June 1, 2008

GARDEN BLOGGER'S' MUSE DAY


Wild Roses by Vincent Van Gogh


JUNE

Mine is the month of roses; yes,

and mine is the month of marriages !

All pleasant sights and scents,

The fragrance of the blossoming vine,

The foilage of the valleys and heights

Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;

The mower's scythe makes music to my ear;

I am the mother of all dear delights

I am the fairest daughter of the year.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

18 comments:

  1. Lovely, Carolyn...(I'm finnally getting to catch up a wee bit on all my backlogged blog reading/posting etc. And I have my post up too!

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  2. Here comes the warm weather for you, Carolyn Gail! I just turned off the heat on Friday, & we'll probably need the AC by the middle of the week. Hello summer. I had to post a bit from "A Midsummer-Night's Dream" for my June Muse post.

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  3. I hope your June is shaping up as a fair daughter for you in Chicagoland, Carolyn!

    Thanks for starting Muse Day - here's my entry for June 2008.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  4. Hi Carolyn,

    My second piece of Longfellow for the weekend! Unbelievably someone at a London Tube station had scrawled a quote on the service bulletin board. The Big Sofa blog captured it for posterity.

    I'm celebrating garden birds today with a piece from Ted Hughes

    http://vegplotting.blogspot.com/2008/06/gbmd-garden-birds.html

    Have a great Muse Day!

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  5. I don't believe Longfellow ever wrote anything I didn't immediately fall in love with! Perfect prose for this perfect month. And the painting is a perfect illustration.

    My GBMD post is up as well:
    http://tinyurl.com/6z7res

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  6. Great poem for June Muse Day. I just posted my poetry selection.

    Jan
    Always Growing

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  7. Hi Carolyn,
    This is a very lovely painting and the poem. I think I didn't know it before, so thank you :)
    I made my contribution here:
    Ewa in the Garden: Muse Day#links

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  8. Carolyn, thanks so much. How cheery. I love how you've expanded my poetry reading.~~Dee

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  9. Loving the Longfellow! I posted some Jane Kenyon over at www.pleasanthillramblings.blogspot.com. Thanks, Carolyn!

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  10. great poem! my GBMD post is up, too!

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  11. The WWWs have their GBMD post up. We figured others would sing the praises of June, roses, sunshine, etc. So we took a slightly different angle. It's a bit chilly here for the 1st of June.
    --Curmudgeon

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  12. Thanks to all of you for joining the June Muse Day. I will be over to read your selections.

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  13. Lovely choice of poetry for June; it's my favorite month as well.
    This is my first Garden Muse Day post, and I have a late entry with some Robert Frost. I was waiting for the right photo op, but it didn't turn out. Sorry to be so tardy.

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  14. Not sure why we're showing up as "anonymous" but here is our URL.

    http://www.weedwhackinwenches.blogspot.com

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  15. Really enjoyed your site. The viburnum photos are lovely.

    I'm gardening north west of Chicago in the Rockford area.

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  16. Hi Carolyn,
    I haven't heard that term in a long time. "knee high to a grasshopper" I always use it. I visited your site a week or so ago and thought it was great. FYI, I have mentioned your site on my blog as a site to visit. Hope you get visitors.
    (From Visions)

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  17. Very nice poem for June! Hey Carolyn, do you work with orchids? I have some questions about my dendrobium - maybe you can answer them?

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