April---> derived from Aphrodite?
Zodiac: Aries--The Ram
As April is National Poetry Month, I offer you the following:
As Chaucer says:
When April with his showers sweet with fruit
The drought of March has pierced unto the root
And bathed each vein with liquor that has power
To generate therein and sire the flower;
When Zephyr also has, with his sweet breath,
Quickened again, in every holt and heath,
The tender shoots and buds, and the young sun
Into the Ram one half his course has run
from Canterbury Tales
T.S. Eliot counters with:
April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead earth, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.
from "The Waste Land"
And as always, that old chestnut:
"If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring?" "Pilgrims."