by: Horatio Alger (1832-1899)
- hrow open wide your golden gates,
- O poet-lauded month of June,
- And waft me, on your spicy breath,
- The melody of birds in tune.
- O fairest palace of the three,
- Wherein Queen Summer holdeth sway,
- I gaze upon your leafy courts
- From out the vestibule of May.
- I fain would tread your garden walks,
- Or in your shady bowers recline;
- Then open wide your golden gates;
- And make them mine, and make them mine.
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|"June" is reprinted from Grand'ther Baldwin's Thanksgiving with Other Ballads and Poems. Horatio Alger. Boston: Loring Publisher, 1875.