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June Bells Flowering under the Trees

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June Bells Flowering under the Trees

June Bells Flowering under the Trees --------------------------------------------- Scarce had it rain'd -- blue hued drops showering down; in the witching hour I rode, where the earth is overrun by weeds, yellow fringed with black-eyed-susans; trees overhung with wild cherries. Pacing past the sequester'd glen, following the trail where tall beeches grow: long sleeved and long limb'd; and leaves falling in curling frills. Then I heard a merry song; sweetest tune enough to make a maiden swoon; soon turning round a winding bend, a field of dripping june bells; I sighted them, a thousand and more in blue slippers scatter'd wide. Seated myself on a moss cover'd stone, as one aptly does after a long ride. Somewhere beats an earthly heart, someone breathes a heaving sigh; Eyes turn to the darken'd clouds hanging by, and to the lowering skies; then far to the place where airy spirits roam, and to the sepulchred ground where unruffled I lie in my grave, under the tufts of june bells. .. For the contest: "Appreciation (In Honour of PD)" Sponsored by Abdulhafeez Oyewole Written on 4/23/2013

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  1. Date: 1/29/2014 10:04:00 PM

    hey, did you use to go by another name? I am clicking on many of your poems and it looks like i have already seen them !!! Anyway, this is so lovely seeing this one again.

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 12:50:00 AM

    This is really a very wonderful winning piece my dear friend Gautami! i love it and so enjoyed. My belated big congratulations on your awesome win. Sorry, if i came only now to express my gratitude for your precious time reading my poems and to visit also your work as well. I'm so happy to read outstanding write of yours. Have a great weekend! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 12:18:00 PM

    Very moving piece, I am sure Linda will appreciate your poem.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:54:00 PM

    Gautami... xool winning poem... PD

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 8:42:00 PM

    Gautami, such a turn at the end! I hope we can still enjoy beauty if there is an afterlife! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 4:17:00 PM

    I can see this as a win in both contests.....very easily a top place poem!! Beautiful work!!

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 5:46:00 PM

    this is a stunning piece. I am glad I stopped by to read. Also your avatar picture has an engaging smile.

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 5:01:00 PM

    Gautami :-) Have yourself a wonderful and lovely Mother's Day. Lots of Luv & Hugs *Linda

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 7:47:00 PM

    It was so nice to hear from you, keep up the good work, [I hope YOU enter this in my contest!!/poke/tickle] Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 10:20:00 AM

    It is always a pleasure to read your poem Gautami.Amazing poetry from you!

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 9:58:00 AM

    wow, that ending is really something. I was not expecting that. I just love this one. Great imagery, great meaning. A FAVE. and if I ever do another fave contest here at Soup, I hope you will remember I faved this. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 12:02:00 AM

    This is just beautiful from beginning to end. I have faved it to read again. SuZ

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:36:00 AM

    Ohhh .... thanks for your lovely poem Gautami, it pleased me to read your work. - Have a lovely day May 1st. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 5:04:00 PM

    Awww, this is beautiful writing, Gautami. I haven't read you in a while. Nice one, my friend. :)