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The Succession of the foure sweet months First, April, she with mellow showrs Opens the way for early flowers; Then after her comes smiling May, In a more rich and sweet aray: Next enters June, and brings us more Jems, than those two, that went before: Then (lastly) July comes, and she More wealth brings in, than all those three.

Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

I have recently aquired a book of Enlish lyric poetry written by Shakespeare, Browning, Hardy, Keats and other less known poets, inspired by the seasonal beauty of the English countryside, accompanied by Gordon Beningfield amazing landscapes.

These poems have given me such pleasure.

(2011 April showers does not apply).

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Lovely blog, beautiful flowers! :)))) Thanking you for sharing :)))

6 May, 2011


Pretty photos and interesting poetry alongside :o)

6 May, 2011


That's lovely! Thank you, the pic of the iris is stunning! Do you know the variety?

6 May, 2011


Lovely verse and that Iris is gorgeous

6 May, 2011


Poetry and pictures of beautiful blooms, what more could we ask. Enjoyed it immensely.

6 May, 2011


Enormous enjoyment from both - the poetry and the plants are very enjoyable indeed !

6 May, 2011


That Iris is gorgeous, lovely photo`s and a great verse...

6 May, 2011


That's a very nice verse. And you have some lovely photos :)

7 May, 2011


what lovely photos and verses too ~ perhaps Mr Herrick could amend his verse:

First, April, she with empty showrs
Closes the way for early flowers ???????

19 Aug, 2011


what does showrs means?

5 Jun, 2012

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