliant spots of color in the dark, cold, gray days.
No matter that things get off schedule.
Langston Hughes, “April Rain Song” from Collected Poems. Copyright © 1994 by the Estate of Langston Hughes. Reprinted with the permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.
Middle: Register Guard
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