by Kendall Banning (1879 - 1944)

Language: English 
The bees are humming, humming in the clover;
  The bobolink is singing in the rye;
The brook is purling, purling in the valley,
  And the river's laughing, radiant, to the sky.

The buttercups are nodding in the sunlight;
  The wind is whisp'ring, whisp'ring to the pine;
The joy of June has found me, as an aureole it's crowned me
  Because, oh best belovèd, you are mine!


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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-12
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