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Old Wednesday 1st April 2020, 07:01   #1
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vernal jape ????
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Old Wednesday 1st April 2020, 08:56   #3
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vernal jape ????
I for one, have no idea what this means............
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Jape - joke
Vernal - Spring
( had to look them up too )
BBC Podcast with Kate Humble about this seldom heard bird....? April Fool
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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, (1820)...
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Vernal jape, sadly identified as a Coronated Raptor, Vultur major ssp. horribilis . . . (until now we only had some Vultures (Eurasian Griffon) as stragglers here in Holland)
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