But I know the months all, And their sweet names, April, May and June and October, As you call and call
I must remember
What died into April
And consider what will be born
Of a fair November;
And April I love for what
It was born of, and November
For what it will die in,
What they are and what they are not.
KeywordsOpening Line Blow Down Green Road Lost Paradise Shadow Side
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- 1.All quotations from Thomas’ poems are from The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas, ed. R. George Thomas (Oxford, 1978).Google Scholar