April -- North Carolina

Would you not be in Tryon
  Now that the spring is here,
When mocking-birds are praising
  The fresh, the blossomy year?

Look -- on the leafy carpet
  Woven of winter's browns
Iris and pink azaleas
  Flutter their gaudy gowns.

The dogwood spreads white meshes --
  So white and light and high --
To catch the drifting sunlight
  Out of the cobalt sky.

The pointed beech and maple,
  The pines, dark-tufted, tall,
Pattern with many colors
  The mountain's purple wall.

Hark -- what a rushing torrent
  Of crystal song falls sheer!
Would you not be in Tryon
  Now that the spring is here?

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