A shower on t’moors

Every poet since Chaucer has waxed lyrically about April showers1Librarius.com. (2022). Geoffrey Chaucer (1342-1400) – ‘The Canterbury Tales’, from General Prologue, ll. 1-42. [online] Available at: http://www.librarius.com/canttran/genpro/genpro001-042.htm [Accessed 1 Apr. 2022].:

Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;2When in April the sweet showers fall
That pierce March’s drought to the root and all
And bathed every vein in liquor that has power
To generate therein and sire the flower;

and foretold of flowery times for May. But I don’t think many had in mind a blizzard.

But it was short lived. Just 20 minutes later I was in sunshine and blue skies on Roseberry Common.
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    Librarius.com. (2022). Geoffrey Chaucer (1342-1400) – ‘The Canterbury Tales’, from General Prologue, ll. 1-42. [online] Available at: http://www.librarius.com/canttran/genpro/genpro001-042.htm [Accessed 1 Apr. 2022].
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    When in April the sweet showers fall
    That pierce March’s drought to the root and all
    And bathed every vein in liquor that has power
    To generate therein and sire the flower;

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