June Bug Neighbors told me his name was June Bug. They call me a June Bug, But I don't come in June They really should call me a May Bug I fly all night looking for a light A little romance and then love Here is the link where her signature can be viewed. He stood on the platform and recited one beautiful poem after another. Bug Poems. "Pek Gunn wrote poem called 'June Bug on a String.. that talks about how children a hundred years ago used to catch June bugs. Gunn was the Poet Laureate of Tennessee. About this resource. I was surfing the internet to copy and paste to a family member and this was the first link I found. Just in case anyone would like to have it. Today I read a fantastic poem called "June Bug on a String." Created: Mar 21, 2012. Rose Marie Wilson loves writing children’s books and poetry, gardening, sewing, and woodworking. The joys of June Bugs!!! Richard 'Pek' Gunn poet Laureate of this great state, is interred at Calvary Cemetery NashvilleDavidson CountyTennessee, USAhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/TUMBLIN-CREEK-TALES-SIGNED-FONDLY-1973-ANNA-BELLE-CLEMENT-OBRIEN-1970-HC-/310833772779?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item485f22f8eb, I would like posting here for you, another Pek Gunn book from ebay that has the original hand signature of Anna Bell Clement O'Brien on the inside cover next to the poem Mr. Gunn wrote for her in recognition of her birthday in Nashville! She believes strongly in spoiling a child as much as possible and that you can never spoil a child too much. However, my children never climbed them nor did they cherish the purple-skinned fruit with the juicy, ruby-red, viscera as did I, my siblings, and friends in our youth; although I did succeed in getting them to indulge in the sticky goodness of my one and only fig canning endeavor. ( Log Out /  June is the month For the June Bug, It's not too cold It's not too hot, And only Fathers Day Is all June has got. They-re bugs kind of like humblebees. It is matted and framed in dark wood. Discover (and save!) I carried my book with me, (as you were probably wondering.) I turned lazily about in my own tight circles; my eyes glued to the brilliant green scarab tethered by its hind leg to the end of the string. The bug would fly like all the rest. june bugs submitted by: hayseed. Preview and details Files included (1) ppt, 311 KB. As I slowly let the thread slip through my fingers, gradually increasing its length, my June bug buzzed, and soared higher and higher, and around and around in ever widening circles. Vision Part 3 - Intentional Faith Development. Here is the beauty of getting that book and saving it. It's June ag'in, an' in my soul I feel the fillin' joy / That's sure to come this time o' year to every little boy; / For, every June, the Sunday-schools at picnics may be seen, / Where "fields beyont the swellin' floods stand dressed in livin' green"; / Where little girls are skeered to death with spiders, bugs, and ants, / … There will be bug poems for every occasion and if you know of any that you think would be a great addition please let us know! I know there are two more friends again together in Heaven. I could feel the vibration—created by the turbulent ferocity of the beetle’s briskly beating wings—buzzing through the string between my fingertips. $3.99; $3.99; Publisher Description. This poem was written by a Tennessee author and poet laureate named Richard "Pek Gunn". A June bug flying around in late September I think I’ll move to L.A. sit in the sunshine at a sidewalk Deli and drink beer all day and mix it up with Hollywood’s best This page is dedicated to all of those crazy critters of the insect world. starting to arrive in the month of june a rather large shiny green bug, i discovered one once as i was hoeing out of the warm dirt i found one as i dug. I love how you cleverly pulled this all together . A car load of members from our location had traveled over to hear him that evening. Change ). I hope you'll enjoy tripping through it with me. Read more. He was as black as any black man ever is. they crawl out of a little dirt ball located deep under the ground, the little bug must crack this shell as these little balls are hard and round. Just how far he could go. Richard 'Pek' Gunn poet Laureate of this great state, is interred at Calvary Cemetery NashvilleDavidson CountyTennessee, USAhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/TUMBLIN-CREEK-TALES-SIGNED-FONDLY-1973-ANNA-BELLE-CLEMENT-OBRIEN-1970-HC-/310833772779?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item485f22f8eb January 25, 2014 at 2:36 PM. The last time I flew a pet June bug-on-a-string was the most memorable. I know there are two more friends again together in Heaven. ... More by June-bug . Add the string to the sheet and you have a special little keepsake for parents :) I have included a photo to show what mine look like completed. Some might have thought he was free. I have twice as many fig trees in my backyard now as we did down on South Street those many years ago. Borrowed from her memorial invitation card. except [hey don.t sting. Anne Belle was an Administrative Assistant to Tennessee Governor, her brother, Frank G. Clement. to see our brand new website! What, I'm not exactly sure of yet. Here is the link to the vintage copy on sale at ebay currently 1-25-2014. they crawl out of a little dirt ball located deep under the ground, the little bug must crack this shell as … Welcome! By the way, inside the front section is a printed copy where the secretary of state Joe C. Carr (Tennessee), made Richard M. "Pek" Gunn the Poet Laureate of Tennessee, dated February 4th, 1970. (note; 11 days left on this vintage book & is not my bid posting.) Enjoy! Download and print your poem sheet, then measure your class children with string. Picking him up, I felt the familiar sensation of a cocklebur crawling around in my hand. See more ideas about june bug, beautiful bugs, bugs. So, forgive the links that go nowhere; the dead ends etc. Borrowed from her memorial invitation card. This poem was written by a Tennessee author and poet laureate named Richard "Pek Gunn". Info. String Poem. I am happy sharing my personal experiences about this book. Anne Belle was an Administrative Assistant to Tennessee Governor, her brother, Frank G. Clement. I believe this poem can be found in his book entitled Tumblin' Creek Tales and Other Poems, however the book is now out of print. “Goodbye June bug!” I cried. ( Log Out /  You can also find samples of my writing under the title, "Ron's Time Tunnel" and "The Flowering Vine", on my most generous cousin's blog site, seekthebestblog.com. If it never occurred to them that climbing those fig trees, with their low-lying, climber-friendly branches, might be fun, or that feasting on the festive fruit of those trees might actually be refreshingly delightful, then it most assuredly did not occur to them that the tree’s denizens–the incandescent green-clad scarab beetles or “June bugs” as they were more commonly known–could be the objects of hours of soaring, aerial, and ever-so-slightly sinister amusement to a clever-minded lad or lass. unwary june-bug and the frivolous angleworm Thou dost hang canary birds in parlour windows Spring slattern of seasons you have soggy legs and a muddy petticoat ... June Poems, June Poetry, Summer Poems, Summer Poetry, Summertime Poems, Summertime Poetry June Sonnets, Haiku, Renga, Couplets, Tercets, Quatrains, Verse Liquid brown depths of kindness. All poetry of June-bug, poet, author, poem. there is so many insects that live Shop paperbacks, eBooks, and more! She is now interred at Memorial Gardens Dickson, Tennessee. But I took a little journey, To de eastern part of state, Gazed at all dat pretty scenery Til de time was gittin' late. - Kayleigh This poem is signed by Pek Gunn on the bottom right. I could feel the dizzying euphoria of flight as if it were I flying high instead of the fig-eater beetle at the end of my string. I wish to post a most popular saying of hers' (I believe she wrote and it goes like this....) "ISN'T IT STRANGE THAT KINGS AND QUEENS AND CLOWNS THAT CAPER IN SAWDUST RINGS, AND AVERAGE FOLKS LIKE YOU AND ME, ARE BUILDERS OF ETERNITY, EACH IS GIVEN A KIT OF TOOLS, A SHAPELESS MASS AND SET OF RULES, AND EACH MUST MAKE ERE TIME IS FLOWN, A STUMBLING BLOCK OR A STEPPING STONE." To go his way but still The poem says, I've been frettin' bout de future, and de things dat I'se been told, 'Bout what happens to us folkses, When we starts to gittin' old. june bugs. Fond childhood memories are the basis of her writings. Peks' mother's name is Betty so it must have been easy for him to script, "To Betty Jean from Pek" on its' inside cover above the published print, "Keep on laughing, it's better than belly-aching." June Bug on a String. ESSAY-LIKE SUNDAY MORNING: THE FIGLESS FIG TREE. Anna Belle moved from Nashville to our neck of the woods in Tansi, TN, however, at her home in Tansi, she suffered a fall that caused her untimely death on August 31st, 2009. then I got further down the poem and I read achy turns to breaky and I am thinking you know what that is so fitting because that is the point where folks start drinking so much that their two-step pretty much is no longer a two-step so now this all makes sense. I believe this poem can be found in his book entitled. I didn’t know that this was a June bug to my mom until I was 9 or 10 years old and we were visiting our family in Kansas. Kids would lie a thread around a June hug and then let it fly around while thev held the string and watched.. sounds mean: responds Emiiv. Here you can find thoughts, study God's Word, and discuss the issues and challenges of life. Free. ( Log Out /  Until one sunny day You wanted to change, From what you was To a brand new name. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” – Aldo Leopold. This is our online resource for community building and discipleship. Rose Marie would love to have a fudgesicle from the ice cream truck. They can be creepy and crawly, but like the rest of us, bugs have their place in the world. I sat next to Anna Bell Clement O'Brien at a supper gathering in a local restaurant my father was hosting. A June Bug on a String. :) I was married and expecting my 2nd baby at the time and was happy bringing my copy up to the podium for him to sign which he happily did. As you can see by the title of my blog, I have a fascination with TIME. I also think I saw her passing by at my father's funeral a little under a year before which was at our local church Nov.9th 2008. I was June bug and the June bug was I. Here is the link where her signature can be viewed. She is now interred at Memorial Gardens Dickson, Tennessee. (In fact, that same book is sitting next to me at my desk and very glad finding his poem, "June Bug on a String" posted in your church letter.) Who always arrived in July….so why didn’t we call them “July” Bugs…..I so remember those days…..at first, the legs are prickly and stickly….but then, once the string is attached, oh what fun in spinning slowly in a circle as it flew round and round! The download includes 4 poem sheets, two have the 'reception class, 2016' included, two do not. I paid $10.00 Dollars for my book back then, (1970.) Suddenly, a jet-black shadow blocked out the sun! Discover June Bug on a String by Rose Wilson and millions of other books available at Barnes & Noble. 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