Sunday, 1 June 2014

June, the healing month

June brings garlands
lilies, roses,
Fills the children's hands
with posies

Mist in May and heat in June
Bring all things into tune.

June damp and warm
Does the farmer no harm.

Today is the first of June. This is one of the most beautiful times of the year.In Italy it is not too hot yet and the flowers are all in full bloom. The beauty around us helps  people to heal, the sights and sounds around us can bring great happiness and joy. James Russell Lowell's poem (1819 - 1891)  is a great way to herald in this beautiful month.

Oh! what is so rare as a day in June
Then, if ever come perfect days,
then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays;
Whether we look, or whether we listen,
we hear life murmur  or see it glisten
Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it.
We are happy now because God wills it.
Now matter how barren the past may have been,
'Tis enough for us now that the leaves are green.

Wild cherry trees

In June the countryside turns into lush shades of green

Roses bloom profusely in June

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful words and photos. What a lovely blog you have. :)