Originally Posted by PYRTLE
Jape - joke
Vernal - Spring
( had to look them up too )
BBC Podcast with Kate Humble about this seldom heard bird....? April Fool
Even that touchy-feely publication, the International Business Times published in 2015 a short paean on celebrating the vernal season in poetry:
"First Day Of Spring Poems: Celebrate The March 20 Vernal Equinox With Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson Writings"
Extracts from six poets are listed, including one from old Bysshe's The Sensitive Plant