Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

My Lovely June


O come sweet June, my lovely June
The month when first the roses bloom -
A wondrous, colourful display
By sunlight kissed throughout the day,
So chasing all my cares away.

And fixed above, the starry bull,
Glittering there, so beautiful,
Adorning thus the northern skies
Whene'er the dazzling daylight dies -
‘Tis like a glimpse of Paradise.

Then climbing high in heav'ns expanse
The sun ascends, to so enhance
The splendour that is all around.
O June, fair June, wherein abound
The seasons gifts, which full surround,

With flower petals soft unfurled
And vines around the trellis curled.
The grass is sweet and richly green
With shining luminescent sheen -
Your face, my June, a beauteous scene.

Carnations flourish through the years
Bursting forth from Mary's tears,
And Honeysuckle-scented air,
No other fragrance does compare -
I seek to ever tarry there.

O June, dear June, for you I wait -
My longing ever shall abate
When you recur with all your grace
To lift my heart and light my face,
And thus my soul to full embrace.

Such pure delight, all heaven sent,
O June, my June, you bring content.
‘Tis you for whom I ever yearn,
Awaiting thus your prized return -
O June, my lovely June sojourn.

Submitted: Monday, March 25, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

There is a Christian legend that when Jesus was carrying the cross, wherever Mary's tears fell to the ground Carnations started to grow.
They are perennials which are in full bloom, like most other flowers, during the month of June.

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/2/2014 2:22:00 AM)

    dear val, thanks for the poet's notes, i must research this legend...this is a very lovely tribute
    for the month of june...i enjoyed it.. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/13/2013 11:29:00 AM)

    The summer month of June one of my favorite time of year. sun shining hot nice feeling on the body. flowers in bloom nice write about June (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (4/25/2013 7:40:00 AM)

    June is a favorite for countless. Weddings, festivals, vacations. Smooth and adorable, Val. A wonderful read. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (4/3/2013 4:51:00 AM)

    What a lovely poem. I love poems about the natural world. Well done Valerie. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (4/1/2013 4:48:00 AM)

    A great poem which blooms with beautiful colours so vibrant with the scent of a bountiful summer month! (Report) Reply

  • King Big Head (3/27/2013 2:12:00 PM)

    Hi val it's me King, I'm back from thr dead.
    Yes I like your poem, I think you wanted to call it,
    My Lovely King, so when you have a spare min or two
    you can change it.

    Your King. (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (3/27/2013 9:05:00 AM)

    Valerie I have always said your words are unmatched on this site or any other. You continue to be a poet without peers. Wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (3/27/2013 6:10:00 AM)

    A wonderous poem Valerie...could you be a wee bit sick of winter.
    I am and your poem gives me hope that the dummer's heat will return someday. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/26/2013 11:29:00 PM)

    Carnations flourish through the years
    Bursting forth from Mary's tears,

    What beautiful lines! I haven't heard about such a legend! Altogether this poem is a marvel! (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (3/25/2013 10:33:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Val and with the weather as it is here at the moment we all wish it was June right now! (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (3/25/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    Gorgeous. I adore June it is far enough from winter and a long way from Autumn. It is, as you depict so delightfully, a beautiful time of the year full of colour and scented blooms. A lovely poem Val and, has Diane has stated, enhanced through your notes.
    June, well worth waiting for :) (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (3/25/2013 7:28:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, my daughter Lilly was born in June.
    So I'm hoping for good weather for her birthday party. (Report) Reply

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