Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Where did the saying “April showers bring May flowers originate”?

This is a popular rhyme often heard around springtime, and can be traced back to the mid 1500s. In 1557, Thomas Tusser in his work “A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry” wrote, “Sweet April showers, do spring May flowers.”

Source: Wikipedia.org


Iemmanuel said...

Thanks a lot;
I'm a Frenchman in Paris and my old friend and roommate mentionned this for the first time ever in my presence.
I find it absolutely beautiful and will probably use it in a song or a poem.
So, here's the french saying in exchange :
En avril, ne te découvre pas d'un fil; En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît
(In April, don't uncover yourself by a thread; In May, do whatever you may...)

West Warwick Public Library said...

Thank you for the French saying! I will have to practice my French as it is a beautiful saying as well.