August Poems

Popular August Poems
Just August
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

The fields are bursting
and jaded trees await fate,
among crowding blooms.
Moonlit nights attract mauve dreams.
The lusty year has ripened.

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The City Planners
by Margaret Atwood

Cruising these residential Sunday
streets in dry August sunlight:
what offends us is
the sanities:
the houses in pedantic rows, the planted
sanitary trees, assert
levelness of surface like a rebuke
to the dent in our car door.
No shouting here, or
shatter of glass; nothing more abrupt

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Dining-Room Tea
by Rupert Brooke

When you were there, and you, and you,
Happiness crowned the night; I too,
Laughing and looking, one of all,
I watched the quivering lamplight fall
On plate and flowers and pouring tea
And cup and cloth; and they and we
Flung all the dancing moments by
With jest and glitter. Lip and eye
Flashed on the glory, shone and cried,
Improvident, unmemoried;

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Stretcher Case
by Siegfried Sassoon

He woke; the clank and racket of the train
Kept time with angry throbbings in his brain.
Then for a while he lapsed and drowsed again.

At last he lifted his bewildered eyes
And blinked, and rolled them sidelong; hills and skies,
Heavily wooded, hot with August haze,
And, slipping backward, golden for his gaze,
Acres of harvest.


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The Little Old Lady In Lavender Silk
by Dorothy Parker

I was seventy-seven, come August,
I shall shortly be losing my bloom;
I've experienced zephyr and raw gust
And (symbolical) flood and simoom.

When you come to this time of abatement,
To this passing from Summer to Fall,
It is manners to issue a statement
As to what you got out of it all.


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Recent August Poems
Just August
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

The fields are bursting
and jaded trees await fate,
among crowding blooms.
Moonlit nights attract mauve dreams.
The lusty year has ripened.

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August Deep
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Gold bounces off sidewalks, and there's color on the trees,
Emerald hills are grassy and there's warmth in the breeze,
Red robin plays, and the blue jays have been flying all day,
While dragonflies frequent the pond in glad jeweled display!

Soon marmalade sun sits on a hill, honeybees are buzzing,
And romantic lovers in the park, ever so often are hugging,
The huge moon rises full, completely framed by green lace,
And blooms are August deep, in the late summer's embrace!

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Beauty's Come Calling
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Perfume permeates August evening air,
Summer's abloom within night's shadow,
Deep purple gloom basks in moonlight,
And twinkling stars consume the skies,
Beauty eternally stalks night's room.

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Warm Wednesday
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

daytime in August
in the middle of the week
scents of lavender

the sun came golden
on dinnerplate dahlias
blooming in all hues

afternoon August
weekday wandering in sun

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Hummingbird August
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

in bounteous blooms
where rapture and beauty meet
in green parkland days

a colorful blur
gone past the edge of my sight
sweet humming I hear

but mellow sunshine
seems to overpower all

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