April Love

by: Ernest Dowson

Ernest Christopher Dowson Bibliography

Ernest Christopher Dowson was a poet, story writer and novelist. Mainly remembered for his poetry from the late 1800s. He grew up in france and was very familiar with the french language. Like many other poets from this time he was very inspired by old french poetry. Ernest also had a great-uncle who was a poet, who also had an impact on Ernest's style of writing. In 1887 Ernest left Queen's College, Oxford without taking a degree. He then converted to Roman Catholicism.


April Love

We have walked in Love's land a little way,
We have learnt his lesson a little while,
And shall we not part at the end of day,
With a sigh, a smile?
A little while in the shine of the sun,
We were twined together, joined lips, forgot
How the shadows fall when the day is done,
And when Love is not.
We have made no vows--there will none be broke,
Our love was free as the wind on the hill,
There was no word said we need wish unspoke,
We have wrought no ill.
So shall we not part at the end of day,
Who have loved and lingered a little while,
Join lips for the last time, go our way,
With a sigh, a smile?

Poem Theme

After reading this poem a few times I've come to think that the theme in this poem is that "time flies when you're having fun" because this poem is about two lovers who have had so much fun together. Unfortunately their love can not last and sometimes you have to say goodbye, no matter how hard it may be.

why I chose this poem?

When I was younger my grandpa would sing "April Love by Pat Boone" around the house and when I saw that there was a poem with the same name as the song I figured it would be fun to use this for our assignment this trimester.
April Love - Pat Boone
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