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April Is the Cruelest Month: A short poem in anapestic tetrameter, which is intended as a response to the opening lines of T. S. Eliot's The Wasteland.
Posted by Douglas, Apr 2, 2010. 1866 views. ID = 3424

April Is the Cruelest Month

Posted by Douglas, Apr 2, 2010. 1866 views. ID = 3424
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haven't seen a whole lot of anapestic tetrameter around here lately...
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It's been said that the month that is cruelest of all
Is a month in the spring, not the winter or fall;
'Tis the month between March and that merry old May,
Oh, yes April's the cruel one, as Eliot would say.
Though I've said it before, I shall say it again,
It's not for the memories, the lilacs or rain;
The cruelest of all, if you'll just catch my meaning,
Is that April's the time for that dreadful spring cleaning.

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