Strawberries in June you give to me

Strawberries in June you give to me ,
With sugar powdered lavishly ,
Rounded and ripely red are they
As from some picture painted gay
Of croquet on the lawn, and tea
At four beneath the cherry tree :
Huge praise is due , let all agree ,
To those who nobly give away
Strawberries in June .

In years to come this thought shall be
A garden gate to memory :
Next year and every year I may
On many a long and sunlit day
Recall your kindness when I see
Strawberries in June .

Curries of Walnut Cottage . 22 June 1954