Treasure Island

David Wood

(07 April 1950 / London)

June


June burst forth with sunshine blest
Buds awakening on the stem of trees
Life awakens like a treasure chest
And butterflies flutter in the breeze.

Cygnets follow in line astern their mother,
And other ducks swim along with pride
Ducklings bobbing in the water, one behind the other
In shimmering lakes and rivers country-wide.

Weeping willows gracefully kiss the water’s edge
Their leaves blowing gently in the wind
Gaggling geese chatting as they sit on the ledge
And the old man sitting on a bench just grinned.

Dog walkers with their pets strolling on the grass,
Mum’s with babe’s in pushchairs following on behind,
Joggers running round and round trying hard to pass.
All enjoying the June sunshine away from the daily grind.

Submitted: Friday, June 14, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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I wrote this when we had a week of sun, now we have just had a week of rain. Typical June.

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  • Patricia Grantham (6/18/2013 8:52:00 PM)

    June heralds the beginning of Summer.
    With it's fresh spring flowers, glowing
    sunshine and wafting warm breezes.
    Ah! The joy of it all! A good write.
    I invite you to read my poem Just Imagine and
    Diamonds in the Sky (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (6/14/2013 8:46:00 PM)

    You capture the scene of a warm June day with all the wonders of spring in a fantastic and melodious poem. As a reader i felt immersed in the scene and can really enjoy. Excellent poem, David (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (6/14/2013 4:21:00 PM)

    You're right val. A signet is a smal seal used for stamping documents. Thats where signet ring comes from. Well spotted. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (6/14/2013 3:37:00 PM)

    Lovely seasonal poem David. May I be so bold as to point out you have misspelled 'signets' - should be cygnets. Doesn't detract from the beauty of your poem, of course - just me being a spelloholic! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/14/2013 12:13:00 PM)

    Buds awakening on the stem of trees
    And butterflies flutter in the breeze
    Beautifully described spring time and all the activity. Please also read my poem 'Spring is Here' when you have time. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (6/14/2013 5:20:00 AM)

    Another cracking poem David your nature poems are spot on.
    As I work outdoors I know only too well about our weather! (Report) Reply

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