June Muse Day

Barefoot Days


Rachel Field

In the morning, very early,
That’s the time I love to go
Barefoot where the fern grows curly
And the grass is cool between each toe,
On a summer morning – O!
On a summer morning!

That is when the birds go by
Up the sunny slopes of air,
And each rose has a butterfly
Or a golden bee to wear;
And I am glad in every toe –
Such a summer morning – O!
Such a summer morning!
 Thanks to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago for starting Garden Bloggers’ Muse Day


  1. carolyngail said,

    June 1, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Hi Jan,

    Great poem for Muse Day. Thanks so much for joining us.

  2. Nancy Bond said,

    June 1, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    That’s a delightful poem…and beautiful photos to go with it.

  3. Curmudgeon said,

    June 1, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Oh I wish it were warm enough to go barefoot here! It was way too chilly today to get excited about June’s arrival. Enjoyed your GBMD post.

  4. Jan said,

    June 2, 2008 at 3:16 am

    Thanks, Carol. I’m so glad that you started GBMD. It gives us a chance to use some poetry to express our feelings about nature and gardening.

    Hi, Nancy. Thanks for stopping by and the lovely compliments.

    Hi, Curmudgeon. I wish you could send down some of your cooler weather. It has been very hot here the last few days. Summer has really settled in now.

  5. June 2, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Too cold in Seattle – too hot and with the possibility of fire ants here!
    Thank you, Jan, for taking us to the lovely land of verse, where we can all go barefoot in imagination at least!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  6. Jan said,

    June 2, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Hi, Annie, this poem reminds me of my childhood when having permission for going barefoot in the back yard meant summer was really here. You don’t see kids doing that much anymore.

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