Summer Poems

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by Richard Kell

They paddle with staccato feet
In powder-pools of sunlight,
Small blue busybodies
Strutting like fat gentlemen
With hands clasped
Under their swallowtail coats;
And, as they stump about,
Their heads like tiny hammers
Tap at imaginary nails
In non-existent walls.


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by Dylan Thomas

When I was a windy boy and a bit
And the black spit of the chapel fold,
(Sighed the old ram rod, dying of women),
I tiptoed shy in the gooseberry wood,
The rude owl cried like a tell-tale tit,
I skipped in a blush as the big girls rolled
Nine-pin down on donkey's common,
And on seesaw sunday nights I wooed
Whoever I would with my wicked eyes,
The whole of the moon I could love and leave


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by Elizabeth Swados

Summer sounds,
Concrete and heat,
Sneakered feet on tar,
Stepping on a melted candy bar,
Crunch, crunch
Gravel on the street,


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by Wilfred Owen

There was a whispering in my hearth,
A sigh of the coal.
Grown wistful of a former earth
It might recall.

I listened for a tale of leaves
And smothered ferns,
Frond-forests; and the low, sly lives
Before the fawns.


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Ageing Schoolmaster
by Vernon Scannell

And now another autumn morning finds me
With chalk dust on my sleeve and in my breath,
Preoccupied with vague, habitual speculation
On the huge inevitability of death.

Not wholly wretched, yet knowing absolutely
That I shall never reacquaint myself with joy,
I sniff the smell of ink and chalk and my mortality
And think of when I rolled, a gormless boy,


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Recent Summer Poems
Beauty Rose
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

In many shades of floral, flawless beauty
their variant scents, sometimes fruity.
Swaying in sunbeams, joy flows
Solo dance, wind blows.
Smile dropping
Garden beauty pose
in lazy heat's daydream throes.
Bringing luxury to days, duly


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A Pretty Day
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

stately tall and green
lofty trees touch turquoise sky
curved path in between

silky breeze caress
summer's on a redbird high
clouds join sunshine guild

profusion perfumes
flowers color Wednesday hours


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Barefoot Tangerine Moon
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Barefoot in luxuriant grass, luscious, pearl moonlight falling down,
In the golden season of sensual thrills, in the hours without sound,
Underneath the tempting tangerine tree, eating of its fragrant fruit,
With the stars dancing to tomorrow, by enigmatic, invisible routes.

Barefoot in peaceful dreamland, caressed softly by romantic moon,
When the ebony world lies in waiting, for the yellow canary's tune,
Barefoot in tangy tangerines, in the warm, soft, wandering breezes,
In the darkest hours of sleepless night, when it seems time ceases.

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A Golden Spell
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Ebony shadows on the ground, a torrid afternoon,
Butterflies in the luscious roses, pinks on orange,
Swift flight of clamorous crows, black on sapphire,
Off toward hued sunset, that sets the world on fire,
Mystical mountain meadows, wildflowers in mists,
With the bright future ahead, of still, golden spells,
Clouds on lustrous dawn skies, in sunrise lavender,
Varying the vibrant color by the hours, in summer.

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Too Wild
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Flowers have gone wild
in the excess of sunshine
climbing homes and trees.
They poke through cracks in sidewalks
In verdancy of summer.

Golden sun gleamimg
colored blooms at my back door
woods and fields teeming.
Rose gardens are overgrown


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Popular Famous Poets about Summer
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson (78 poems about Summer)
    10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts
  • Alan Seeger
    Alan Seeger (19 poems about Summer)
    22 June 1888 - 4 July 1916 / New York City, New York
  • John Clare
    John Clare (18 poems about Summer)
    13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England
  • Emily Jane Brontë
    Emily Jane Brontë (17 poems about Summer)
    30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848 / Thornton / Yorkshire
  • Amy Levy
    Amy Levy (16 poems about Summer)
    1861 - 10 September 1889 / London
  • William Morris
    William Morris (15 poems about Summer)
    1834 - 1896 / England
  •  Robert Fuller Murray
    Robert Fuller Murray (13 poems about Summer)
    1863 - 1894 / United States
  • Helen Hunt Jackson
    Helen Hunt Jackson (9 poems about Summer)
    18 October 1830 – 12 August 1885 / Amherst, Massachusetts
  • William Allingham
    William Allingham (8 poems about Summer)
    19 March 1824 – 18 November 1889 / Donegal / Ireland
  • Louise Gluck
    Louise Gluck (8 poems about Summer)
    22 April 1943 / New York / United States
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