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Knee-Deep In June

Rating: 2.9

Tell you what I like the best --
'Long about knee-deep in June,
'Bout the time strawberries melts
On the vine, -- some afternoon
Like to jes' git out and rest,
And not work at nothin' else!

Orchard's where I'd ruther be --
Needn't fence it in fer me! --
Jes' the whole sky overhead,

And the whole airth underneath --
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Joseph Poewhit 02 June 2010

Got that end of the year, school is out for the summer feeling.

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Kevin Straw 02 June 2010

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.

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Ramesh T A 02 June 2010

Prolific poetic expression regarding the significance of June in something wonderful to read!

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Alison Ness 02 June 2005

It's a good poem but could be alot shorter

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Janet Hedger 02 June 2008

I love the poetic language, summing up the glorious month of June, Jan

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Matthew G Zatkalik 18 September 2018

I grew up with winding up the Victrola and listening to a a deep-voiced man reading or reciting knee-deep in June about the time.. Finally, one person, suspect I asked hundreds of people over many years, about that knee deep in June record - and he knew the name of the author. That remembrance brings to my mind of my childhood and Grandma

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Francie Lynch 02 June 2014

Brilliant. Fucking brilliant.

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Michelle Claus 02 June 2014

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

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Connie Yost 02 June 2013

Oh heart of mine, Mr. Riley, I have always loved this one.

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Mia Cox 02 June 2012

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

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