Summer Poems

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Visions And Interpretations
by Li-Young Lee

Because this graveyard is a hill,
I must climb up to see my dead,
stopping once midway to rest
beside this tree.

It was here, between the anticipation
of exhaustion, and exhaustion,
between vale and peak,
my father came down to me


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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 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 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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The Fallen Elm
by John Clare

Old elm that murmured in our chimney top
The sweetest anthem autumn ever made
And into mellow whispering calms would drop
When showers fell on thy many coloured shade
And when dark tempests mimic thunder made -
While darkness came as it would strangle light
With the black tempest of a winter night
That rocked thee like a cradle in thy root -
How did I love to hear the winds upbraid
Thy strength without - while all within was mute.


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Recent Summer Poems
The unsent love letter
by Lynda Grine

The cicadas sang
The end of the summer
In my pocket
I carried the weight of an unsent
Love letter

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One Summer Night
by Pijush Biswas

Summer night, bright stars and the Moon;
All, in tiredness, look into where their secrets lie
And drinking water seems to be boon
To all livings, or ambrosia nigh, -
Beneath the shades of coconut leaves
Or, half-opened homes all rest in haughtiness
Of the century's hottest summer,
And enjoy mangoes those it gives.
Although the summer lashes it's hammer
Upon the candle-like minds,


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Summer Moon
by Pijush Biswas

Summer's prettiest face is the moon now-
And we, people mimic it's beauty long
Until the summer's premises lastly avow
To pass by three months' misery, among
The olds and children of everyday.

Summer's prettiest face is the moon now-
More or twenty sparrows in our broken attic
Try hard to breed their broods, although
The summer moon does enchant them with it's stick


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Red Flowers From My Love
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Summertime lover
I'm waiting at the station;
Strawberry evening!
Anticipation heartbeat,
like rainbow glimpsed from a street.

Dusky moments fly
like dense willows in wild wind,
in the moss green spring.
Then a train roars like thunder


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The Prefect Day
by Lee-Ann Azzopardi

Today is perfect
Not too cold; not too hot
I have been waiting for this weather
To walk with my sweetie
The sun shining so I can soak it in
As the temperture is enough to be bearable
If I didn't have anything to do
I would walk to the dollar store
And buy me a diet Coke and a cheap chocolate bar
Then I would return pleasantly home


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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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