Summer Poems

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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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The Death-Bed
by Siegfried Sassoon

He drowsed and was aware of silence heaped
Round him, unshaken as the steadfast walls;
Aqueous like floating rays of amber light,
Soaring and quivering in the wings of sleep.
Silence and safety; and his mortal shore
Lipped by the inward, moonless waves of death.

Someone was holding water to his mouth.
He swallowed, unresisting; moaned and dropped
Through crimson gloom to darkness; and forgot


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A Wife In London (December, 1899)
by Thomas Hardy

I--The Tragedy

She sits in the tawny vapour
   That the City lanes have uprolled,
   Behind whose webby fold on fold
Like a waning taper
   The street-lamp glimmers cold.

A messenger's knock cracks smartly,
   Flashed news is in her hand


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What I Didn'T Do This Summer!
by Ruth Craig

I didn't write that novel
I've dreamed of for many years
Nor did I climb Mt. Everest
(I'm really scared of heights)
I didn't swim the English Channel
(It was a bit too far)
I didn't win a Pulitzer
Nor was Woman of the Year
I didn't have a face lift
Nor lose those extra pounds


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Recent Summer Poems
Summer’s Song
by Jacob Weaver

As the last pale notes of summer’s song
Tumble sideways and down the weathered path
I step out into the night
To walk in tempo with a symphony of stars

The anxious conductor stands at attention, baton poised
But tonight I’ve no need for him
I’d rather listen in rapt attention
To the wisdom of frogs


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Cuties Chilled
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

chicago cuties
tangerine days of summer
when noon redbird sings

cool burst of sunshine
from the fridge of hot august
its dream turned to dust

flowers are flaunting
crisp tomorrows coming soon


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by Evelyn Judy Buehler

scarlet sweet cherries
and blueberries summer's best
orange days of zest

June blackberry pies
teal skies bursts of raspberries
strawberries pink moon

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Kingfisher Days
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Soaring in orange
kingfisher blue in the sun
beyond red roses
Afternoon has come softly
smothered by the summer heat

Oblivious bird
making the most of each day
by still silver lakes
Trills dawn to sunset curtains


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Aster Avenue
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

avenue of hues
but mostly asters rich blooms
colored by the sun

petals on pathways
in windswept honeyed summer
on the outside in

tireless mauve hours pause
just to hear cardinals sing


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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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