Sunday, June 3, 2012

June / Dollie Radford


The skies are blue
     O'er the meadow now,
And the leaves are new
     On the willow-bough,
While the glad earth sings
     In one joyous tune,
All the happy things
     Of the happy June.

Oh the joyous time
     Of the fresh sweet June,
And the happy rhyme
     That must die so soon;
But again – again –
     When the years are young,
Will the sweet refrain
     Be sung  – be sung.

Dollie Radford
from A Light Load, 1891

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada, the United States, and the European Union]

Dollie Radford biography

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