Poet Comeau Takes Time to Enjoy the ‘Loveliest Month’

Signs of spring are visible all around Haverhill. (WHAV News photograph)

Editor’s note: Dr. Raymond F. Comeau, a Haverhill native, released his “Loveliest Month” poem in April, but while it is still spring, it remains timely.

Now of Belmont, Comeau is a retired dean and current lecturer at Harvard University Extension School. He is also a trustee, emeritus, of the John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace in Haverhill.

Loveliest Month

Spring is here

Spring is here

I holler to another self

As squirrels



Flit and gambol around the yard

And earth is moist

For flowers and worms

How could Eliot call April

The cruelest month

Even in war

Is it cruel to burst with love

And to rise again


© Raymond Comeau April 2022

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