A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 06, 2017
“Spring is not the best of seasons. Cold and flu are two good reasons”

A poem about spring is:

“Spring is not the best of seasons.
Cold and flu are two good reasons;
Wind and rain and other sorrow,
Warm today and cold tomorrow.
Whoever said spring was romantic?
The word that best applies is frantic!”


The lines have been cited in print since at least 1968. Authorship is unknown.


Google Books
Southern Florist and Nurseryman
Volume 80, Issues 40-52
1968
Pg. 15:
We say spring is not the best of seasons. Colds and flu are two good reasons; wind and rain and other sorrow, warm today and cold tomorrow. Whoever said spring was romantic? The word that best applies is frantic. That’s what I know.

Google Books
1800 Quips and Illustrations for All Occasions
By Herbert V. Prochnow
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books
1994, ©1969
Pg. 172:
Spring is not the best of seasons. Colds and flu are two good reasons; wind and rain and other sorrow, warm today and cold tomorrow. Whoever said Spring was romantic? The word that best applies is frantic!

Google Books
The Book of Uncommon Quips and Quotations
By Venkata Ramana
New Delhi: Pustak Mahal
2003
Pg. ?:
Spring is not the best of seasons.
Cold and flu are two good reasons;
Wind and rain and other sorrow,
Warm today and cold tomorrow.
Whoever said spring was romantic?
The word that best applies is frantic!
The earth is warm ,the sun’s ablaze,
It is a time of carefree days;
And bees abuzz that chance to pass
May see me snoozing in the grass.
-- Anonymous

Twitter
Chelsea Brown‏
@iamchelseabrown
Spring is not the best of seasons. Cold and flu are two good reasons; Wind and rain and other sorrow, warm today and cold tomorrow.
5:56 AM - 22 Mar 2009

27 March 2010, Florida Times Union (Jacksonville, FL), “Joys of springtime: Warm and cold, breezes and sneezes” by Jackie Rooney, pg. V9:
Don’t let spring swings get you down. Bear in mind this brief, author-unknown ditty: “Spring is not the best of seasons. Cold and flu are two good reasons; wind and rain and other sorrow, warm today and cold tomorrow.”

Twitter
J.P. Adams‏
@jpadams81
Spring is not the best of seasons.
Cold and flu are two good reasons;
wind and rain and other sorrow,
warm today and cold tomorrow- Unknown
6:58 AM - 6 Apr 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Monday, March 06, 2017 • Permalink