With further members of the set to be added as encountered, perhaps eventually some additional notes, here’s what I’ve got so far for my collection of poems that include a principal focus on, setting in, timing during, or metaphor based on the month of April —

[Temporary Traffic Detour Note — Although I’ve continued my usual pace of reading (even during this past week, when off at a business conference), I know I’m “falling behind” on recording each day’s readings and notes here. Rather than wait until the daily records catch up to today (the 1st of April), this set will jump ahead, then take its place when the days come along after.]

  1. Brown, JerichoContrast [Verse Daily]
  2. Davis, ToddThe Saints of April [The Writer’s Almanac]
  3. Eliot, T. S. — The Waste Land [Poetry Foundation] Launching out this set on the immortal muscle of that classic opening judgment!
  4. Emerson, Ralph WaldoConcord Hymn [Poets.org]
  5. Fargnoli, Patricia — The Last Day [The Writer’s Almanac]
  6. Friman, Alice — This April [Valparaiso Poetry Review]
  7. Hass, Robert — Iowa City: Early April [Poetry Foundation]
  8. Hughes, Langston — April Rain Song [Poetry Foundation]
  9. Kestenbaum, Stuart — April Prayer [The Writer’s Almanac]
  10. Kooser, TedMother [The Writer’s Almanac]
  11. Lehman, DavidApril 3 [The Writer’s Almanac]
  12. Lehman, DavidApril 4 [The Writer’s Almanac]
  13. Lehman, DavidApril 15 [The Writer’s Almanac]
  14. Lewis, Janet LoxleyThe April Hill [Poetry Foundation]
  15. Longfellow, Henry WadsworthPaul Revere’s Ride [Poetry Foundation]
  16. Melville, Herman — Shiloh: A Requiem (April, 1862) [Poetry Foundation]
  17. Ostriker, AliciaApril [Poetry Foundation]
  18. Sanders, Lewis — Haiku [Electric Acorn]
  19. Sarah, Robyn — Villanelle for a Cool April [Canadian Poetry Online]
  20. Sarton, May — April in Maine [The Writer’s Almanac]
  21. Schwartz, DelmoreCalmly We Walk Through This April’s Day [Poetry Out Loud]
  22. Shepard, NeilOh! On an April Morning, [Verse Daily]
  23. Shirley, AledaApril 15 [Poets.org]
  24. Snodgrass, W. D.Dr. Joseph Goebbels (22 April 1945) [Poetry Foundation]
  25. Spatola, Adriano (translated by Paul Vangelisti) — Secret Last Year (A Calendar Twelve-tone) [4. April, maybe] [Poets.org]
  26. Travis, Charles — April [Electric Acorn]
  27. Van Doren, Sally — April [Poets.org]
  28. Wilbur, Richard — April 5, 1974 [The Writer’s Almanac]
  29. Zapruder, Matthew — April Snow [Poetry Foundation] I found myself driving south through snow on the 1st of April.

Other Month Sets at Verse Per Se

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

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