View all posts by ronbrownx. Here is the link where her signature can be viewed. 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." He stood on the platform and recited one beautiful poem after another. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 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 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. Your eyes shined so softly and brown, I then knew nothing could bring me down. I believe this poem can be found in his book entitled. june bugs. This poem is signed by Pek Gunn on the bottom right. 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. You once was known As just a bug, Just like any other Bug in a rug. He had caught a frog in our window-well and wanted to make a home for it. The last time I flew a pet June bug-on-a-string was the most memorable. I am so glad you like it! 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. June Bug Pat Jasper This morning as I was fixing lunch, he tore through the screen door looking for just-the-right-size box. 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. This page is dedicated to all of those crazy critters of the insect world. there is so many insects that live 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. Explore the largest collection of jazz recordings @ All About Jazz Bug Poems. A smile spread across her face as she told me how she used to tie a string around a June bug and carry it around while the bug flew along, like a tiny living balloon. Picking him up, I felt the familiar sensation of a cocklebur crawling around in my hand. ( Log Out /  Today marks the third 30/30 poem in a row by a Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award winner - this time, G. Neri, the 2010 recipient (based on the strength of his Chess Rumble, a free verse gem about poverty, death, and chess). The download includes 4 poem sheets, two have the 'reception class, 2016' included, two do not. June quotes about gardening. One of his best and a favorite of mine, (which is not in this vintage copy), he recited gloriously! Rose Marie Wilson loves writing children’s books and poetry, gardening, sewing, and woodworking. Here you can find thoughts, study God's Word, and discuss the issues and challenges of life. I know there are two more friends again together in Heaven. Change ). They can be creepy and crawly, but like the rest of us, bugs have their place in the world. All poetry of June-bug, poet, author, poem. Aug 16, 2014 - Explore pete parham's board "june bug" on Pinterest. Welcome to the Graefenburg UMC blog! (note; 11 days left on this vintage book & is not my bid posting.) Was that the length of string controlled. $3.99; $3.99; Publisher Description. Here is the link to the vintage copy on sale at ebay currently 1-25-2014. Poems by June-bug. 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. To go his way but still to see our brand new website! 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. 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. See more ideas about june bug, beautiful bugs, bugs. A June Bug on a String It’s late July, it’s hot in the morning, it’s hot in the evening; I’m in the South. 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. Just in case anyone would like to have it. I sat next to Anna Bell Clement O'Brien at a supper gathering in a local restaurant my father was hosting. Shop paperbacks, eBooks, and more! Thank you for being so kind and humble to appreciate good literature such as this, enough to want to use Mr. Gunns' work in God's way. However, she knows momma cannot afford the quarter to purchase one.How does June Bug help her view the large world around her while enjoying a frozen treat? My copy is a 3rd edition dated 1963. In days way back on Tumblin Creek. Now, having just recently re-read the I-can't-count-how-many-awards-winning graphic novel Yummy, I have to admit I was not expecting a poem quite like June Bug … 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! This poem was written by a Tennessee author and poet laureate named Richard "Pek Gunn". there are many different editions but this one is a light tan and unique from all the others. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Anne Belle was an Administrative Assistant to Tennessee Governor, her brother, Frank G. Clement. Read more. This is our online resource for community building and discipleship. 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, / … GENRE. 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. My blog site began as a college assignment, but is slowly evolving into something more. I'm just a country boy who was fortunate enough to have seen a little bit of the world, courtesy of Uncle Sam. Created: Mar 21, 2012. Discover June Bug on a String by Rose Wilson and millions of other books available at Barnes & Noble. String Poem. About this resource. 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 Anne Belle was an Administrative Assistant to Tennessee Governor, her brother, Frank G. Clement. 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 A June Bug on a String. In June two-thousand and nine, God gave me a June bug to call mine. So, forgive the links that go nowhere; the dead ends etc. ESSAY-LIKE SUNDAY MORNING: THE FIGLESS FIG TREE. Feb 28, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by Alice Faye. Today I read a fantastic poem called "June Bug on a String." What, I'm not exactly sure of yet. Rose Marie would love to have a fudgesicle from the ice cream truck. except [hey don.t sting. Info. Today I read a fantastic poem called "June Bug on a String." June Bug on a String. Until one sunny day You wanted to change, From what you was To a brand new name. I am a lucky one finding Pek Gunn's book at our Cumberland County State Park Lobby 42 years ago. This poem was written by a Tennessee author and poet laureate named Richard "Pek Gunn". He was as black as any black man ever is. “Goodbye June bug!” I cried. ... More by June-bug . The latter part of Spring ‘Twas sport for every boy to have. Here is the beauty of getting that book and saving it. 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." 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. 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. 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! The joys of June Bugs!!! I love how you cleverly pulled this all together . She believes strongly in spoiling a child as much as possible and that you can never spoil a child too much. I walked into the lobby seeing copies of this book laying in a glass cabinet. Enjoy! I saw that in his calm eyes and quiet way. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” – Aldo Leopold. 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 don’t know how he tied up beetles. Updated: Sep 16, 2014. ppt, 311 KB. Liquid brown depths of kindness. As you can see by the title of my blog, I have a fascination with TIME. 35. “In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. 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 is the link where her signature can be viewed. I thought it had a lot of sermon potential....hint, hint Matthew! "I see your paint. String Poem. 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. She is now interred at Memorial Gardens Dickson, Tennessee. Free. 36. “In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.” – John Steinbeck 37. Rose Wilson. Ever tied a string to a June bug, or bedazled a mequech beetle? Now the same vintage edition's starting bid is online at ebay at $5.00 Dollars. - Kayleigh ( Log Out /  :) 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. they crawl out of a little dirt ball located deep under the ground, the little bug must crack this shell as … I sat next to Anna Bell Clement O'Brien at a supper gathering in a local restaurant my father was hosting. ( Log Out /  I believe that it is our dreams that give us the courage to hope and h Then, just as suddenly, the bright light of day returned and I watched in dejected awe as my string floated lazily to the ground, twisting and twirling emptily as it fell. 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. In 1975 Mr. Gunn came to Orlando, Florida to speak at a Nazarene Church. I hope you'll enjoy tripping through it with me. All was black! 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." Download and print your poem sheet, then measure your class children with string. Suddenly, a jet-black shadow blocked out the sun! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Jazz album: “Goofy June Bug” by Ab Baars, released in 2008 on Music Network. My sister and I were playing with the beetles we called potato bugs (i.e., the little brown scarabs, my dad’s name for them) that were crawling on the window screen under the porch light and my mom slipped and called them June bugs and not potato bugs for the first time. 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 paid $10.00 Dollars for my book back then, (1970.) Gunn was the Poet Laureate of Tennessee. Vision Part 3 - Intentional Faith Development. I was June bug and the June bug was I. I have twice as many fig trees in my backyard now as we did down on South Street those many years ago. 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 could feel the vibration—created by the turbulent ferocity of the beetle’s briskly beating wings—buzzing through the string between my fingertips. I am happy sharing my personal experiences about this book. On our website you can find a calendar of events, what we believe and general information about the church. I am sure this in ministry can, will, and does touch peoples' lives. I was the beetle. They said he got his name because… Welcome! Borrowed from her memorial invitation card. 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. Some might have thought he was free. Borrowed from her memorial invitation card. june bugs submitted by: hayseed. LOST FAITH by Ron Brown (2020) Weeping endures for a night!In the darkness tears are shed.Joy comes with the morning’s … More The June Bug So all the windblown boys didn't hear you crying They tied a string around a June bug's head Watched it buzzing round the summer sun Santiam The Send After parking my car in the lot to go into my office building, I noticed a June Bug on the car next to me. They-re bugs kind of like humblebees. Loading... Save for later. I know there are two more friends again together in Heaven. 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. (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.) Two years younger than I. But what impressed me so. Since it was June And not much to do, June was available It could be used. 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. June Bug Neighbors told me his name was June Bug. I shifted a sorrowful gaze skyward, only to see a black crow gliding away with my June bug clamped tightly in its yellow beak; all six of the beetle’s little legs waving a furious goodbye. "Pek Gunn wrote poem called 'June Bug on a String.. that talks about how children a hundred years ago used to catch June bugs. Discover (and save!) Just how far he could go. 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 Bug on a String. The corner is signed “Pek Gunn”. As a matter of fact, they hardly ever ventured out-of-doors as children, preferring instead to stare like zombies at their electronic devices as their brains grew increasingly inebriated by the mindless mania presented—in living color—before them. The bug would fly like all the rest. A car load of members from our location had traveled over to hear him that evening. We're always adding and updating. It is matted and framed in dark wood. I carried my book with me, (as you were probably wondering.) PowerPoint guidance showing how to create a string poem with your class in a manner that supports differentiation. She is now interred at Memorial Gardens Dickson, Tennessee. I'll get it together some day. :) (Betty J. Taylor- TN) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tumblin-Creek-Tales-and-Other-Poems-by-Pek-Gunn-Signed-1963-Vintage-HC-/181296775635?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item2a362141d3, 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! 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! But I took a little journey, To de eastern part of state, Gazed at all dat pretty scenery Til de time was gittin' late. This site endeavors to take its readers on a journey through time. Preview and details Files included (1) ppt, 311 KB. I was surfing the internet to copy and paste to a family member and this was the first link I found. ( Log Out /  It was as if the moon had suddenly and swiftly moved across the sun, creating an instant solar eclipse. Weird things some people do with large live beetles. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. A print of Richard M. “Pek” Gunn’s poem “Frettin,’” bordered by a sketch of a man overlooking Tennessee scenery. your own Pins on Pinterest Fond childhood memories are the basis of her writings. See by the turbulent ferocity of the insect world i walked into the Lobby seeing copies of this laying. Of Richard june bug on a string poem “Pek” Gunn’s poem “Frettin, ’” bordered by a sketch of a overlooking... 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