Cloudy Skies.

Silly ſshowers, how faſst you fall1
To keep my love at home !2
I heard her ſsay but yeſsterday3
She meant to gather flowers this way,4
But now ſshe will not come.5


Stupid ſsheep, how ſslow you move6
Through graſss ſshe does not tread !7
The wind turns chill, ye ſskylark’s ſstill8
What boots a ſsong, what means a trill,9
When ſskies are black o’erhead ?10


Cowſslips tall, your golden bells11
May rock and ring in vain !12
On you I vent my diſscontent,13
The dull world looks ſso different14
Through warm, grey drops of rain.15
A man stands and leans against a tree on the right-hand side of the illustration. The man looks towards multiple sheep that are spread out on the grass in front of him. There is a dog among the sheep. The top-left corner of the illustration is empty and contains the poem. In the top-centre, the word “APRIL” is superimposed onto an ornamental plate with curled edges. 1/2 page illustration is contained within a single-ruled border.