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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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:iconhernameisdren:
HerNameIsDren Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
The name "June" is seen as a wife by me.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Writer
It can be used as a woman's name.
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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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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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CrimzonRose Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010   Writer
You have been featured here: [link] :rose:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Writer
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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LapisFey Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I love summer, too for that reason
Beautiful poetry to capture the feelings
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Writer
I could live in it all year. Thanks.
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