Quotations about all 12 months in general
Janet was quite ill one day.
Febrile troubles came her way.
Martyr-like, she lay in bed;
Aproned nurses softly sped.
Maybe, said the leech judicial,
Junket would be beneficial.
Juleps, too, though freely tried,
Augured ill, for Janet died.
Sepulchre was sadly made;
Octaves pealed and prayers were said.
Novices with many a tear
Decorated Janet's bier.
- - - Author Unknown
Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November,
February has twenty-eight alone,
All the rest have thirty-one;
Excepting leap year,-that 's the time
When February's days are twenty-nine.
- - - Author Unknown
The twelve months...
Snowy, Flowy, Blowy,
Showery, Flowery, Bowery,
Hoppy, Croppy, Droppy,
Breeze, Sneezy, Freezy.
- - - George Ellis
January cold and desolate;
February dripping wet;
March wind ranges;
Birds sing in tune
To flowers of May,
And sunny June
Brings longest day;
In scorched July
The storm-clouds fly,
August bears corn,
In rough October
Earth must disrobe her;
Stars fall and shoot
In keen November;
And night is long
And cold is strong
In bleak December.
- - - Christina Giorgina Rossetti "The Months"
January gray is here,
Like a sexton by her grave;
February bears the bier,
March with grief doth howl and rave,
And April weeps-but, O ye hours!
Follow with May's fairest flowers.
- - - Percy Bysshe Shelley "Dirge for the Year"
Quotations About the Month of January
January, month of empty pockets! … let us endure this evil month,
anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead.
- - - Colette
It is deep January. The sky is hard. The stalks are firmly rooted
- - - Wallace Stevens "No Possum, No Sop, No Taters"
Quotations About the Month of February
February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of
wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.
- - - Shirley Jackson "Raising Demons"
The most serious charge which can be brought against New England
is not Puritanism but February.
- - - Joseph Wood Krutch
Late February days; and now, at last,
Might you have thought that Winter's woe was past;
So fair the sky was and so soft the air.
- - - William Morris
February is a suitable month for dying. Everything around is dead,
the trees black and frozen so that the appearance of green shoots
two months hence seems preposterous, the ground hard and cold, the
snow dirty, the winter hateful, hanging on too long.
- - - Anna Quindlen "One True Thing"
Why, what's the matter,
That you have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?
- - - William Shakespeare "Much Ado About Nothing"
Quotations About the Month of March
The stormy March has come at last,
With winds and clouds and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies.
- - - William Cullen Bryant "March"
Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.
- - - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Indoors or out, no one relaxes
In March, that month of wind and taxes,
The wind will presently disappear,
The taxes last us all the year.
- - - Ogden Nash "Thar She Blows"
At the earliest ending of winter,
In March, a scrawny cry from outside
Seemed like a sound in his mind.
He knew that he heard it,
A bird's cry, at daylight or before,
In the early March wind.
- - - Wallace Stevens "Not Ideas about the Thing but the Thing
Beware the ides of March.
- - - William Shakespeare "Julius Caesar"
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.
- - - William Shakespeare "The Winter's Tale"
Despite March's windy reputation, winter isn't really blown away:
it is washed away. It flows down all the hills, goes swirling down
the valleys and spills out to sea. Like so many of this earth's
elements, winter itself is soluble in water.
- - - Unknown
Quotations About the Month of April
April is a promise that May is bound to keep.
- - - Hal Borland
April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
- - - T. S. Eliot "The Waste Land"
An April Sunday brings the snow
Making the blossom on the plum trees green,
Not white. An hour or two, and it will go.
- - - Philip Larkin "An April Sunday brings the snow"
The first of April, some do say,
Is set apart for All Fools' 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.
- - - Poor Robin's Almanac (1790)
April is in my mistress' face,
And July in her eyes hath place,
Within her bosom is September,
But in her heart a cold December.
- - - Author Unknown
Laugh thy girlish laughter
Then the moment after,
Weep thy girlish tears.
- - - Sir William Watson
Quotations About the Month of May
Hard is the heart that loved naught in May.
- - - Geoffrey Chaucer "The Romance of the Rose"
The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to
blossom, and to bring forth fruit; for like as herbs and trees bring
forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart that
is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds.
For it giveth unto all lovers courage, that lusty month of May.
- - - Sir Thomas Malory" Le Morte d'Arthur" (1485)
Quotations About the Month of June
O, my luve's like a red red rose
That's newly sprung in June:
O my luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.
- - - Robert Burns "My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose"
June is bustin' out all over.
- - - Oscar Hammerstein
What is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.
- - - James Russell Lowell "The Vision of Sir Launfal"
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast that it invented
- - - Bern Williams
It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.
- - - Nathaniel Parker Willis "The Month of June"
Quotations About the Month of July
Quotations About the Month of August
August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied.
- - - Joseph Wood Krutch
Quotations About the Month of September
September: it was the most beautiful of words, he'd always felt,
evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret.
- - - Alexander Theroux
Up from the meadows rich with corn,
Clear in the cool September morn
- - - John Greenleaf Whittier
Quotations About the Month of October
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
- - - Robert Frost "October"
O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather.
- - - Helen Hunt Jackson "October's Bright Blue Weather"
October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around
the dancing flames and sink into a good book.
- - - John Sinor
Quotations About the Month of November
November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year.
- - - Louisa May Alcott
November always seemed to be the Norway of the year.
- - - Emily Dickinson
Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow....
- - - Robert Frost "My November Guest"
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
- - - Thomas Hood
November's sky is chill and drear,
November's leaf is red and sear.
- - - Sir Walter Scott "Marmion"
How sad would be November if we had no knowledge of the spring!
- - - Edwin Way Teale
Quotations About the Month of December
"We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,"
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
- - - Oliver Herford "I Heard a Bird Sing"