Summer Poems

Popular Summer Poems
A Boy Juggling A Soccer Ball
by Christopher Merrill

after practice: right foot
to left foot, stepping forward and back,
to right foot and left foot,
and left foot up to his thigh, holding
it on his thigh as he twists
around in a circle, until it rolls
down the inside of his leg,
like a tickle of sweat, not catching
and tapping on the soft
side of his foot, and juggling

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Lament
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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Pigeons
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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Sunflower Dreams
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

In pink mists,
sunflowers aren't seen,
craving sun,
of June noon.
Midday blooms laugh in meadows
of ageless summer!

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The Solitary Woodsman
by Sir Charles GD Roberts

When the grey lake-water rushes
Past the dripping alder-bushes,
And the bodeful autumn wind
In the fir-tree weeps and hushes, --
When the air is sharply damp
Round the solitary camp,
And the moose-bush in the thicket
Glimmers like a scarlet lamp, --
When the birches twinkle yellow,
And the cornel bunches mellow,

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Recent Summer Poems
Amber Haze
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

sunflower garden
teeming with bright red roses
shares the gold spotlight

heat haze of noonday
sparkles berries on the ground
green tanagers fly

sunflower summer
of lilac purple passions

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Hummingbird Motion
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

whisperings of wings
deep drone of summer's old gold
red rose drips petals

only time will tell
of the countless jeweled birds
summoned by the blooms

fanning the breezes
'til the last of orange sun

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Sunflower Dreams
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

In pink mists,
sunflowers aren't seen,
craving sun,
of June noon.
Midday blooms laugh in meadows
of ageless summer!

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Dance All Day
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

a dance of peacocks
a shake of hued tail feathers
when they prance romance

huge hibiscus blooms
home to nearby hummingbirds
lure butterflies, too

at the pink of dawn
a red rooster struts his stuff

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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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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
Popular Poets about Summer From Members
  • Sarah A
    Sarah A (3 poems about Summer)
    February 10, Hartford, CT