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Phillis Levin - End Of April

Under a cherry tree
I found a robin's egg,
broken, but not shattered.

I had been thinking of you,
and was kneeling in the grass
among fallen blossoms

when I saw it: a blue scrap,
a delicate toy, as light
as confetti

It didn't seem real,
but nature will do such things
from time to time.

I looked inside:
it was glistening, hollow,
a perfect shell

except for the missing crown,
which made it possible
to look inside.

What had been there
is gone now
and lives in my heart

where, periodically,
it opens up its wings,
tearing me apart.

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End Of April - Comments and Information

Poet: Phillis Levin
Poem: End Of April

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Comment 6 of 8, added on November 28th, 2011 at 9:00 AM.
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I dnt qet da poem can anyone plzz HELP MII ASAP.!!!!!!!
I hve this poem for a project.& i hve no clue wa da poem means.

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