James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

Knee-Deep in June

Tell you what I like the best --
'Long about knee-deep in June,
'Bout the time strawberries melts
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Comments about this poem (Knee-Deep in June by James Whitcomb Riley )

  • Bronze Star - 2,490 Points Francis Lynch (6/2/2014 9:07:00 PM)

    Brilliant. Fucking brilliant. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 762 Points Michelle Claus (6/2/2014 11:56:00 AM)

    This poem is fun to read out loud, r-e-a-l... s-l-o-w... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Connie Yost (6/2/2013 4:32:00 PM)

    Oh heart of mine, Mr. Riley, I have always loved this one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mia Cox (6/2/2012 7:29:00 PM)

    that was amazing it really had that feeling....the one you have when u like something and i really liked that (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (6/2/2010 10:43:00 AM)

    Terrific stuff! I guess being son of an attorney this is not his natural accent, but maybe he spoke both fluently. He makes you feel you are lying there with him looking up and around at what he is seeing, and enjoying his wit. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 585 Points Ramesh T A (6/2/2010 7:59:00 AM)

    Prolific poetic expression regarding the significance of June in something wonderful to read! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Joseph Poewhit (6/2/2010 1:52:00 AM)

    Got that end of the year, school is out for the summer feeling. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Janet Hedger (6/2/2008 3:28:00 AM)

    I love the poetic language, summing up the glorious month of June,
    Jan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie George Wootton (6/2/2007 5:44:00 AM)

    I can certainly identify with Mr. Riley's thoughts here. In this fast-paced time we suffer in today there is precious little time to just lay back and rest and enjoy the moment. Loved the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Ness (6/2/2005 3:17:00 PM)

    It's a good poem but could be alot shorter (Report) Reply

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