Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,691 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

My Lovely June - Poem by Valerie Dohren

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.


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.

Comments about My Lovely June by Valerie Dohren

  • Gold Star - 14,840 Points * 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

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  • Gold Star - 10,063 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 3,710 Points 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

  • Rookie - 347 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 7,023 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Freshman - 774 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,228 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 25,038 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Freshman - 830 Points Mary Forrester (3/25/2013 9:51:00 AM)

    Ah a really beautiful poem Valerie (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,699 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 3,860 Points 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

  • Rookie Julie Schleppegrell (3/25/2013 7:20:00 AM)

    beautiful poem, my daughters bday is in June, I appreciate the words :) :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,107 Points Diane Hine (3/25/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    A rich luscious poem and the notes add a wonderful extra dimension. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 25, 2013



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