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A REMINISCENCE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas april; 'twas sunday; the day was fair
Last Line: Have you forgot?
Alternate Author Name(s): C., J. F.
Subject(s): Courtship; Man-woman Relationships; Memory; Male-female Relations


"C'était en Avril, le Dimanche."—Pailleron

'TWAS April; 'twas Sunday; the day was fair,—
Yes! sunny and fair.
And how happy was I!
You wore the white dress you loved to wear;
And two little flowers were hid in your hair—
Yes! in your hair—
On that day—gone by!

We sat on the moss; it was shady and dry;
Yes! shady and dry;
And we sat in the shadow.
We looked at the leaves, we looked at the sky;
We looked at the brook which bubbled near by,—
Yes! bubbled near by,
Through the quiet meadow.

A bird sang on the swinging vine,—
Yes! on the vine,—
And then,—sang not;
I took your little white hand in mine;
'Twas April; 'twas Sunday; 'twas warm sun-shine,—
Yes! warm sunshine:
Have you forgot?





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