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Ode to June

Updated on January 27, 2015

Peter Pan Month

After a long northern winter the beauty of June always surprises me with its saturated greens and wildflowers, the first taste of garden lettuce and the impromptu trips to the beach. It is my favorite month, a month of possibilities and freedom. The month school kids run free and runners shed their pants for shorts. The month that anything seems possible, no matter your age.

So here's to June; to youth and possibility; to innocence and summer love; to dandelion wine and strawberry shortcake; to Peter Pan and anything else we can imagine.

Dandelion Wine

Stay with me my fickle friend

Your promises kept in daisy chains white and gold,

Picnic Sundays bubbling with champagne laughter

And sunlight bright as buttercups under chins.

Stay like campfire smoke on flannel

And echoing hearty laughter of good friends.

Like Indian paintbrushes and lupines gone to seed

The scent of running mint, creeping thyme

And late night river swims.

Stay sweet as sun warmed strawberries and afternoon wine

As dear as freckles on brown skin

And secrets told aloud.

Just stay with me

Just for now.


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    • brownella profile image

      brownella 2 years ago from New England

      Hi Rachel! I know, I am definitely ready for June too! Thanks for reading :-)

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Beautiful, now I really can't wait for June. Especially after this hard freezing winter we are having here in PA. It warmed me up just reading your poem.

      Blessings to you.

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      brownella 2 years ago from New England

      I don't know why but my grandmother always called June "Peter Pan month" come to think of it it probably was because of the fireflies! Thanks again for reading (and sharing).

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful, my friend, how do you know it is Peter Pan month? Is it because of the fire flies. I don't see them here in Texas.

      Voted up, UABI and shared.


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      brownella 4 years ago from New England

      Thanks Jamie, I'm so glad you liked it :)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful, thank you for sharing. Jamie