Sing a Song of Spring

APRIL LULLABY

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Speak softly, gentle cedars,

a lullaby to the winged children.

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Those who presume to

haunt your privet boughs, nestled in

cradles of sticks and straw.

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Those who thieve the

spice and sunshine

from your leafy limbs to feed

their tiny souls.

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Those who braved the perils of snow

with feathered fortitude

and those who return only now,

when the season is warm

and ripe to fill the nest.

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Scarlet robes and plain janes,

poets who whisper in the sighing wind

and sentinels who scream at dawn.

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Hushed be the melody

and tender the sway of branches

that soothes these innocents in your keep,

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as April joins the chorus.

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