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  5.     

The Sunny Months

Poets write of May and June,
But seldom mention warm July,
And August is neglected too
Is this because few words will rhyme?

July and August spell out summer
When children play upon the sand,
Away from lessons ~ life is joyful,
Free from teacher's binding hand.

September is a lovely month
Leaves take flight along the lane.
Summer's over, back to lessons
School friends smiling once again.
 
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  6.     

Antarctica

The wind that blows cold
across the ice-covered sea
is a southern and fearsome one
and the frosty, plantless,
treeless Antarctica freezes
with lack of the sun.

Many famous seamen
have said their goodbyes
to the seals and penquins who live
on the shore...a prominent
legend, Captain James Cook.
His ambition was the world
to explore.

Antarctica hides many resources
oil, gas and fish of the sea,
but the land is ice-capped
and barren, holding no joy
for humanity, and is no place
for the tourist to be.
 
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  7.     

America - Ellis Island

In days of long ago,
how did Europeans enter America?
I read the history and now I know.
They arrived at Ellis Island
at the mouth of the Hudson River
often on a sunny day, but sometimes
they would shiver.

The Island was given a second name...
'Isle of Tears' as when immigrants
failed the acceptance test, they
cried away their fears. But millions
of hopefuls were invited to set foot
in America, to live out their dreams
and fantasies forever and a day,
thankful for the gift which brought
success their way.

Beginning of the eighteenth century
Britain's Samuel Ellis gave his name
bringing more interest and immigrants
to an Island of prosperity and fame.
Mothers and fathers came with children,
I mention just a few... Irving Berlin,
Claudette Colbert, Sam Goldwyn,
Bob Hope, Al Johnson ~ and many more,
finding success through Ellis Island door.

Note: The Ellis Island is not used now,
having been declared a Natonal Historic
Site in 1965 by Johnson.
 
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  8.     

Anglo-American Poet

Many great Masters have taken flight
To America, leaving this Island of green...
Satisfying life's ambition to capture
The International scene.
America may offer citizenship
With a place in the main A stream
But after a short while 'home' is calling
When many great men return to the fold
Then referred to as 'Anglo-American'
As was ordained in days of old.

One such poet from an English town
Wystan Hugh Auden,20th Century
Anglo-American Poet of much renown.
 
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