The Parents' Review

A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture

Edited by Charlotte Mason.

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
To A Child Born in April

by K.E.W.
Volume 4, 1893/94, pg. 361

Happy little April maid
Who in early childhood played,
In the father tended glade,
All among the flowers!

Happy that thy mother's heart
Knows so well its mother's part,
To be glad, for glad thou art
Babe of April joys.

Never mind the April showers,
They will bring us lovely flowers;
God sends beauty, it is ours,
Wreathe thy happy brows!

Every little leaf and bud
Cowslip field and primrose wood
All for thee, to do thee good,
Skip then with the lambs!

Sing sweet April lassie sing
Thou art part of a joyous spring
Earth is thine, and Christ thy King,
Praise Him with the birds.