The First of April, Some Do Say

april fool Raphael KirchnerFor the first day of National Poetry Month and April Fool’s Day here’s a rhyme recorded in 1790 in the Poor Robin’s Almanac.

The first of April, some do say
Is set apart for All Fool’s Day;
But why the people call it so
Nor I, nor they themselves, do know,
But on this day are people sent
On purpose for pure merriment.

 

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