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rare as a day in June
Posted by: Steve08 (---.dalect01.va.comcast.net)
Date: August 03, 2003 12:39PM

Am trying to find the complete text and author of a poet I memorized years...decades ago! First lines...

And what is so rare as a day in june;
Then, if ever, come perfect days...
when heaven tries earth if it be in tune...
and over it softly her warm ear lays...

Thanx....

Stephen C. Fee


Re: Looking for a Poem
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: August 03, 2003 12:47PM

Steve go here:

<[www.emule.com] />
Les


Re: rare as a day in June
Posted by: P. Robert (---.c3-0.stn-ubr1.chi-stn.il.cable.rcn.co)
Date: May 04, 2004 05:49PM

Thanks for posting this. My grandmother always recited this to me on my birthday -- it has been a long time since I have heard it but still think of it every year around this time. Thanks.


Re: rare as a day in June
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 04, 2004 06:14PM

Let's see if we can make that link into a hyperlink:

[tinyurl.com] />

Les



Post Edited (05-04-04 19:15)


Re: rare as a day in June
Posted by: kate oreilly (---.158.33.211.ptr.us.xo.net)
Date: June 03, 2004 11:06AM

If someone has found the complete text of this beautiful poem, please forward it to me. My grandmother also recited it to me as a child. Thank you, Kate


Re: rare as a day in June
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: June 03, 2004 11:34AM

Jessica, below your post there is a subject heading called "flat view" click on that, then click on the link listed on the post above yours.

Les


Re: rare as a day in June
Posted by: E.Sheila (---.mn.centurytel.net)
Date: June 04, 2004 10:03PM

It's Wordsworth ...
next lines " whether we look or whether we listen
we hear life murmur or see her glisten.
Every clod feels a stir of might,
An instinct within that reaches and towers......

Again, I memorized it decades ago!!!
smf


Re: rare as a day in June
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: June 04, 2004 10:13PM

E. Sheila, I beg to differ, it is not Wordsworth, but James Russell Lowell:

Go here:

[teachers.net] />

Les


Re: rare as a day in June
Posted by: Rose Jackson Polatty (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 22, 2004 09:33PM

I, too, grew up with "What is so rare as a day in June?" but had forgotten the author and most of the lines. Since my children and grandchildren seem not to know the poem when I quote it, I tried the internet and find that others also loved it and had forgotten. Kindred spirits!




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