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Catalog Number KSa020055
Collection Kate Strong Historical Library
Object Name Poem
Title June
Creator Shepard Alonzo Mount
Dates of Creation 18??/??/??
Scope & Content June
How sweet the green by month of June
The first summer's plighted love;
The green fields carpet where she moves
In her bright mission from above.

Wild roses greet her with a smile
And clover lawns and daisies spread;
A star like flooring for the earth,
In harmonies of white and red

The deep rich foliage stretch'd along
Beneath the blush of setting sun;
The old gray fence, that worms and turns
Finishing where it first begun.

The scare crow leaning with hat awry,
Sunken beneath all self respect;
Stuffed and used by his fellow man
An object of his base neglect

Ye thoughtless lads, that stone him here,
Whose presence kept the crows in awe-
Remember mercy in your sport,
O you may end, but men of straw.

The cows move homeward by the lane,
Their looing, o'er the hills resound;
The woodchuck hears the barking dog,
And hurries to his underground.