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Children in bare feet
skim the surface of green,
their bright laughter
and the bee drone afternoon
fading in the trees
like lazy wind chimes
on a whitewashed porch.

The day's long perfume
settles under the sun
and draws out shadows
from behind garden gates
and old tire swings
where morning glory creeps and climbs
and gold bursts forth
on freckled lawns.

Picket fences break the blue
where latticework moths
flutter with lanterns in the trees
and cat tails like pan pipes
break the warmth
in jonquilled notes
that braid the world in June.
Summer...my favorite season. maybe it's the great memories from childhood that make me look forward to it all year. Life just seems simpler once June rolls around. This poem is a kick-off to the celebration of summer. Shelly is a longtime friend here at DA and I am very happy that she wanted to do this collaboration with me. This amazing picture perfectly captures the essence of June...and exactly what I tried to convey in my poem!

Please view and fave the original picture here: :iconsilentplea:
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:icondallelleslaul:
DallellesLaul Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
The name "June" is seen as a wife by me.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Writer
It can be used as a woman's name.
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:iconwaxmanjack:
Waxmanjack Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010   Photographer
Wow! Excellent. And you are quite right, Shelley's work matches your beautiful poetry perfectly.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! yeah...she is amazing!
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ringetteblondie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
I agree, this does make you remember all the good times from childhood.
Thanks :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Writer
You are welcome...and thank-you very much. Summer is my favorite season.
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:iconcrimzonrose:
CrimzonRose Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010   Writer
You have been featured here: [link] :rose:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Writer
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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:iconlapisfey:
LapisFey Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I love summer, too for that reason
Beautiful poetry to capture the feelings
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Writer
I could live in it all year. Thanks.
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:iconlapisfey:
LapisFey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
hrmm, not sure if I could :p I love autumn :) It's a beautiful season though :)
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:iconqueenofrelax:
queenofrelax Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
this is brilliant. my favourite season is summer as well,
and this poem is just lovely. things do appear simpler when June comes ^^
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! I could live happily in eternal summer...
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:iconqueenofrelax:
queenofrelax Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
i could as well. though my birth month
is december i'm certain i was born to live where
it is warm all year round (:
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
beautiful work
Love the imagery, & I can't even say I'm that fond of summer 1_~
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. It really is my favorite time of year.
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:iconsoulsiren:
SoulSiren Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
My favorite time of year too---thanks for painting this season with such beauty!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Writer
My pleasure - glad you enjoyed it. I definitely need to look into moving farther south...
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SoulSiren Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
I live in Tumacacori, AZ, and though it is hot in the summer, it is worth it! Lots of beauty to enjoy in the long summer evenings too, spending time with friends, etc. We get some amazing monsoons as well, and the land responds by becoming richly green and lush, like Scotland--- best of both worlds!
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Gossamerwings36 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Summer is great, and every summer I go back to special moments from my childhood when I lived them, wishing I could live them all over again.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Writer
So do I! Catching lightening bugs, chasing the ice-cream man, fishing, crabbing. What's not to love??
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:icongossamerwings36:
Gossamerwings36 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I still remember my favorite ice cream from the ice cream man
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GrannyJae Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
wow - just wow

sure brings back those so-long-gone childhood days, bless your heart for that :hug:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. I guess my love for summer stems from childhood.
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:iconsinnaminsun:
sinnaminsun Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Beautiful:)
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much.
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:iconfeylire:
feylire Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful poem with splendid capture of imagery!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate it!
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:iconunmerwe:
unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful poetry! Love it!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks so much!
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:iconunmerwe:
unmerwe Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :)
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:iconmoon-willow:
Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
oh yes! such wonderful childhood memories.... thank you.. the poem captured the feeling wonderfully & so does Shell's image... amazing!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks! Her work is simply amazing!
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:iconpaperdreamerart:
PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Simply Lovely! :)
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks!
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
You're very welcome!
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Xenogin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
it's a soothing read, i must say. really gives a vivid feel of nostalgia that is unmistakably as the title suggests.

:D
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks...I am big on childhood memories.
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:iconstrange:
strange Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a truly beautiful piece :)
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it!
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:iconstrange:
strange Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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twirlgirl-lyss Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
I love this! Summer is my favorite season, too. All your poems are beautifully written. <3
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - that is very nice of you to say.
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:iconthroughangelseyes7:
throughangelseyes7 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
welcome June :heart:

what a fantastic hello.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks! I am a big fan of summer!
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:iconcinnamoncandy:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Writer
Many thanks!
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lilok-lilok Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Gorgeous work! :icondarkmarek:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much, love.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
perfect combination indeed :)
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