Neil Hester

All poems © Neil Hester unless otherwritten

Location: North Carolina, United States

Sunday, April 01, 2007


Another month, another Monthentry; let's begin April with some trivia:

  • April begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Aries and ends in the sign of Taurus.
  • The Anglo-Saxons called April Oster-monath or Eostur-monath, the period sacred to Eostre or Ostara, the pagan Saxon goddess of spring, from whose name is derived the modern Easter.
  • The American Revolution and American Civil War both began in April.
  • April begins on the same day of the week as July every year, and as January in leap years.
  • April's birthstone is the diamond.
  • April is National Poetry Month.
  • The last week of April is National Lingerie Week, Egg Salad Week, and Reading is Fun Week, among others.

National Poetry Month, eh? I've never been affected by it, but I do support any reasonable attempt to bring poetry to the public. Anyhow, on to the couplet:



April showers bring May flowers;
As for fools, they’re always ours.


Come to think of it, April 1st *is* April Fools'. I don't think I tried to pull a fast one on you folks in this post, but you never know...

Take Care,


Blogger AnoNick said...

Cool, keep the month entries coming... And the two-liner was good this time! :)

3:46 AM  
Blogger jdogmoney said...

This time, eh?

Hey, if April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?


With all due respect,

10:14 PM  
Blogger LAEvanesce said...

Glad the two-liner came off better this time around.

Very clever, Jeff.

8:09 PM  

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