Valerie Dohren

Silver Star - 3,051 Points (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
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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 this poem (My Lovely June by Valerie Dohren )

  • Gold Star - 10,463 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

  • Silver Star - 9,695 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

  • Veteran Poet - 3,181 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 - 267 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

  • Veteran Poet - 4,069 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

  • Rookie - 516 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

  • Freshman - 1,133 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 - 17,104 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 - 619 Points Mary Forrester (3/25/2013 9:51:00 AM)

    Ah a really beautiful poem Valerie (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,096 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

  • Freshman - 2,441 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

  • Veteran Poet - 3,070 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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