A Day In June
By E.B. Lowe
Good Housekeeping, June 9, 1888. p. 61.
While daisies are beating their symbols
All over the meadows, to-day,
And clouds like the fleece of a lambkin
Across the wide sky-ocean stray;
The brooklets, those fair gypsy minstrels,
Are singing low songs 'neath the trees,
The green boughs are murmuring sweetly
As they rock in the arms of the breeze.
The bees in their jackets of velvet,
Jet black, with a girdle of gold,
Wind their horns as they swing the red clover,--
The grasshoppers gossip and scold
Like turbulent shrews. The brown sparrow,
Now and then from her nest on the ground,
Blows a note on her flute, then is silent--
From the hillside, the thrushes rebound.
As anthem in low, dreamy voices--
Afar, on the rim of the lake,
A gray loom keeps calling and calling,
'Mid the sedges that tremble and shake.
There's a scent in the air of wild roses,
And the breeze from invisible wings,
The odor of resinous pine trees
Abroad o'er the wide valley flings.
O day, so delicious—entrancing!
Words cannot thy beauty display--
No limner with hand how'er cunning,
A tithe of thy grace can portray.
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A Header (?) (Poem—1883)
A Modern Love Sung in Ancient Fashion (Poem—1884)
The Autumn Woods (Poem—1888)
An Early Morning Ride (Poem—1883)
Great Grandma's Hallowe'en (Poem —1887)
In Nutting Time (Poem—1890)
May Day (Poem—1889)
Memorial Day (Poem—1890)
My Wheel (Poem—1883)
'Neath the Magnolias (Poem—1883)
On Wings of Love (Poem—1884)
The Soldier's Daughter (Poem—1889)
Song for October (Poem—1888)
Wheelman's Song (Poem—1883)
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