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"IN SUMMER TIME, WHEN FLOWERS DO SPRING", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: Under the greenwood tree
Subject(s): Summer


A BALLAD FROM APRIL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am dazed and bewildered with living
Last Line: And a something that weeps when I smile.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): April; Love; Summer


A BOY'S SUMMER SONG, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis fine to play
Last Line: Ha, ha!
Subject(s): African Americans; Summer; Negroes; American Blacks


A CAMP IN THREE LIGHTS, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Against the darkness sharply lined
Last Line: The faded fire, the aurora's loss.
Subject(s): Camping; Fire; Camps; Summer Camps


A CITY STREET IN SUMMER, by LOUIS GINSBERG    Poem Text            
First Line: It stumbles, numbed and prostrate
Last Line: Whence god is crying out!
Subject(s): Streets; Summer; Avenues


A COLORADO JUNE DAWN, by HARRIET A. JENNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: There is magic interlacing of the shadows and the sun
Last Line: Since you are here to share my glee.
Subject(s): June; Magic; Morning; Summer; Sun


A COMPARISON IN A SEASIDE FIELD, by ALICE MEYNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis royal and authentic june
Last Line: Faintly perceptible, her june.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meynell, Wilfrid, Mrs.; Thompson, Alice Christina
Subject(s): Summer


A COUNTRY SUMMER PASTORAL; FROM ETYMOLOGICAL DEDUCTIONS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I would flee from the city's rule and law
Last Line: Of grasshoppers out to grass
Subject(s): Country Life;nonsense;summer


A DIRGE FOR SUMMER, by SEBASTIAN EVANS    Poem Text            
First Line: Summer dieth: - o'er his bier
Last Line: Of the golden olden-time.
Subject(s): Summer


A DREAM OF SUMMER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bland as the morning breath of june
Last Line: Has left his hope with all!
Subject(s): Holidays; Summer; Trees


A DREAM UNFINISHED, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Only a dream unfinished; only a form at rest
Last Line: With weary hands clasped lightly over a peaceful breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Heaven; Summer; Nightmares; Paradise


A FRUIT-PIECE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The afternoon of summer folds
Last Line: With heaven's own sacramental wine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fruit; Gardens & Gardening; Summer


A GIRL'S AUTUMN REVERIE, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We plucked a red rose, you and I
Last Line: We woke but to remember.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Summer


A GLIMPSE OF PAN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I caught but a glimpse of him
Last Line: In eddies of odorous air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Pan (mythology); Rivers; Summer


A GREEN CRAB'S SHELL, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not, exactly, green:
Subject(s): Summer


A LAMENT FOR THE SUMMER, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Moan, o ye autumn winds!
Last Line: And leave us desolate and earth forlorn!
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Death; Lament; Seasons; Summer; Wind; Dead, The


A LANDSCAPE BY COURBET, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Low lies the mere beneath the moorside, still
Last Line: Low lies the mere.
Subject(s): Roundels; Summer; Wind


A LEAF, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Somebody said, in the crowd, last eve
Last Line: When somebody mentioned your name last night
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Names; Summer


A LESSON FOR THIS SUNDAY, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The growing idleness of summer grass
Subject(s): Summer


A LOST LOVE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas a summer ago when he left me here
Last Line: Good-by, my lover; good-by!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Variant Title(s): Lost
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Sea; Summer; Ocean


A LYRIC CALENDAR, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Black-winged robbers of the north
Last Line: All day long in the sere oak wood.
Subject(s): Autumn; Calendars; Life; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter; Fall


A MIDSUMMER HOUR, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There comes not through the o'erarching cloud of green
Last Line: The slow lapse of the gradual wave is heard.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Silence; Summer


A MONTH IN SUMMER, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Several years ago, I wrote haiku in this way
Last Line: "is that what is meant by dwelling in unreality? And here too I end my words."
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Family Life; Japan; Love Affairs; Poetry & Poets; Solitude; Summer; Women; Women's Rights; Relatives; Japanese; Loneliness; Feminism


A NATURALIST'S GRIEVANCE, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Flames there are that sink and chill
Last Line: Charming every rapt spectator!
Subject(s): Beauty; Muses; Nature; Summer


A NOON INTERVAL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A deep, delicious hush in earth and sky
Last Line: The wand waves, and the dozer sinks away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Earth; Noon; Sleep; Summer; World


A NYMPHOLEPT, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer, and noon, and a splendour of silence, felt
Last Line: And nought is all, as am I, but a dream of thee.
Subject(s): Light; Mythology - Classical; Nature; Pan (mythology); Sky; Summer


A POET'S FANCIES: 5. THE SPRING TO THE SUMMER, by ALICE MEYNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O poet of the time to be
Last Line: I led thy feet before I died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meynell, Wilfrid, Mrs.; Thompson, Alice Christina
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Spring; Summer


A SCENE IN SUMMER, by ARTHUR HENRY HALLAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alfred, I would that you behold me now
Last Line: Divide dominion with the abundant light.
Subject(s): Summer; Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


A SETTING, by DONALD REVELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is nothing orphic, nothing foreign
Last Line: Became the best of you
Subject(s): Summer; Suburbs; Contentment


A SOMETHING IN A SUMMER'S DAY, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Another summer's day!
Subject(s): Summer


A SONG OF SUMMER, by RICHARD KENDALL MUNKITTRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, the swish and the swash of the blue summer sea
Last Line: To the fish-ball's twin sister, the fragrant fried clam.
Subject(s): Mermaids & Mermen; Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Summer; Symphonies; Concerts


A SUMMER AFTERNOON, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A languid atmosphere, a lazy breeze
Last Line: "coo-coo!"" -- I mustn't -- ""coo-coo!"" -- fall asleep!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Afternoon; Katydids; Summer


A SUMMER DAY, by HENRY CHARLES BEECHING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green leaves panting for joy with the
Last Line: Why god waited for this, then called the world very good?
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER DAY, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet valley, whose streams flow as sparkling and bright
Last Line: The light of thy beauty, the hope of thy spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER EVENING, by ISAAC WATTS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How fine has the day been! How bright was the sun!
Last Line: Of rising in brighter array.
Subject(s): Evening; Summer; Sunset; Twilight


A SUMMER EVENING'S MEDITATION, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis past! The sultry tyrant of the south
Last Line: Unlock the glories of the world unknown.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER MOOD, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah me! For evermore, for evermore
Last Line: And who shall make the solemn mystery clear?
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER MORNING, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One set apart in days of old
Last Line: Who worships in the morning gates.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER NIGHT, by JOHANNA AMBROSIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her soft, cool arms extending, / night comes anew
Last Line: With it might go!
Subject(s): Night; Summer; Bedtime


A SUMMER NIGHT, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Silent the vast of night
Last Line: And share my brothers' silence.
Subject(s): Nature - Religious Aspects; Night; Silence; Summer; Bedtime


A SUMMER NIGHT, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summah is de lovin' time
Last Line: Night-time beats de day!
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER NIGHT, by ELIZABETH DREW (BARSTOW) STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I feel the breath of the summer night
Last Line: That waiteth for me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stoddard, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER NIGHT'S ENCHANTMENT, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The perfume of the garden blows
Last Line: With joy around us everywhere.
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER PASTORAL, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's hot today. The bees is buzzin'
Last Line: Lose my patience an' git cross.
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER PICTURE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "from saffron to yellow, from purple to gray"
Last Line: Lies all the sweet valley. The valley of rest
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER PILGRIMAGE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To kneel before some saintly shrine
Last Line: Our common earth a holy ground.
Subject(s): Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Summer


A SUMMER SKETCH, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis june, 'tis merry smiling june
Last Line: Twill always worship there.
Subject(s): Happiness; Summer; Joy; Delight


A SUMMER SONG, by EDWARD JAMES MORTIMER COLLINS    Poem Text            
First Line: Summer is sweet, ay! Summer is sweet
Last Line: There's endless summer in brown, brown eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Collins, Mortimer
Subject(s): Love; Summer


A SUMMER SONG, by EDWARD HEBENTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, come, my love, the woods are green
Last Line: With their sweet notes are ringing.
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER SUMMARY, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall I, lying in a grot
Last Line: What care I how bad they be?
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): New York City; Summer; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


A SUMMER SUNRISE; AFTER LEE O. HARRIS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The master-hand whose pencils trace
Last Line: Go up to bless the new-born day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dawn; Earth; Mountains; Summer; Sunrise; World; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


A SUMMER TWILIGHT, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a summer gloaming, faint and sweet
Last Line: Wheeling the self-same circuit o'er and o'er.
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER WISH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Live all thy sweet life through
Last Line: Cool with refreshing dew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Summer; Wishes


A SUMMER'S AFTERNOON, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas the close of a summer's day
Last Line: That's all.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Afternoon; Rhyme; Summer


A SUMMER'S DAY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer's put the idy in
Last Line: The dreams that never comes ag'in.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Summer; Youth; Childhood


A SUMMER'S EVENING, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet yearnings unexpressed
Last Line: And peace divine the dewy landscape steeps!
Subject(s): Love; Peace; Silence; Summer


A SUMMER'S GHOST, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of that old summer can you still recall
Last Line: And cold, white winter after bloom and bliss.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Summer


A SUMMER'S GROWTH, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair was the flower which proffers now its fruit
Last Line: "not sweet, but very bitter, is this thing!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Fruit; Summer


A SUMMER'S NIGHT, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is dewy as a maiden's mouth
Last Line: The fireflies come stagg'ring down the dark.
Subject(s): Night; Summer; Bedtime


A TENT BESIDE A RIVER, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Remembering lanterned, canvas-sprawled fields
Last Line: Nor their words ferried anyone safely anywhere.
Subject(s): Bible; Camping; Faith; Parents; Camps; Summer Camps; Belief; Creed; Parenthood


A THREEFOLD TRIBUTE, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: To tenderest affection
Last Line: With ripe luxuriance soon.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love; Music & Musicians; Summer


A VISION OF SUMMER, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas a marvelous vision of
Last Line: With a tremulous patter of rain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Heaven; Nature; Summer; Vision; Paradise


A WEATHER REPORT, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day was darkly drear
Last Line: The world was summer!
Subject(s): Summer


A WET AUGUST, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nine drops of water bead the jessamine
Last Line: Were wrought more bright than brightest skies to-day.
Subject(s): Rain; Summer


A WRAITH OF SUMMER-TIME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In its color, shade and shine
Last Line: And the rocking lily never even rustles as it rings!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Change; Flowers; Roses; Summer


A YEAR'S CAROLS: MAY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, may, whose bark puts forth full-sailed
Last Line: Is even a flower of flowering may.
Subject(s): May (month); Seasons; Summer


ABUNDANCE, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Things I have wasted, cast aside and lost
Last Line: With never a ticking clock nor setting sun.
Subject(s): Summer


ACROSS, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: Across three silent fields of summer
Last Line: It escapes us all
Subject(s): God; Summer


ACROSS THE FIELDS TO ANNE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How often in the summer-tide
Last Line: Across the fields to anne!
Subject(s): Love; Mythology - Classical; Nature; Pan (mythology); Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Summer; Songs


ACTING ON A TIP, by JAMES TATE            Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: We went to the bug-eating state
Subject(s): Camping; Insects; Camps; Summer Camps; Bugs


AFTER PUMPING, by JOHN KINSELLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In summer when the day
Last Line: Always away from %the green incursion
Subject(s): Nature; Summer; Water


AFTER SUMMER, by PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We'll not weep for summer over
Last Line: Steals no dream.
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Summer; Dead, The; Bereavement


AFTER THE CENTENNIAL (A HOPE), by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before our eyes a pageant rolled
Last Line: Can hold the runners lest they fall!
Subject(s): Hope; Nations; Soul; Summer; United States - Centennial Celebrations; Optimism


AFTER TU FU (THEY SAY YOU'RE STAYING IN A MOUNTAIN TEMPLE), by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the damp evenings of summertime
Last Line: On the other side of the clouds
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Summer; Winter; Fall


AFTERMATH, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: We laughed and loved as the summer went
Last Line: Are you content?
Subject(s): Love; Past; Summer


AGAIN, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: That tree again
Last Line: Prowl
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Night; Summer; Trees


AGAIN-NOW, by RUTH STONE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This vague surreal cityscape, / not get-at-able; neither clear
Last Line: Even dreaded and unwanted quick.
Subject(s): Breath; Summer


ALBUQUERQUE SUMMER '89, by SUSAN SHERMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: I didn't leave willingly was sent away
Last Line: Without memory without place %the dirt beneath me still %andgreen
Subject(s): Albuquerque, New Mexico; Summer


ALL FOR ME, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world grows green on a thousand hills
Last Line: You and your court came north together.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Flowers; Kisses; Summer; Wind


ALL HER SUMMERS, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: That evening was all her summers
Last Line: And let her freedom sleep in the arms of banter.
Subject(s): Divorce; Freedom; Summer


ALL IN JUNE, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: A week ago I had a fire
Last Line: To wriggle out of hollow flowers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Flowers; June; Summer


ALL PASSES, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet, sweet, the lusty thrush
Last Line: Alack, that songs have wings!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Birds; Singing & Singers; Summer; Thrushes


ALTER EGO, by DENNIS O'DRISCOLL    Poem Source            
First Line: At times, I wish I had been able %to stay on in the home place
Last Line: On winter nights, my outside light %would perforate the dark
Subject(s): Birds; Fields; Nature; Summer


AN ANSWER TO VARIOUS BARDS, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well, I've waited mighty patient while they all came rolling in
Last Line: And then return to sydney and vermilionize the bars.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Camping; Death; Hearts; Poetry & Poets; Camps; Summer Camps; Dead, The


AN ANTHEM IN HEAT, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now praise the lord, both moon and sun
Last Line: And bids us live at evenfall.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Country Life; Evening; God; Nature; Praise; Summer; Wind; Sunset; Twilight


AN AUTUMNAL TONIC, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What mystery is it? The morning
Last Line: With the hale harvest-hands of the past.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Autumn; Indian Summer; Nature; Seasons; Fall


AN EMPTY NEST, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I find an old deserted nest
Last Line: A phantom guest of empty dreams.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Summer; Youth; Nightmares


AN INDIAN SUMMER REVERIE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What visionary tints the year puts on
Last Line: And without her the impoverished seasons roll.
Subject(s): Indian Summer


AN INVALID'S PLEA, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O summer! My beautiful beautiful summer!
Last Line: Where never a rose of the roses shall die!
Subject(s): Life; Summer


AN OLD FRIEND, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hey, old midsummer! Are you here again
Last Line: Well, this is just like old times, I declare!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Happiness; Summer; Childhood; Joy; Delight


ANOTHER SEASON, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fall work almost done
Last Line: Where someone was sharpening the knives
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Summer; Fall


ANOTHER SUMMER DAY, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: A dewdrop sparkled in the sun
Last Line: Another summer day.
Subject(s): Happiness; Heat; Seasons; Summer; Sun; Joy; Delight


APPLE BLOSSOM TIME, by JESSIE H. WIXOM    Poem Text            
First Line: Apple blossoms softly falling
Last Line: Yellow water lilies lie.
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


APPLES, by HEATHER ROSS MILLER    Poem Source            
First Line: I thought we lost a strong summer
Last Line: The dark crows %hushed in their trees
Subject(s): Apples; Fruit; Summer


AS SUMMER INTO AUTUMN SLIPS, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of life's declivity
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1346; Poem: 134
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Summer; Time


AT A WINDOW, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Just a flower on the window-sill
Last Line: Of souls aglow with the heavenly fire?
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Summer


AT CAMP, by ANDREW HUDGINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Everyone says the deep woods are soothing
Last Line: Howling for howling, the best kind of howl
Subject(s): Camping; Camps; Summer Camps


AT DAWN WITHE THE BLINDS RAISED, by WALTER ROBERT MCDONALD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: How does faith come-like a hummingbird darting by
Last Line: And the best grass since last summer is right now
Alternate Author Name(s): Mcdonald, Walt
Subject(s): Dawn; Faith; Summer


AT LAST, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: O'er the sunlit hills of berkshire drooped the drowsy summer calm
Last Line: Where at last the soldier's sweetheart slumbers by her lover's side
Subject(s): Soldiers;summer;virginia (state)


AT MIDSUMMER, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spacious noon enfolds me with its peace
Last Line: Then day, and year, and life whirl on toward death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Life; Summer


AT NINETY IN THE SHADE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hot weather? Yes; but really not
Last Line: Compared with weather twice as hot!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Heat; Summer; Weather


AT THE END OF SUMMER, by ROSELLE MERCIER MONTGOMERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In days to come I shall remember these
Last Line: To set me free—I have these memories!
Subject(s): Memory; Summer


ATTA TROLL; A SUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM: CAPUT 3, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer-night's dream! All-fantastic
Last Line: Heard those sounds in earlier days?
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Summer; Nightmares


AU REVOIR, by MARIE MACKLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Goodbye, summer
Last Line: When you come, heralded by april's rain.
Subject(s): Summer


AUF WIEDERSEHEN! SUMMER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The little gate was reached at last
Last Line: "she said, -- ""auf wiedersehen!"
Subject(s): Absence; Summer; Separation; Isolation


AUGUST, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far off among the fields and meadow rills
Last Line: In the hot sunshine snaps his castanets.
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


AUGUST, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No breezes stir the foliage
Last Line: By some lilied pond or brook.
Subject(s): August; Summer


AUGUST, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: August days are hot and still
Last Line: August is too hot for play!
Subject(s): Drought; Summer; Sun


AUGUST / INNOKENTY ANNENSKY, by STEPHEN BERG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds drift close to us
Last Line: Of the earrings she left behind
Subject(s): Annensky, Innokenty (1856-1909); Summer


AUGUST WEATHER, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dead heat and windless air
Last Line: And the ripe apples fall.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Apples; August; Fruit; Harvest; Summer


AULD REIKIE, by ROBERT FERGUSSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Auld reikie, wale o' ilka toun
Last Line: But gallop'd to edina's shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ferguson, Robert
Subject(s): Courtesans; Day; Night; Summer; Bedtime


AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN GREEN, by LINDA PASTAN                Poet's Biography
First Line: At summer camp, / I wrapped my arms around
Last Line: In my own small commonwealth
Subject(s): Camping; Trees; Bronx, New York City; Country Life; City & Town Life; Nature; Camps; Summer Camps


AY WAUKIN, O, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Simmer's a pleasant time, / flowers of every colour
Last Line: Ay waukin &c.
Subject(s): Love; Memory; Summer; Thought; Thinking


BALLADE MADE IN THE HOT WEATHER, by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fountains that frisk and sprinkle
Last Line: To live, I think of these!
Alternate Author Name(s): Henley, W. E.
Variant Title(s): Made In The Hot Weather
Subject(s): Summer


BALLADE OF MIDSUMMER DAYS AND NIGHTS, by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With a ripple of leaves and a tinkle of streams
Last Line: Midsummer nights! O midsummer nights!
Alternate Author Name(s): Henley, W. E.
Variant Title(s): Midsummer Days And Nights
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


BALLADE OF SUMMER; TO C.H. ARKCOLL, by ANDREW LANG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When strawberry pottles are common and cheap
Last Line: When fans for a penny are sold in the strand!
Subject(s): Summer


BALLADE OF THE FOREST IN SUMMER, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text            
First Line: Fra cruachan tae aberdeen
Last Line: It's summer noo in a' the hills!
Subject(s): Forests; Summer; Woods


BALVANYOS SUMMER, by ZSOFIA BALLA    Poem Source            
First Line: Forestry fleece, curls
Last Line: Unadmittedly anointed, %imprisonment
Subject(s): Summer


BANAL SOJOURN, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two wooden tubs of blue hydrangeas stand at the foot of the stone steps
Subject(s): Summer; Boredom; Ennui


BANK-SWALLOWS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: In a village of bank-swallows
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


BE'MI'STER, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet be'mi'ster, that bist a-bound
Last Line: My bwones when I do vall asleep.
Subject(s): Beauty; Summer; Towns; Walking


BEAUTY STILL WAITS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blent delight of summer! Far and faint
Last Line: To show her forth, for man's most fond regard.
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Summer


BEING A HERMIT, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: I'll be a hermit, in this tree
Last Line: But mother's calling now for tea!
Subject(s): Children; Summer; Wisdom; Childhood


BERRYING TIME, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heigh-ho! For the fields and meadows
Last Line: That ripen in july.
Subject(s): Fields; Summer; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


BIG BANDS: LIBERAL, KANSAS, SUMMER OF 1955, by B. H. FAIRCHILD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: They were supposed to be dead, but they kept coming
Last Line: Then groaning into gear and slipping through the starlit %night
Subject(s): Kansas; Music And Musicians; Summer


BIRD AND CLOUD, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Lord, if that cloud still grows and swells
Last Line: And his mind has no complaint?
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Contentment; Seasons; Summer; Sun


BIRDS' LAWN PARTY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The birds of the woodland, in soft summer weather
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


BOSTON IN SUMMER, WITH A CONFESSION, by JOHN BROOKS WHEELWRIGHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Neglected transcripts on the steps of
Last Line: And april dung storms.
Subject(s): Confessions; Summer; Travel; Vacation; Journeys; Trips


BREAKING CAMP, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Having spent a hard-earned sleep, you must break camp
Subject(s): Camping; Camps; Summer Camps


BRIDE ONE SUMMER EVENING, by SARAH SCHNEEWIND    Poem Source            
First Line: Waiting for the grind of tires, barefoot
Last Line: He said that whippoorwill could whoop all night
Subject(s): Brides; Summer


BROTHERS, by NILS CLAUSSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Each summer when the others left for camp
Last Line: For the boyish dreamer to catch you
Subject(s): Brothers; Summer


BURNT LANDS, by CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On other fields and other scenes the morn
Last Line: Reiterates the rain-bird his complaint.
Subject(s): Summer


BUTTERFLY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Out in the garden wee elsie
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


BUTTERFLY'S LESSON, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The lilies were swinging their fair, white bells
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


BY THE WAYSIDE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer's face was rosiest, skies and woods were mellow
Last Line: Fair as heaven and kind as earth?
Subject(s): Heaven; Light; Love; Summer; Paradise


CALIFORNIAN, by BRIAN TEARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It began like this: a radio
Subject(s): Summer; Drought; Death; Songs; Dead, The


CALLAVERIA RUSTICANA, by LISEL MUELLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the fireflies in the world
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Lisel
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Opera; Summer


CAMPING AT THE HEADLANDS OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We love each landscape
Subject(s): Camping; Camps; Summer Camps


CAMPING OUT, by WILLIAM EMPSON                Poet's Biography
First Line: And now she cleans her teeth into the lake
Subject(s): Camping; Camps; Summer Camps


CANOEBIAL BLISS, by JOSEPH ASHBY-STERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, summer is sweet, and its sky is so blue
Subject(s): Summer; Canoes & Canoeing


CANTICLE, by WILLIAM GRIFFITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Devoutly worshipping the oak
Last Line: And hurries from the hill.
Subject(s): Contentment; Prayer; Summer


CAPTIVE, by ROSE TERRY COOKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer comes, the summer dies
Last Line: One rapture of the wilderness!
Subject(s): Death; Kisses; Longing; Summer; Dead, The


CHANT AT THE END OF A BEGINNINGLESS SUMMER, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky is overcast & I am undercast & the fog creeps in on little iceberg feet
Last Line: A weirdo of fifty
Subject(s): Summer


CHEEK OF JUNE, by ELIZABETH MORROW    Poem Text            
First Line: Roses are red for summer's blood runs sealed
Last Line: Knowing they pledge their faith in summer's heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cutter, Elizabeth Reeve
Subject(s): Flowers; Red (color); Roses; Summer


CHELAN, by ANN SPIERS    Poem Source            
First Line: In a decades-long dance gomez and alverro
Last Line: The bees are gone summer sits overlong %and too much fruit weighs down the trees
Subject(s): Fields; Frost; Fruit; Summer


CHILDHOOD FANCIES, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The twilight gray is falling
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


CHILDHOOD'S INHERITANCE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the blue vault of a summer sky
Last Line: Entered the little doorway of his home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Children; Inheritance And Succession; Summer; Childhood


CHRISTMAS SONNET TO E. C. S., by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When days were long, and o'er that farm
Last Line: Yet with your blossom from one root it grew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Christmas; Fields; Stedman, Edmund Clarence (1833-1908); Summer; Nativity, The; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


CLEAR SUMMER DAWN, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Eyeballs it with a quawk
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Dawn; Nature; Summer


CLEMATIS MONTANA, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Flocks of itinerant stars, flung from night's
Last Line: Pool of the soul's wide summer.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Stars; Summer; Bugs


CLIMATIC SORCERY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When frost's all on our winder, an' the snow's
Last Line: Ner his mustache ain't white, ner he ain't old.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Milk; Summer; Weather; Milkmen; Milkmaids


CLOUDS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: High above us, slowly sailing
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


COLD AUGUST, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun had shrunk to a dime
Last Line: Them disappear in southward course.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): August; Birds; Cold; Hawks; Summer


COLD COFFEE, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cold coffee. In the wintertime he would've
Last Line: Between her knees. And the thunder rolls.
Subject(s): Coffee; Summer


COLLAGE, by WANDA COLEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summers / summers
Last Line: Summers / summers
Alternate Author Name(s): Coleman-straus, Wanda
Subject(s): Family Life; Summer


COLUMBINES; SUMMER - 1982, by JOHN MINCZESKI    Poem Source            
First Line: Columbines are blooming right now, between the honeysuckle
Last Line: They have given up claims to royalty forever
Subject(s): Columbines; Plants; Summer


COMING SUMMER, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What will the summer bring
Last Line: Summer, all hail!
Subject(s): Summer


CONCERNS OF SUMMER, by JOSE FONTINHAS    Poem Source            
First Line: Finally, my time is my own, all of it really my own, I may
Last Line: Who will help me now to gnaw eternity
Subject(s): Self; Solitude; Summer


CONTRA MORTEM: THE SUMMER, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cicadas blur the ear as the blue heat haze
Last Line: Uniting all this knowledge with the earth
Subject(s): Summer


COOL REFLECTIONS DURING A MIDSUMMER WALK, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O spare me -- spare me, phoebus! If, indeed
Last Line: Nymph of the stream, now take a grateful prayer.
Subject(s): Beauty; Happiness; Mythology - Classical; Nature - Religious Aspects; Paganism & Pagans; Prayer; Summer; Joy; Delight


COTTON PLANT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Sing, oh sing for the cotton plant!
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


COUNTRY SUMMER, by LEONIE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the rich cherry, whose sleek wood
Last Line: Morning and evening in the corn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Troy, William, Mrs.
Subject(s): Country Life; Farm Life; Summer; Agriculture; Farmers


COUNTRYSIDE CAMP, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gypsy man and gypsy woman drinking tea
Subject(s): Animals; Camping; Farm Life; Horses; Wagons; Camps; Summer Camps; Agriculture; Farmers


COUSIN, by REGINA WEAVER    Poem Source            
First Line: Summers, your family came from slave lake
Last Line: Feathers, sand, these tiny white roots
Subject(s): Cousins; Summer


CRADLE SONG, by CARIS BROOKE    Poem Text            
First Line: O blue eyes close in slumber
Last Line: While baby is asleep.
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


CREDENCES OF SUMMER, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Now in midsummer come and all fools slaughtered
Subject(s): Summer


CREDENCES OF SUMMER, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now in midsummer come and all fools slaughtered
Last Line: Their parts as in a youthful happiness
Subject(s): Summer


CUCKOO SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Summer is I-cumen [or a-coming or y-comen] in
Last Line: "sing cuckoo. Sing, cuckoo, now!"
Variant Title(s): The Cuckoo Song
Subject(s): Birds;cuckoos;nature;spring;summer


DAILY DYING, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not in a moment drops the rose
Last Line: Wide they will open for you and me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Nature; Summer; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


DAN PAINE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old friend of mine, whose chiming name
Last Line: Smile on me just as now, dan paine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fate; Friendship; Summer; Destiny


DARK AND FALLING SUMMER, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rain was full of the freshness
Last Line: Everywhere was full of the pulsing of the loud and fallen dusk
Subject(s): Rain; Summer


DAY OF THE INDIAN SUMMER, by SARAH HELEN POWER WHITMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A day of golden beauty!
Subject(s): Holidays; Indian Summer; Thanksgiving Day


DEAD ELK ON THE TUNDRA BESIDE THE TOURIST PATH, by ROBERT TREMMEL    Poem Source            
First Line: It is the summer of snow
Last Line: In the palms of our hands
Subject(s): Russia; Summer


DEEP SUMMER, by HARRIET GRAY BLACKWELL    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun flings golden coins of heat
Last Line: There is no hint of snow beyond.
Subject(s): Summer


DEPARTURE OF SUMMER, by NAOMI LONG (WITHERSPOON) MADGETT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer is waving her hand sadly
Last Line: Although she promises that she'll be back
Subject(s): Summer


DESCRIPTION OF A SUMMER'S EVE, by HENRY KIRKE WHITE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down the sultry arc of day
Last Line: And join the general troop of sleep
Subject(s): Evening; Summer


DEW, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Mamma,' said little isabel
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


DIRGE, by INEZ CLARK THORSEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Summer is dead - / gone from us now
Last Line: Snow in her hair
Subject(s): Summer


DISCONTENT, by SARAH CHAUNCEY WOOLSEY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down in a field, one day in june
Alternate Author Name(s): Coolidge, Susan
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


DOG-GOD, by ROBIN BECKER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: To the railroad tracks at the bottom of summer
Last Line: To master what is beautiful and guileless and mute
Subject(s): Girls; Railroads; Summer


DOZEN DEAD HOUSEFLIES, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of summer, smashed on the sill
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Flies; Nature; Summer


DREAM AND REALITY, by O. E. YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: The farmer stood by the cottage door
Last Line: On the rock-ribbed hills of maine.
Subject(s): Dreams; Farm Life; Sons; Summer; Nightmares; Agriculture; Farmers


DROUGHT, by SALLY LOGAN    Poem Source            
First Line: My first summer of marriage
Last Line: Until my husband trapped it, then let it go
Subject(s): Drought; Heat; Marriage; Summer


DUALISMS, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two bees within a crystal flowerbell rocked
Last Line: Summer's tanling diamond-eyed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Summer


DUMB IN JUNE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, the thought hurts at my heart
Last Line: Dumb in june!
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Hearts; June; Life; Singing & Singers; Soul; Summer; Dead, The; World; Songs


DUTY'S REWARD, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: It was an english summer day
Last Line: The train had not touched a hair
Subject(s): Railroads;summer; Railways;trains


EACH SUMMER SOUND, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Is a summer round
Subject(s): Summer


EARLY JUNE, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring's over, over. The gold meadows / tarnish
Last Line: Already the leaves falling, and the brave boughs grown leaner.
Subject(s): June; Summer


EARLY ONE SUMMER NIGHT, by LENNART SJOGREN    Poem Source            
First Line: Creation winks %the nightjar minds his business
Last Line: It lays an egg and laughs
Subject(s): Happiness; Laughter; Summer


EARLY SUMMER, by XIE WUNIANG    Poem Source            
First Line: A mild breeze in the courtyard, the headrest is cool
Last Line: I can hear the first sounds of the new cicadas
Subject(s): Summer


EARLY SUMMER, by ZHU ZHONGXIAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Fading reds have fallen and the sun has set
Last Line: Elm seeds like gold coins cover the ground while orioles sing
Subject(s): Summer


EARLY SUMMER (2), by XIE WUNIANG    Poem Source            
First Line: Amidst birds' cries, I return from my midday dream
Last Line: Blows poplar flowers into the house
Subject(s): Summer


EARTH AND A WEDDED WOMAN, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shepherd, with his eye on hazy south
Last Line: Thrice beauteous is our sunshine after rain!
Subject(s): Earth; Rain; Summer; World


ECHO AND SILENCE, by SAMUEL EGERTON BRYDGES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In eddying course when leaves began to fly
Last Line: With thousand mimic tones the laughing forest fill!
Subject(s): Indian Summer; Mysticism


EDDY-GRAMS: 1. EDDY BLEW HIMSELF, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: When eddy bilt his mountin camp
Last Line: He'll blow his hed off yet.
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Camping; Camps; Summer Camps


EDDY-GRAMS: 2. EDDY BUM PROOF CELLER, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: When eddy blasted out that hole
Last Line: Oh boy—fur me his celler.
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Camping; Camps; Summer Camps


EDUCATION OF DESIRE: 12, by WILLIAM DICKEY    Poem Source            
First Line: On the white road
Last Line: Of his eager feet
Subject(s): Summer


EDVARD GRIEG, by CHARLES WHARTON STORK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The light across the fjord is very cool
Last Line: The very scene I look on here tonight.
Subject(s): Light; Love; Norway; Sea; Summer; Ocean


ELEGIES FROM THE NORTH 1, by ALES DEBELJAK    Poem Source            
First Line: Earth. Red earth. And tall grass as far as you can see. You're pressed to the
Last Line: You'll end your way. I, of course, always return. You don't. Which makes all %the difference
Subject(s): Hunting; Indian Summer; Wilderness


END OF SUMMER, by GEORGE ELLISTON    Poem Text            
First Line: The summer is so radiant / I cannot see it go
Last Line: And so can never die.
Subject(s): Summer


END OF SUMMER, by DEBORAH GORLIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Before this hiatus, the summer was assiduous and distant
Last Line: Take their seats like jockeys mounted on horses
Subject(s): Seasons; Summer


END OF SUMMER, by NAOMI LONG (WITHERSPOON) MADGETT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the green a flame of scarlet leaps
Last Line: Where love's proud angels will be singing!
Subject(s): Summer


END OF SUMMER, CITY OF THE TRIBES, by RODNEY THEODORE SMITH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Word circling on the street
Last Line: Behind the medieval city, %its backlit and blood-rinsed stones
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, R. T.
Subject(s): Summer


EPIGRAM: 2, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wandering gadling in the summer tide
Last Line: To sting that heart that would have my place.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 46
Subject(s): Summer; Wandering & Wanderers


EPITOMIZED, by ERICH S. KLOSSNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I never hear a meadowlark in spring
Last Line: Within a single, boundless, summer day!
Subject(s): Summer


ERA OF CLEANNESS, by LEWIS HORNE    Poem Source            
First Line: A dream of summer, early summer. May
Last Line: Of growing, a system for facing badlands weather
Subject(s): Summer


EVENING, by MALCOLM MERRITT    Poem Text            
First Line: As leaves go down to autumn
Last Line: From the peace of midian.
Subject(s): Autumn; Evening; Seasons; Summer; Fall; Sunset; Twilight


EVENING IN SUMMER, by CHARLES GAMAGE EASTMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun has set at last! The sky
Last Line: The world with a perpetual song.
Subject(s): Summer


EVENING OUT, by JANICE TOWNLEY MOORE    Poem Source            
First Line: On days too hot for breath to be easy
Last Line: Sinking into the red clay bank
Subject(s): Summer


EVERY WILD FLOWER'S FACE, by JIM DEWITT    Poem Source            
First Line: Craves attention
Last Line: Almost too brightly virgin
Subject(s): Colors; Flowers; Summer


EX AETATE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not for more hours of bliss I make demand
Last Line: Of sunshine, certain memory of them.
Subject(s): Life; Summer


EXCEPT THE SMALLER SIZE, NO LIVES ARE ROUND, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Are long
Subject(s): Size & Shape; Time; Summer


EXULTATION, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rain surpasses itself. It has gone beyond itself to the contours of a
Last Line: To exult at the brilliant fulfillment of a summer day
Subject(s): Rain; Seasons; Summer; Weather


FABLE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I know not what the sly little fairy
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


FAIR SUMMER-TIME DOTH ME DELIGHT, by RAIMON DE MIRAVAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Joyless I cannot be while I live on
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramon De Miraval
Subject(s): Summer


FALL PLOWING, by EVA K. ANGLESBURG    Poem Text            
First Line: Fades indian summer's brief, bright interlude
Last Line: Grim relics that are withered, bleached and gray.
Subject(s): Indian Summer; Plowing & Plowmen


FALLING DAY, by CHRISTY MACKAYE    Poem Text            
First Line: If there's silence in summer
Last Line: That you hear.
Subject(s): Day; Summer; Sun


FANTASY, FROM 'AN ADJUSTABLE LUNATIC', by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood beneath a summer moon
Last Line: Through life and all eternity!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fantasy; Life; Moon; Soul; Summer


FAREWELL TO SUMMER, by GEORGE ARNOLD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer is fading; the broad leaves that grew
Last Line: Sweet, farewell!
Subject(s): Summer


FASHIONS AT THE COURT OF QUEEN FLORA, by LYDIA HOYT FARMER    Poem Source            
First Line: Oh, pray, do you know of those wonderful styles
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


FAT SOUTHERN MEN IN SUMMER SUITS, by LIAM RECTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fat southern men in their summer suit
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Summer; Southern States; South (u.s.)


FATI VALET HORA BENIGNI, by SAMUEL BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In myriad swarms, each summer sun
Last Line: When all those hours -- are play.
Subject(s): Play; Summer


FERAL CHILDREN, by JAMES FINNEGAN    Poem Source            
First Line: It is august and their bodies are tanned
Last Line: Of those wild islands only they have seen
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Summer


FIELD QUILT, by HATTIE B. TERRILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Late summer sends her mystic haze
Last Line: Makes dark gray ribbon for the binding.
Subject(s): Fields; Summer; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


FLAG, OUR FLAG, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Flag, that waves the whole day through
Last Line: Glorious red, white and blue.
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Summer; American Flag


FLAGS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Flags of every size
Last Line: Or only from my hand.
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Summer; American Flag


FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE'S MAGIC, by BARBARA SCHMITT WHITNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Summer slipped to us in the chill december
Last Line: Winter had vanished!
Subject(s): December; Summer; Winter


FOG ON KENNESAW, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We pitch our tent on kennesaw mountain
Last Line: Maneuvering on kennesaw.
Subject(s): Camping; Confederate States Of America; Fog; Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia; Camps; Summer Camps; Confederacy; Haze


FOR A SUMMER NIGHT, by DAVID KELLER    Poem Source            
First Line: At first, a bar-like this one. Then you'd need
Last Line: This is what's left to hope for. Oh, dear god, more music
Subject(s): Guests; Summer


FOR ONCE, THEN, SOMETHING, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Others taunt me with having knelt at well-curbs
Last Line: Truth? A pebble of quartz? For once, then, something.
Subject(s): Summer


FOR THE LAST SUMMER, by ROBERT WRIGLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That summer with a thousand julys
Subject(s): Music, Rock; Youth; Summer; War; Desire; Rock & Roll


FOUR IN THE MORNING COURAGE, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The birds this morning wakened me so early it was hardly day
Last Line: The starling waked me ere the day aping the thrush's sober tune).
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Birds; Morning; Summer


FOUR POEMS FOR ROBIN: SIWASHING IT OUT .. IN SISULAW FOREST, by GARY SNYDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I slept under rhododendron
Subject(s): Camping; Oregon; Love; Youth; Memory; Camps; Summer Camps


FOUR SONGS OF FOUR SEASONS: 3. SUMMER IN AUVERGNE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sundawn fills the land
Last Line: That scars their land.
Subject(s): Dawn; Nature; Summer; Sun; Sunrise


FOUR SUNBEAMS, by M. K. B.    Poem Source            
First Line: Four little sunbeams came earthward one day
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


FOUR YEARS, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At the midsummer, when the hay was down
Last Line: And I go at midsummer, when the hay is down.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Summer


FRAGMENTS WRITTEN WHILE TRAVELING...A MIDWESTERN HEAT WAVE, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: However lonely we were before / becomes unclear
Last Line: By setting-free thesoil
Subject(s): Farm Life; Heat; Middle West; Oklahoma; Summer; Weather; Agriculture; Farmers; Midwest; Old Northwest; Central States; North Central States


FROM BELOW, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the dim summer night they were leaning alone
Last Line: Where he dropped his cigar in the street.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Night; Opera; Summer; Bedtime


GARDEN SNAKES, by ROBERT MOORE    Poem Source            
First Line: Every summer since we bought this house
Last Line: I'd ask him %but just imagine the look I'd get
Subject(s): Animals; Snakes; Summer


GARDEN SYMPHONY, by HAZEL FRYE SCHWENTKER    Poem Text            
First Line: My mother's garden brings to me
Last Line: Of flower-misted summertime.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Mothers; Summer


GERMANY; A WINTER TALE: CAPUT 27, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When summer's pleasant days have come
Last Line: Thou hadst better mind thy behaviour!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Germany; Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Summer; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Germans


GIRL RIDING BAREBACK, by CHASE TWICHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These late summer afternoons are so like childhood's
Subject(s): Horses; Imagination; Summer; Fancy


GO, WINTER!, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, winter! Go thy ways! We
Last Line: In her first marigold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Birds; Bluebirds; Summer; Winter


GOD'S WEATHER: AUGUST, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: God's peace and the moon on the meadow's dead clover
Last Line: With the mists and the moon and the weather—god's weather.
Subject(s): Prairies; Summer; Weather; Plains


GOD'S WEATHER: JULY, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: The heavy shade bends to tall clover and grasses
Last Line: Growing, grateful for grace of hot weather, god's weather.
Subject(s): Months; Summer; Weather


GOD'S WEATHER: OCTOBER, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: The cold late rain drips from the low clouds close palling
Last Line: The haze on the home hill and weather, god's weather.
Subject(s): Cold; Months; Summer; Weather


GOLDFISH (ESSENCE OF SUMMER MAGAZINES): 1, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Always the august evenings come
Last Line: Of our marionettes %inconsequent, intolerable
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Leisure; Summer


GOLDFISH (ESSENCE OF SUMMER MAGAZINES): 2. EMBARQUEMENT POUR CYTHERE, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ladies, the moon is on its way!
Last Line: Philosophy through a paper straw
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Leisure; Summer; Watteau, Antoine (1684-1721)


GOLDFISH (ESSENCE OF SUMMER MAGAZINES): 3, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: On every sultry afternoon
Last Line: Bays %and rose
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Leisure; Summer


GOLDFISH (ESSENCE OF SUMMER MAGAZINES): 4, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among the debris of the year
Last Line: Of street pianos and small beer
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Leisure; Summer


GOOD-BY SUMMER, by CAROLINE CONVERSE    Poem Text            
First Line: O summer, you have said good - by once more
Last Line: And o the splendor of your golden days!
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Summer; Fall


GOWANUS, LATE SUMMER, by KIMIKO HAHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The trees flinch in late summer air over boerum hill. We already
Subject(s): Summer; Vacations


GRASSHOPPER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: A grasshopper sat in an oak tree green
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


GRASSY MEADOW SCHOOL, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: In the grassy meadow school
Last Line: That the best thing is to grow!
Subject(s): Books; Knowledge; Scholarship & Scholars; Schools; Summer; Reading; Students


GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN, by M. J. JACQUES    Poem Source            
First Line: Come into great-grandmother's garden, my dears
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


GREEN APPLES, by RUTH STONE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In august we carried the old horsehair mattress
Subject(s): Apples; Summer; Family Life; Relatives


HAIKU, by KOBAYASHI ISSA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Napped half the day
Last Line: Punished me
Alternate Author Name(s): Issa; Issa
Subject(s): Summer


HAPPY BIRD, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Oh, if I were a little bird
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


HAREBELLS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: When the grasses sway and quiver
Last Line: "june has come to town!"
Subject(s): Harebells; Summer


HAREBELLS IN JUNE, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Ring slender bells an elfin tune
Last Line: Call all the elves of june together.
Subject(s): Harebells; Summer


HARVEST TIME, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pillowed and hushed on the silent plain
Last Line: Then sleeps and dreams for a year again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Farm Life; Harvest; Metaphor; Summer; Agriculture; Farmers; Similes


HAY-MEAKEN, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis merry ov a zummer's day
Last Line: The vo'k in haÿ-vield all day long.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Happiness; Hay & Haymaking; Summer; Agriculture; Farmers; Joy; Delight


HAYING, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A rustic idyl of the ardent days
Last Line: And all its face is odorous again.
Subject(s): Fields; Grass; Summer; Sun; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


HE SAID TURN HERE, by DEAN YOUNG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And then tony showed us the lake
Subject(s): Lakes; Summer; Grief; Pools; Ponds; Sorrow; Sadness


HEAT, by SUSAN HAHN    Poem Source            
First Line: Soon the dazed glory heat will be replaced by leaves -
Last Line: Touch how it burns into my sight %for when you are not
Subject(s): Heat; Seasons; Summer


HEAT, by ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From plains that reel to southward, dim
Last Line: My thoughts grow keen and clear.
Subject(s): Heat; Summer


HEAVENLY REST, by CAROL STEVENS KNER    Poem Source            
First Line: Summer lightens everything, beech leaves
Last Line: In paradise. But everyone is dead
Subject(s): Heaven; Summer


HENDECASYLLABICS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the month of the long decline of roses
Last Line: "iron blossom of frost is bound for ever."
Subject(s): Flowers; Seasons; Summer; Wind


HER EYES, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, long ago, a little one of mine
Last Line: The christ-like candor of those early eyes!
Subject(s): Eyes; Faces; Faith; Life; Summer; Belief; Creed


HIDDEN SONGSTER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Hark! Hear you not that long, shrill strain?
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


HIGH SUMMER, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now all the birds are flown, the first, the second brood
Last Line: Talks forgotten battles with a tear in his eye.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Summer; English


HILL TIDES, by FRANCES STOCKWELL LOVELL    Poem Text            
First Line: These rolling billows of the hills
Last Line: And wash it golden clean for me.
Subject(s): Mountains; Summer; Tides; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


HOJOKI, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Venus in the pale green sky
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter; Fall


HOJOKI, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Venus in the pale green sky
Last Line: Busy all night long tonight
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter


HOLIDAYS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Of all, the flowers love a holiday
Last Line: Love the days when school is out.
Subject(s): Children; Holidays; Play; Summer; Vacation; Childhood


HOLLYHOCKS, by ELEANOR G. R. YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: Whether they grow by a cabin door
Last Line: Hung on the sky's blue wall.
Subject(s): Hollyhocks; Nature; Summer


HOME, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A burst of sudden wings at dawn
Last Line: That call across the world to me.
Subject(s): Home; Ireland; Rainbows; Summer; World War I; Irish; First World War


HOME BEFORE DARK, by NATHALIE G. KETTERER    Poem Source            
First Line: Standing in the hot summer silence
Last Line: From the trees. %I must go back
Subject(s): Family Life; Summer


HONEYDEW IN SEASON, by FLORENCE WEINBERGER    Poem Source            
First Line: As soon as I'm pierced by the shock of its sweetness
Last Line: I thought it would take years before cycles became apparent %and summer stayed hardly at all
Subject(s): Fruit; Summer


HOPPER: CONFESSIONS: SUMMER INTERIOR, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer smeared the day, you slid
Last Line: Spoke to themselves low, near / and tenderly
Subject(s): Summer


HOT SUMMER AFTERNOON, by FAIRFAX DOWNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Six choc'late milkshakes ready to drink
Last Line: They couldn't possibly unless they were hollow.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Summer; Wine


HOUSE ON 19TH STREET, by MARK SANDERS    Poem Source            
First Line: On summer nights, before sleep, the sweet smell
Last Line: And the night dissolved, like a boyhood, into morning
Subject(s): Children; Houses; Memory; Summer


HOW CAN THE HEART UNHAPPY BE?, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: Now dawn the lovely days again
Last Line: How can the heart unhappy be?
Subject(s): Happiness; Melodies; Summer; Sun; Joy; Delight


HOW GOLDEN BRIGHT FROM EARTH AND HEAVEN, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Summer; Evening; Sunset; Twilight


I KNOW A PLACE WHERE SUMMER STRIVES, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Upon her amber shoe
Subject(s): Summer


I KNOW THE WAY OF THE WILD BLUSH ROSE, by WILLARD EMERSON KEYES    Poem Text            
First Line: I know the way of the wild blush rose
Last Line: For the love of a maid is for aye and aye!
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Red (color); Roses; Summer; Sun


I RECKON - WHEN I COUNT AT ALL, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To justify the dream
Subject(s): Summer; Poetry & Poets; Heaven


I SAIL IN THE FALL, by DAVID STEFANSSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Summer is dying, is dying
Last Line: And sail in the fall.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stefansson Fra Fagraskogi, David
Subject(s): Summer


I SEE THE BOYS OF SUMMER, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see the boys of summer in their ruin
Subject(s): Summer


IDLE HOURS, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye idle hours of summer, not in vain
Last Line: O'er vasty deeps of the unknown and unseen.
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature; Summer


IF ANYTHING CAN, by CHARLIE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of those dark days
Last Line: Wondering what to do, what can be done
Subject(s): Summer


IF YOU GET THERE BEFORE I DO, by DICK ALLEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Air out the linens, unlatch the shutters on the eastern side,
Subject(s): Old Age; Summer


IMPROBABLE, by ANGELA SHAW    Poem Source            
First Line: August lingers, the improbable %scent of a lover thought
Last Line: Kindly regrets %that it cannot %embrace %my name
Subject(s): Summer; Women's Rights


IMPROMPTU ON A SUMMER DAY, by CHEN DEYI    Poem Source            
First Line: Bamboo in the garden, layers of green
Last Line: I stroll at ease listening to frogs in the pond
Subject(s): Summer


IN A HOTEL WRITING-ROOM, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We artists have strange nerves!
Last Line: We had met before this scene.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Faces; Friendship; Hate; Hotels; Summer; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


IN DREAMS, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My love, my love, when falls the summer rain
Last Line: And bind with thee the ripe and shining sheaves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Summer; Nightmares


IN FIELDS OF SUMMER, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun rises
Last Line: A lark bursts up all dew.
Subject(s): Fields; Summer; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


IN FRANCE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let not a foreign earth weigh down my head
Last Line: They will know I am theirs; they will make room.
Subject(s): France; Love; Summer


IN HEAT, by KEVIN BOYLE    Poem Source            
First Line: The summer heats past luxuriance, the day lilies
Last Line: Those little black eyes don't flinch. Just fire
Subject(s): Heat; Summer


IN SUMMER, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, summer has clothed the earth
Last Line: And sing in the face of ill.
Subject(s): Summer


IN SUMMER, by SARAH KIRSCH    Poem Source            
First Line: Sparsely settled, this land
Last Line: And the fields gleam red as fire
Subject(s): Summer


IN SUMMER, by TRUMBULL STICKNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's growing evening in my soul
Last Line: And memory falls from the mast of thought.
Subject(s): Summer


IN SUMMER (1), by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the light, late in the afternoon, pauses among
Subject(s): Summer


IN SUMMER (1), by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the light, late in the afternoon, pauses among
Last Line: The sunlight tarries with
Subject(s): Summer


IN SUMMER TIME, by WILLIAM WARREN CALDWELL    Poem Source            
First Line: O linden-trees! Whose branches high
Last Line: More sweet to hear, or fair to see
Subject(s): Summer


IN SUMMER TIME, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When summer time has come, and all
Last Line: In summer time to simply be.
Subject(s): Summer


IN SUMMER-TIME WHEN MARY BATHES, by HERBERT TRENCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The only day it has to live!
Subject(s): Baths & B Athing; Summer


IN SUMMERTIME, by MARY ROYCE MERRIMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: A marsh bird swinging on a slender reed
Last Line: And a blue lake, a glowing pageantry.
Subject(s): Summer


IN THE LANE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When my love came home to me
Last Line: Take her home for ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Home; Love; Summer


IN THE MEADOW, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The meadow is a battle-field
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


IN THE MEADOWS, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I lie in the summer meadows
Last Line: But death is in the world!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Death; Fields; Life; Summer; Dead, The; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


IN THE MELON COLONY, by KIMBERLY JOHNSON    Poem Source            
First Line: When you summered at the melon colony
Last Line: It has been summer for years
Subject(s): Summer


IN THE MOON OF MAKING FAT, by MALENA MORLING    Poem Source            
First Line: Summer has opened its bag of heat
Last Line: And the sunlight that is pushng through fibers. %and the drawn curtains
Subject(s): New York City; Summer


IN THE SWING, by EUDORA S. BUMSTEAD    Poem Source            
First Line: Here we go to the branches high!
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


IN THE TUNNEL OF SUMMERS, by ANNE STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Moving from day into day
Subject(s): Life; Summer; Mortality


IN THE VALLEY, by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the yellow-haired spirit of spring
Last Line: "of the nightfall, and falter, and die."
Subject(s): Flowers; Summer


IN THE VERY HEART, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source            
Last Line: Of the sun and %unmasked earth
Subject(s): Fruit; Harvest; Summer; Watermelons


INDIAN DRUMS, by ISABEL WINSLOW    Poem Text            
First Line: Indian summer camps in the hills
Last Line: Where her bright fires are burning!
Subject(s): Camping; Camps; Summer Camps


INDIAN SUMMER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: When leaves grow sear all things take sombre hue
Last Line: Return to us in some sweet by-and-by
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "there is a time, just when the frost"
Last Line: And smiles to think it's all for him
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by JOHN HOWARD BRYANT    Poem Source            
First Line: That soft autumnal time
Subject(s): Holidays; Indian Summer; Thanksgiving Day


INDIAN SUMMER, by EUDORA S. BUMSTEAD    Poem Source            
First Line: The grain is gathered in
Subject(s): Holidays; Indian Summer; Thanksgiving Day


INDIAN SUMMER, by WILLIAM WILFRED CAMPBELL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the line of smoky hills
Last Line: Throughout the long, still autumn day %wild birds are flying south
Alternate Author Name(s): Campbell, W. W.
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dawn is a warp of fever
Last Line: To pile at her feet for this.
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by HELENA COLEMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Of all earth's varied, lovely moods
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: Through the boughs of em'rald green
Last Line: Always stay.
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the days when birds come back
Last Line: Taste thine immortal wine!
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by HAMLIN GARLAND    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: At last there came %the sudden fall of frost, when time
Last Line: Moved silently, as if in dream - %and it was indian summer on the plain
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by HELEN JANE HOPPER    Poem Text            
First Line: Softly through the pine trees
Last Line: All the world is still.
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by J. P. IRVINE    Poem Source            
First Line: At last the toil encumbered days
Subject(s): Indian Summer; Nature


INDIAN SUMMER, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have strayed from silent places
Last Line: I am gone!
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by JEANNETTE AUGUSTUS MARKS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blossoms shaken from their star forms
Last Line: Give me love before you go!
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stillness that doth wait on change is here
Last Line: Shalt dream again—how dying nature smiled.
Subject(s): Indian Summer; Nature; Seasons


INDIAN SUMMER, by SUSANNA STRICKLAND MOODIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the purple haze that lies
Alternate Author Name(s): Strickland, Susanna
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by BETH PIRSCH    Poem Text            
First Line: It is still; there is only the music
Last Line: The golden day is meant for golden dreams.
Subject(s): Indian Summer; Love


INDIAN SUMMER, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis indian summer's richest, latest day
Last Line: O saddest indian summer! Fare thee well!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Indian Summer; New Hampshire


INDIAN SUMMER, by DERYN REES-JONES    Poem Source            
First Line: Sometimes it's as if we're lost
Last Line: Lazily trailing one ungloved hand
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by EMMA THOMAS SCOVILLE    Poem Text            
First Line: When maples flaunt their colors far and near
Last Line: —presbyterian advance
Subject(s): God; Indian Summer; Nature; Nature - Religious Aspects


INDIAN SUMMER, by MARGARET SHERWOOD    Poem Text            
First Line: Faint blue the distant hills before
Last Line: Fall of a leaf against the blue.
Subject(s): Indian Summer; Universities & Colleges - Faculty; Wellesley College


INDIAN SUMMER, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere winter puts his icy mantle on
Last Line: Of winter come.
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lyric night of the lingering indian summer
Last Line: Lest they forget them.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A silken curtain veils the skies
Last Line: The camp-fires of the past are burning.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER (2), by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more the battle or the chase
Last Line: Ascends to heaven again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Indian Summer; Nature


INDIAN SUMMER DAY ON THE PRAIRIE, by NICHOLAS VACHEL LINDSAY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is a huntress young
Last Line: He builds him a crimson nest
Alternate Author Name(s): Lindsay, Vachel
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER, 1953, by ROGER+(2) WILLIAMS    Poem Source            
First Line: We sang dense psalms to rejoice peace in korea
Last Line: Husks and hard red corn. Horns of plenty %bulge their cram
Subject(s): Summer


INDIAN SUMMER: 2, by CHARLES PENZEL WRIGHT JR.    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: As leaves fall from the trees, the body falls from the soul
Last Line: Dead leaves and dead grass in november, purple in spring
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, Charles
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER: THIS IS THE PLEDGE!, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The promise writ in gold to the water's edge
Last Line: The sun he bids stand still till the day is won.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): God; Indian Summer


INDIAN SUMMER: THIS IS THE SIGN!, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This flooding splendour, golden and hyaline
Last Line: And all the fairy lakes are beautiful.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): God; Indian Summer; Nature


INDIAN SUMMER: THIS IS THE WORD!, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That makes a thing of flame the water-bird
Last Line: Are not delivered to the insatiable sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): God; Indian Summer; Praise


INDIAN SUMMERS, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the wall / vine leaves / in his eye
Last Line: No end to the things made out of human talk
Subject(s): Indian Summer


INJUN SUMMAH, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: De injun summah's comin'
Last Line: So't o' hangin' roun' us all.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Summer


ISLAND FEVER, by DEBRA KANG DEAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Here where it is always summer
Last Line: I hold it against my forehead
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean, Debi Kang
Subject(s): Islands; Seashore; Summer


ISLANDS, by LESLIE NORRIS    Poem Source            
First Line: Summer's first day, earlier
Last Line: Keep them floating, with my breath
Subject(s): Islands; Summer


IT WILL BE SUMMER - EVENTUALLY, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: When sacrament - is done
Variant Title(s): Poem: 342; Poem: 37
Subject(s): Summer


JOHN WEISS, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer comes again, yet nothing brings
Last Line: And aeschylus and shakspeare lived again.
Subject(s): Memory; Summer; Weiss, John (1818-1879)


JOHNSON'S ANTIDOTE, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down along the snakebite river where the overlanders camp
Last Line: Somehow seems to dodge the subject of the snakebite antidote.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Animals; Camping; Life; Snakes; Camps; Summer Camps; Serpents; Vipers


JULY, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blue july, bright july
Last Line: To the nightingale's 'sweet-sweet.'
Subject(s): July; Seasons; Summer


JULY, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long and hot days go by
Last Line: In july.
Subject(s): July; Summer


JULY, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep pools of shade beneath dense maples
Last Line: The ant-children busy and lazy below
Subject(s): Summer


JULY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: July's for independence day
Last Line: July comes for flags and play.
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Fourth Of July; Holidays; Summer; American Flag; Independence Day


JULY IN MONTANA, by LILLA BOGERT    Poem Text            
First Line: Green sanctuaries in the hills
Last Line: Gay coronets for all!
Subject(s): Montana; Summer


JULY IN WASHINGTON, by ROBERT LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Washington, D.c.; Politics & Government; Summer


JULY MEETING, by PETER DAVISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crow hollered, barking darkness like a trumpet
Subject(s): Birds; Summer


JUNE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: June in the grass!
Last Line: Summer is here.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Daisies; Flowers; Grass; June; Summer; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


JUNE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, cuckoo, come
Last Line: To my mind to live in.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Summer
Subject(s): Flowers; June; Summer


JUNE, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: A roof of blue, a carpet green
Last Line: A very fairy month is june!
Subject(s): Summer


JUNE IN LONDON (WITH PUPILS), by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Books and heat, the dullard mind
Last Line: For her heart on this bright june morning!
Subject(s): London; Summer


JUNE NIGHTS, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the long day dies in summer and flowers are closing
Last Line: Lurks all night long low down on the skyline gray.
Subject(s): June; Night; Summer; Bedtime


JUNE NIGHTS, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In summer, when the day is gone
Last Line: Dawn waits its hour.
Subject(s): June; Night; Summer; Bedtime


JUNE SUNSET, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here shall my heart find its haven of calm
Last Line: To herald a rising moon.
Subject(s): Love; Summer


JUNE'S FLAG, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: June flung her flag out
Last Line: And wave on so forever, bright flag of the free!
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Freedom; Summer; American Flag; Liberty


JUNE'S PICTURE, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Let me paint june's picture-first I
Last Line: And so you have june's picture here before your eyes.
Subject(s): Children; Summer; Childhood


KEATS' GRAVE IN ROME, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though thou liest prone and mute
Last Line: Draw our hearts unto thy grave!
Subject(s): Flowers; Graves; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Summer; Trees; Tombs; Tombstones


KEF 21, by HENRY DUMAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First there was the earth in my mouth.
Subject(s): Summer


KIRTLE RED, by W. H. BELLAMY    Poem Text            
First Line: A damsel fair, on a summer's day
Last Line: —sing heigh, sing ho, for the summer!
Subject(s): Love; Summer


KITTY'S SUMMERING, by HENRY CUYLER BUNNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you seen e'er a sign of my kitty?
Last Line: On the south side of washington square.
Subject(s): Longing; New York City; Summer; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


KLAMATH SUMMER, by VIRGINIA WHITE BROWN    Poem Text            
First Line: Sun and clouds
Last Line: Waiting for rain.
Subject(s): Klamath, Oregon; Summer


KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, by YOLANDE CORNELIA GIOVANNI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I always like summer / best
Last Line: And sleep
Alternate Author Name(s): Giovanni, Nikki
Subject(s): African Americans; Americans; Appalachia; Family Life; Knoxville, Tennessee; Summer; United States; Women; Negroes; American Blacks; Relatives; America


LADY SUMMER, by WILLIAM MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Birdie, birdie, weet your whistle!
Last Line: "I'll toot on anither horn."
Alternate Author Name(s): Laureate Of The Nursery
Subject(s): Birds; Summer


LADYBUG, LADYBUG, HASTE AWAY HOME!, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


LAMPS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun's a lamp so large and round
Last Line: Shining in the earth and skies.
Subject(s): Children; Summer; Childhood


LANDSCAPE, by JOHN CUNNINGHAM    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that summer's ripen'd bloom
Subject(s): Summer


LANDSCAPE WITH A LAKE, by KATE NORTHROP    Poem Source            
First Line: Over & over you've returned all summer,
Last Line: Tell the truth. Don't leave me.
Subject(s): Lakes; Summer


LAST OF SUMMER IS DELIGHT, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: To walk within the veil
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1353; Poem: 138
Subject(s): Summer


LAST ROWS OF SUMMER, by DANIEL RAY CAMPION    Poem Source            
First Line: From here, the players look like ants
Last Line: Most dust and spit stay far below
Subject(s): Games; Summer


LATCH IS OFF: SUMMER SQUASH WITH ZUCCHINI, by JENNIFER MOSS    Poem Source            
First Line: Red placecloths and blue china
Last Line: On the underside of my elbow
Subject(s): Food And Eating; Summer; Vegetables


LATE FOR SUMMER WEATHER, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He has on / an old light grey fedora
Subject(s): Summer; Clothing & Dress


LATE INDIAN SUMMER, by AUGUST KLEINZAHLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rains hold off another week
Last Line: Exhausted and stunned
Subject(s): Indian Summer


LATE SUMMER, by KINOSHITA YUJI    Poem Source            
First Line: The pumpkin tendrils creep
Last Line: Rests his clippers
Subject(s): Summer


LATE SUMMER, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: How I rejoice in thy delights
Last Line: And dwell alone with fantasy.
Subject(s): Happiness; Summer; Joy; Delight


LATE SUMMER: LAKE ERIE, by DAVID YOUNG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nearly a year since word of death
Last Line: Dreaming of love and survival
Subject(s): Summer; Lake Erie; Death


LAURENCE BLOOMFIELD IN IRELAND: 7. MIDSUMMER, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whilst early sink away the starry twins
Last Line: Of glowing june.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Subject(s): Flowers; Seasons; Summer; Sun


LEAVING THE ISLAND, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We roll up the rugs and strip the neds by rote
Subject(s): Summer; Vacation; Moving


LEAVING THE MARKED TRAIL, BEHIND THE CEMETERY, THE OLD HARBOR, BLOCK.., by ALAN CATLIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Emerging from woods at high
Last Line: The sea and the south beyond
Subject(s): Block Island; Drought; Summer


LEITH RACES, by ROBERT FERGUSSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In july month, ae bonny morn
Last Line: Wi' straiks thir days!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ferguson, Robert
Subject(s): Horse Racing; Summer


LEONAINIE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Leonainie - angels named her
Last Line: From me like a dream.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Angels; Death - Children; God; Summer; Death - Babies


LESSONS, by BENJAMIN W. HOWARD    Poem Source            
First Line: Late august finds tomatoes on the vine
Last Line: And its shape were cut in stone
Subject(s): Learning; Summer


LETTER FROM THE SUMMER HOUSE, by OKSANA ZABUZHKO    Poem Source            
First Line: Hello, dear. After the recent acid rains
Last Line: I've exhausted the ones I know. %kisses. Love, o
Subject(s): Letters; Summer


LETTING THE OLD CAT DIE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Not long ago I wandered near
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


LEUDEMANN'S-ON-THE-RIVER, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Toward even when the day leans down
Last Line: To leudemann's-on-the-river.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): August; Dreams; Life; Night; Summer; Nightmares; Bedtime


LIFE AT THE LAKE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The green below and the blue
Last Line: The blue above and the green below.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Lakes; Nature; Summer; Pools; Ponds


LIFE DRAWS A TREE, by ROBERTO JUARROZ    Poem Source            
Last Line: And the tree of death
Subject(s): Life; Summer


LIFE IS A SUMMER'S DAY, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And it is gone
Subject(s): Summer; Conduct Of Life


LIKE CORIANDER SEED, LIKE HONEY, by JENNY DESAI    Poem Source            
First Line: That summer, bodies offered up
Last Line: Showing us the way to go on
Subject(s): Summer


LIKE SOME OLD-FASHIONED MIRACLE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And ear and heaven numb
Subject(s): Summer; Childhood Memories


LILY'S BALL, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Lily gave a party
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


LINES, by EMMA CATHERINE (MANLY) EMBURY    Poem Text            
First Line: Come to the vintage feast!
Last Line: While the bead-drop foams on the beaker's brim.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ianthe
Subject(s): Flowers; Summer; Vines & Vineyards


LINES ON THE SUMMER OF THE CATTLE PLAGUE: 1865, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer long, and bright, and glowing
Last Line: Lord, remove thy chast'ning hand!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Cattle; Death - Animals; Nature; Plague; Summer


LITTLE ESKIMO, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Little eskimo, are you
Last Line: Like to live in our land, too?
Subject(s): Eskimos; Native Americans; Summer; Travel; Vacation; Inuit; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Journeys; Trips


LITTLE NANNIE, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fawn-footed nannie
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


LITTLE SUNBEAM, by LAURA ELIZABETH HOWE RICHARDS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little yellow sunbeam
Alternate Author Name(s): Richards, Laura E.
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


LONDON IN JULY, by AMY LEVY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What ails my senses thus to cheat?
Last Line: That is enough for me.
Subject(s): London; Summer


LONDON'S SUMMER MORNING, by MARY DARBY ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who has not waked to list the busy sounds
Last Line: To paint the summer morning.
Subject(s): London; Summer


LOST SUMMER, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart hath its springtime, yea
Last Line: And spring's unrest in blossom time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Hearts; Summer


LOST SUMMER, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whither are you fled
Last Line: Summertime and roses?
Subject(s): Seasons; Summer


LOVE IN EXILE: SONG, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yea, the roses are still on fire
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Roses; Summer; Love


LOVE POEM, by LESLIE MARMON SILKO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rain smell comes with the wind
Subject(s): Summer; Love; Rain


LOVE'S ACCOUNTING, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunburnt summer less devours
Last Line: Love, for love of you.
Subject(s): Forests; Hearts; Love; Pain; Seasons; Summer; Woods; Suffering; Misery


LOW TIDE AT ST. ANDREWS (NEW BRUNSWICK), by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The long red flats stretch open to the sky
Last Line: The silence of the sands when tides are low.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Sea; Summer; Ocean


LYRIC, by SUN PU-ERH    Poem Source            
First Line: Late indian summer's
Last Line: Plain heart seeing into plain heart
Subject(s): Indian Summer


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 50, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the glimmering summer morning
Last Line: Thou mournful and pale-faced man!
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Summer


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 53, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There lies the glow of summer
Last Line: The summer in thy breast!
Subject(s): Love; Summer; Winter


MADNESS FREQUENTLY DISCOVERS ITSELF IN LOVE, by JASON SHINDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In august the salt-spray of the sea-town
Variant Title(s): Madness Frequently Discovers Itself
Subject(s): Insanity; Summer; Madness; Mental Illness


MADNESS FREQUENTLY DISCOVERS ITSELF IN LOVE, by JASON SHINDER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In august the salt-spray of the sea-town
Last Line: Do not move me. I buy some tea and cookies, %talk to no one
Variant Title(s): Madness Frequently Discovers Itsel
Subject(s): Insanity; Summer


MAGUS MUIR, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gently ye fall, ye summer showers
Last Line: My soul might saved be!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): Death; Murder; Night; Soul; Summer; Dead, The; Bedtime


MAKING LIGHT OF IT, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I call out a secret name, a name
Last Line: Of his breath, making light of it all
Subject(s): Home; Summer


MAN ON THE RAFT, by JONATHAN GALASSI    Poem Source            
First Line: The man on the raft
Last Line: Nothing left for him to do %but try again tomorrow
Subject(s): Day; Evening; Life; Summer; Sun


MARCH OF TIME,' SUMMER, 1940, by MICHAEL CHARLES ALSTON MOTT    Poem Source            
First Line: Coming to strut with the conquerers
Last Line: Grandeur of emptiness %might be a fly
Subject(s): France; Summer


MAURINE: PART 7, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With much hard labor and some pleasure fraught
Last Line: Gazing upon us from the mystic shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Hope; Love; Soul; Summer; Tears; Women; Optimism


MAY-DAY, by AARON HILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome, dear dawn of summer's rising sway
Last Line: And the warmed world is sick with my sweet pains.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; May (month); Summer; Sun


MEMENTOES, by PHIL WEIDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: This afternoon pat bought
Last Line: Move down the hill a little
Subject(s): Summer


MERRY SUNSHINE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Good morning, merry sunshine
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


MICHAELMAS, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We had not thought the sky could burn so blue!
Last Line: And know the hour is near when summer stops.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Michael, The Archangel; Saints; Summer; Michael, Saint


MICHAELMAS DAISIES, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis more than mid-october, yet along the
Last Line: Gives angels for the blossoms that old time has borne away.
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers; Summer


MICHIGAN SUMMER, by THOMAS DEL VECCHIO    Poem Text            
First Line: By sweat and hunger, stealth and guile
Last Line: Will find it easy now to die.
Subject(s): Lakes; Michigan; Nature; Parks; Summer; Pools; Ponds


MID-AUGUST AT SOURDOUGH MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT, by GARY SNYDER    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Down valley a smoke haze
Subject(s): Memory; Summer


MID-AUGUST AT SOURDOUGH MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT, by GARY SNYDER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down valley a smoke haze
Last Line: Looking down for miles %through high still air
Subject(s): Memory; Summer


MIDDLE-AGED WALK IN THE PARK, by JOAN STERN    Poem Source            
First Line: Now is the sweet season when summer
Last Line: Facing west and dazzled by the sun
Subject(s): Parks; Summer


MIDNIGHT STROLL IN SEPTEMBER, by ANNETTE ABMA    Poem Source            
First Line: The last of summer's warmth hung on the air
Last Line: As the first of autumn's chill rose on the air
Subject(s): Summer


MIDNIGHT: EARLY SUMMER, by JOSEPH CORSON MILLER    Poem Text            
First Line: Time softens to silk now
Last Line: Is wrapped in prayer.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, J. Corson
Subject(s): Birds; Silence; Sleep; Summer; Time


MIDSUMMER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A power is on the earth and in the air
Last Line: Its deadly breath into the firmament.
Subject(s): Summer


MIDSUMMER, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here! Sweep these foolish leaves away
Last Line: In sweeter music dies away.
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


MIDSUMMER, by THOMAS KINSELLA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hereabouts the signs are good
Last Line: Will find this right place to lay down %his desert in
Subject(s): Summer


MIDSUMMER, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A wide still valley, placid and deep
Last Line: A glamour of beauty too perfect to cease.
Subject(s): Peace; Summer; Sun


MIDSUMMER, by ALEXANDER L. POSEY    Poem Text            
First Line: I see the millet combing gold
Last Line: That trembles, and dies in mounting.
Subject(s): Summer


MIDSUMMER, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After the may time, and after the june time
Last Line: And love's midsummer will fade too soon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Soul; Summer


MIDSUMMER 54, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The midsummer sea, the hot pitch road, this grass, these shacks
Last Line: The grateful grass will grow thick from his heart
Subject(s): Summer


MIDSUMMER DAY, by JOHN DAVIDSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot write, I cannot think
Last Line: Such dewy memories as these.
Subject(s): Nature; Rites & Ceremonies; Summer


MIDSUMMER DAYS, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: When roses bloom in wayside nooks
Last Line: Of restful, ripe midsummer days.
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


MIDSUMMER IN NEW ENGLAND, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The royalty of midsummer is here!
Last Line: Their hearts' midsummer found, with bliss are dumb.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): New England; Summer


MIDSUMMER IN THE CATSKILLS, by JOHN BURROUGHS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The strident hum of sickle-bar
Last Line: Swim in a sea of peace.
Subject(s): Catskill Mountains, New York State; Serenity; Summer


MIDSUMMER LETTER, by DONALD HALL                Poet's Biography
First Line: The polished black granite
Subject(s): August; Summer


MIDSUMMER LETTER, by DONALD HALL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The polished black granite
Last Line: To see it huge in the west %as if this were any august
Subject(s): August; Summer


MIDSUMMER MADNESS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I am a hearthrug
Subject(s): Rugs;solitude;summer; Carpets;loneliness


MIDSUMMER NIGHT, by WILBUR UNDERWOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night I could not sleep for swift desire and longing
Last Line: And dreaming thus, at last I drank -- and sleep came with the dawn.
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Sleep; Soul; Summer; Bedtime; Ocean


MIDSUMMER NOCTURNE, by BRENDAN JAMES GALVIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among pine tips the hawks have sailed over
Last Line: Cranks herself up and lets go
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT, by MIRIAM OTT MUNSON    Poem Text            
First Line: The calm moon lays her fingers chaste and cool
Last Line: Beneath the soft rays of the moon's still light.
Subject(s): Dreams; Moon; Night; Sleep; Summer; Nightmares; Bedtime


MIDSUMMER: 2, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Companion in rome, whom rome makes an old rome
Last Line: Silver legions of mackerel race through our catacombs
Subject(s): Rome, Italy; Summer


MIDSUMMER: 3, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At the queen's park hotel, with its white, high-ceilinged rooms
Last Line: A breeze strolls down to the docks, and the sea begins
Subject(s): Hotels; Summer; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


MIDSUMMER: 4, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This spanish port, piractical in deverseness
Last Line: The plaza's cracked by the jungle's furious seed
Subject(s): Africa; Summer


MIDSUMMER: 5, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hemispheres lie sweating, flesh to flesh
Last Line: Rolls his bullets like beads. Glued to his own transistor
Subject(s): Summer; New York City; Hamptons, New York


MIDSUMMER: 54, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The midsummer sea, the hot pitch road, this grass, these shacks
Subject(s): Summer


MIMI, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm no modest city creature
Last Line: Smiling rosily, aurora.
Subject(s): Love; Summer; Voices


MIMOSA, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Days and nights the dull metallic %hammer of welders' work
Last Line: The night is starting to burn and to bloom
Variant Title(s): The Mimosa
Subject(s): Summer; Trees; Water


MOCKING-BIRD'S SONG, by JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Early on a pleasant day
Last Line: Thus, he dug the soldier's grave, %iser! By thy purpled wave
Alternate Author Name(s): Croaker
Variant Title(s): The Mocking-bir
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


MOONLIGHT IN SUMMER, by ROBERT BLOOMFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Low on the utmost boundary of the sight
Last Line: High o'er his home and all his little woes.
Subject(s): Summer


MORE THAN ENOUGH, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The first lily of june opens its red mouth.
Subject(s): Summer; Spring; Flowers


MORNING IN CAMP, by HERBERT BASHFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bed of ashes and a half-burned brand
Last Line: Great, pulsing heart of bold, advancing day!
Subject(s): Camping; Camps; Summer Camps


MOTHER IN THE PARK, by B. J. BUHROW    Poem Source            
First Line: Her children could drown
Last Line: At the corner of her badly %lipsticked mouth
Subject(s): Automobiles; Children; Mothers; Parks; Summer


MRS. BRINDLE'S COWSLIP FEAST, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: A cow lived in a pleasant field
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


MRS. PUSSY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Mrs. Pussy, sleek and fat
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


MUSIC OF NATURE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Have you heard the waters singing
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


MUSINGS, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the falling summer sun
Last Line: The summer when our life was fair.
Subject(s): Summer


MY GARDEN, by HAZEL HANNA    Poem Text            
First Line: Bluebells are nodding / so quaintly nearby
Last Line: Elves, toads and bees.
Subject(s): Summer


MY GARDEN - LIKE THE BEACH, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: She fetches such as me
Variant Title(s): Poem: 469; Poem: 48
Subject(s): Summer


MY HOME, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the place that I love the best
Last Line: The little brown house like a ground-bird's nest?
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Birds; Home; Summer; Sun


MY MARY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My mary, o my mary!
Last Line: An' I dinna find ye there?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Love; Nature; Spring; Summer


MY SUMMER, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you think the summer will ever come
Last Line: In the sun of my love from morn till night?
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Summer


NEAR A BUILDING, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: That sad summer, the loneliest thing
Last Line: Bone emphasising perfect bone
Subject(s): Bones; Death; Solitude; Summer


NECTARINES IN FEBRUARY, by KATHLEEN FLENNIKEN    Poem Source            
First Line: What do children know of life
Last Line: There are seasons only fit for wanting %to follow summer's sweetness
Subject(s): Fruit; Innocence; Seasons; Summer


NEITHER NOW, by MOLLY TENENBAUM    Poem Source            
First Line: All summer I lived in the bees' house
Last Line: A dried petal %in my multiform eye?
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Summer


NIGHT FOR ADVENTURES, by VICTOR STARBUCK    Poem Text            
First Line: Sometimes when fragrant summer dusk comes in with scent of rose and musk
Last Line: Or have I spent the night in bed, and was it all a dream?
Subject(s): Adventure And Adventurers; Summer


NIGHT IN CAMP, by HERBERT BASHFORD    Poem Text            
First Line: Fierce burns our fire of driftwood; overhead
Last Line: The darkness pushing down upon the land.
Subject(s): Camping; Camps; Summer Camps


NIGHT IN CAMP, by SARAH SPENCER ROE    Poem Text            
First Line: Sparks ascending from the fire
Last Line: Presently to die.
Subject(s): Camping; Fire; Fireplaces; Forests; Wood; Camps; Summer Camps; Woods


NIGHT IN SUMMER, by JEAN-DOMINIQUE HUMBERT    Poem Source            
First Line: If you only knew how an hour lasts
Last Line: Like the night without shadows %if you came
Subject(s): Night; Summer


NIGHT WINDS, by JOSEPH SEAMON COTTER JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: The slender moon in its silvery sheen
Last Line: For what should the night winds sigh?
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Sleep; Summer; Bedtime


NIGHTS AND DAYS OF NINETEEN-SOMETHING, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midsummer with other men's lovers, fumbles
Last Line: Come again for me. Take me to the boy
Subject(s): Homosexuality; Mythology - Classical; Relationships; Sex; Summer


O LARK OF THE SUMMER MORNING, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I love to lie in the clover
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


OCTOBER-NOVEMBER, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Indian-summer-sun
Last Line: Floods the grape-hung night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Indian Summer; Nature; Trees


ODE TO THE END OF SUMMER, by PHYLLIS MCGINLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer, adieu
Alternate Author Name(s): Hayden, Charles, Mrs.
Subject(s): Summer


ODOR OF EARTH, by SHANNON BORG    Poem Source            
First Line: As a child war was august's game: I typed a black code
Last Line: Until the curved tooth %of zero turned o opened me deep in its pollen-mouth
Subject(s): Children; Games; Nature; Summer


OF THE DAY ESTIVALL, by ALEXANDER HUME    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O perfect light, which shaid away
Last Line: Which sent this summer day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Home, Alexander
Variant Title(s): A Summer Day;the Story Of A Summer Day
Subject(s): Summer


OFF SHORE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the might of the summer is most on the sea
Last Line: But thou art the god, and thy kingdom is heaven, and thy shrine is the sea.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Sea; Summer; Bedtime; Ocean


OH LOVELY ROCK, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: We stayed the night in the pathless gorge of ventana creek, up the east fork.
Last Line: Felt its intense reality with love and wonder, this lonely rock
Subject(s): Camping; Nature; Camps; Summer Camps


OH! SKYLARK, FOR THY WING, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: O skylark! On thy wing!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Birds; Larks; Summer; Skylarks


ON A DAY OF SUMMER, HOT DAY, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Source            
First Line: On a day of summer, hot day, when the sun is in the sky
Last Line: And on my own I'll keep silence with my pain
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Summer


ON A ROSE PRESSED IN A BOOK, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I win the summer back again
Last Line: At touch of this dead rose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Summer


ON LEAVING TAORMINA, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O almond trees, beneath whose fruited shade
Last Line: Take on, I pray, one shade of pink the more.
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Soul; Summer; Trees; Ocean


ON THE BEACH, by CAROLYN D. WRIGHT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot help you' was the message
Last Line: Away as a wing sewn by hand
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, C. D.
Subject(s): Fathers And Daughters; Love - Nature Of; Seashore; Summer


ON THE WAY TO SUMMER, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: May-day, the day of might, day of possibility
Last Line: Scarlet petalsfor all the new worlds in earth
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


ON THE WEATHER, by FERRIS GREENSLET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sultry stillness of a summer's day
Last Line: So hot! And all my ducks are in the wash.
Subject(s): Summer


ONE SUMMER NIGHT, by ANTONIO MACHADO RUIZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Was a thread between us!
Alternate Author Name(s): Machado, Antonio; Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio
Subject(s): Death; Summer


ORIGINAL SUMMER GIRL, by CAROLYN WELLS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: After much biologic research
Last Line: Because she staid there till the fall
Subject(s): Girls; Summer


OSCHOPHORIKON; VINTAGE PROCESSIONAL, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The staffs are wreathed; move on, move on
Last Line: From athens into phaleron.
Subject(s): Autumn; Bacchus; Greece; Mythology; Mythology - Classical; Rites & Ceremonies; Seasons; Summer; Fall; Greeks


OUR ALICE MARBLE, by TRAUGOTT LAWLER    Poem Source            
First Line: The tennis court was there, but overgrown
Last Line: Sinking, and brought me safe to the warm sand
Subject(s): Summer


OUR DRAGON, by CHELSEA RATHBURN    Poem Source            
First Line: At summer reunions, great aunt nettie
Last Line: Those apples will sink in your gut like stone.'
Subject(s): Family Life; Reunions; Summer


OUT-OF-DOOR ARITHMETIC, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Add bright buds, and sun and flowers
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


OVER THE RANGE, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little bush maiden, wondering eyed
Last Line: To the beautiful country over the range.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Death; Home; Life; Summer; Dead, The


OXEN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The oxen are such clever beasts
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


PACK-TRIP SUITE, by MAXWELL STRUTHERS BURT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night is revery awake
Last Line: Quiet admits the dark intense.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burt, Struthers
Subject(s): Camping; Night; Camps; Summer Camps; Bedtime


PAINTER, WIDOWER AT EIGHTY, by TAL P. BIRDSEY    Poem Source            
First Line: All that dry summer, stroke after stroke of impasto
Last Line: Colors of burning visions that rise, burning and bold
Subject(s): Death; Paintings And Painters; Summer; Widows And Widowers


PANSY SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Open your eyes, my pansies sweet
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


PART OF A SUMMER, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thalia, tell in sober lays
Last Line: Which causes many speculations
Subject(s): Summer


PASSING OF SUMMER, by WILLIAM EDWARD HUNT    Poem Source            
First Line: Summer is dead! - it was the wind that spake
Subject(s): Summer


PAUSE, by ANNE STANTON LAY    Poem Text            
First Line: Today the hours are nuns, soft-shod, grey-clad
Last Line: Time pauses, listening for a sharp cold word.
Subject(s): Memory; Summer


PEACOCK, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Come, come, mister peacock, you must not be proud
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


PETER-BIRD, by HENRY THOMPSON STANTON    Poem Source            
First Line: When summer's birds are bringing
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


PINE CAMP, by GORDON BAINE CLARK    Poem Text            
First Line: There were the three of us and we were young
Last Line: We hear winds in whisper with far-distant pines.
Subject(s): Autumn; Camping; Seasons; Wind; Fall; Camps; Summer Camps


PLATONIC, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I knew it the first of the summer
Last Line: For the moonlit talks -- and you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Moon; Roses; Summer


POEM FOR ADLAI STEVENSON AND YELLOW JACKETS, by DAVID YOUNG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's summer, 1956, in maine, a camp resort
Subject(s): Summer; Time; Fish & Fishing; Wasps; Anglers; Yellow Jackets


POET AT THE COURT OF PAN, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth and I are tired of spring
Subject(s): Summer


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 9. THE LIGHTNING, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lightning seems a tongue
Last Line: That summer has outflung.
Subject(s): Lightning; Summer; Lightning Rods


POETIC HISTORY OF THE 7TH IOWA REGIMENT: MARCH TO CAMP MONTGOMERY, by GEORGE S. RUTHERFORD    Poem Text            
First Line: Again we have orders, from high sources to march
Last Line: We completed this journey of four or five miles.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Camping; U.s. - History; Walking; Camps; Summer Camps


POLLY BE-EN UPZIDES WI' TOM, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Yesterday, d'ye know, I voun' / tom dumpy's cwoat an' smock-frock, down
Last Line: Cut hoss-heäir down my neck.
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Practical Jokes; Revenge; Summer; Pranks


POPPIES, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Lost in a field of heavy petalled poppies
Last Line: Beyond the limits of time %only the gray embossed canvas
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters; Poppies; Summer


PORCH TALK ON THE SUMMER SOLSTICE, by GEORGE WITTE    Poem Source            
First Line: That day gave way, each ledge of light
Last Line: Salvation none of its business
Subject(s): Conversation; Moon; Summer


POSTPONED NIGHTMARE, by SANDOR CSOORI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm sitting in the sunshine
Last Line: Your breath from down below, perhaps.
Subject(s): Absence; Dreams; Grief; Loss; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Pain; Summer; Separation; Isolation; Nightmares; Sorrow; Sadness; Male-female Relations; Suffering; Misery


PRAISE IN SUMMER, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Obscurely yet most surely called to praise
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Summer; Theology


PRAISE IN SUMMER, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Obscurely yet most surely called to praise
Last Line: That trees grow green, and moles can course in clay, %and sparrows sweep the ceiling of our day?
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Summer


PRESERVES, by ANITA GRAY CHANDLER    Poem Text            
First Line: This summer I shall try preserving
Last Line: Into spring.
Subject(s): Fruit; Memory; Seasons; Summer; Time


PRESERVING-TIME, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: All over the land there's a savory smell
Last Line: "of marmalade, jelly, and jam"
Subject(s): Children;fruit;smells;summer; Childhood;odors;aromas;fragrances


PRIMED, by PAULANN PETERSEN    Poem Source            
First Line: It was middle june
Last Line: Crazy to be divisble by %only myself and one
Subject(s): Birthdays; Summer


PRIMROSE, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow
Last Line: Green meadow and clouds the sky.
Subject(s): Summer; Yellow (color)


RAIN IN CAMP, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The camp-fire smoulders and will not burn
Last Line: Alas, shall there no man paint or tell.
Subject(s): Camping; Fire; Rain; Camps; Summer Camps


RAIN IN SUMMER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How beautiful is the rain!
Last Line: In the rapid and rushing river of time.
Subject(s): Nature; Rain; Summer


RALEGH'S PRIZES, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And summer turns her head with its dark tangle
Subject(s): Summer; Seashore; Amusement Parks; Beach; Coast; Shore


RATS AT ALLATOONA, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the lake the stars scatter their crumbs of light
Last Line: The lobe of an ear.
Subject(s): Camping; Rats; Refuse & Refuse Disposal; Camps; Summer Camps


RE-VOYAGE, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What of the days when we two dreamed together?
Last Line: My lone canoe and I.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Canoes & Canoeing; Love - Loss Of; Sailing & Sailors; Solitude; Summer; Seamen; Sails; Loneliness


REMINISCENT, by HELEN G. STEPHENSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Today I went to the woodlands
Last Line: Couldn't have been as glorious a thing.
Subject(s): Indian Summer


RESOURCES, by ALFRED DEWITT CORN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Late may remakes the park, even
Last Line: Fence railings, one pigeon on promenade
Subject(s): Fortitude; Life; Summer


RHODE ISLAND, by WILLIAM MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here at the seashore they use the clouds over & over
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Morris
Subject(s): Rhode Island; Seashore; Summer; Beach; Coast; Shore


RHODE ISLAND, by WILLIAM MEREDITH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here at the seashore they use the clouds over & over
Last Line: Until after labor day. He just lays there
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Morris
Subject(s): Rhode Island; Seashore; Summer


RICE-PLANTING SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When summer comes
Last Line: Thinking they're in a bath
Subject(s): Rice; Summer


RIVER, by SAMUEL GRISWOLD GOODRICH    Poem Source            
First Line: O tell me, pretty river!
Alternate Author Name(s): Parley, Peter
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


ROBIN REDBREAST, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Goodbye, goodbye to summer!
Last Line: His little heart to cheer.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Subject(s): Robins; Summer


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: LAZARUS. 13. MEETING AGAIN, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One summer eve, in the woodbine bower
Last Line: Yes, I and the dead, who my side ne'er quitted.
Subject(s): Death; Moon; Summer; Voices; Dead, The


RONDEL, by GEORGE AUGUSTUS MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lilacs are in bloom
Last Line: The lilacs are in bloom.
Subject(s): Decay; Flowers; Grief; Roses; Summer; Time; Rot; Decadence; Sorrow; Sadness


RURAL PROGRESS; OR WE'RE LIVIN' 'MOST IN TOWN, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text            
First Line: So you're sorry for us fellows
Last Line: Are a-livin' 'most in town.
Subject(s): Camping; Country Life; Fields; Towns; Camps; Summer Camps; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


SALTBUSH BILL, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now this is the law of the overland that all in the west obey
Last Line: How the best day's work that he ever did was the day that he lost the fight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Camping; Peace; Camps; Summer Camps


SALTBUSH BILL'S GAMECOCK, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas saltbush bill, with his travelling sheep, was making his way / to town
Last Line: Remarked, 'discharged with a clean discharge -- the assault was justified!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Camping; Cooking & Cooks; Fate; Sin; Camps; Summer Camps; Destiny


SALTBUSH BILL, J. P., by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the land where leichhardt went
Last Line: Their saltbush bill, j.P.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Animals; Camping; Horses; Camps; Summer Camps


SANIBEL ISLAND, by MARTHA RONK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lizards crawl the screen again, it's sanibel august
Last Line: Upside down, welcomes all gods crfeatures in
Subject(s): Sanibel Island, Florida; Drinks & Drinking; Family Life; Summer; Lizards


SCULPTURE, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If there is an end
Last Line: Whittled my sleep with a rasp.
Subject(s): Envy; Grief; Mothers & Daughters; Summer; Sorrow; Sadness


SEA-PICTURES; NIGHT NOISES, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No voice of crickets wearing through the night
Last Line: And gossip on lost ships of long ago.
Subject(s): Graves; Night; Sound; Summer; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


SEASONS (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In spring time when the leaves are young
Last Line: And starved the snow he shines upon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Seasons; Summer


SEASONS: SUMMER, by JOHANN CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH HOLDERLIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wherever summer is a country still
Last Line: A breathless height a swan white cloud soars by
Alternate Author Name(s): Holderlin, J. C. F.; Holderlin, Friedrich
Subject(s): Summer


SECOND SUMMER, by GEOFFREY+(1) O'BRIEN    Poem Source            
First Line: What comes dropping down are
Last Line: There was heat around me. %I had no friends I wanted
Subject(s): Friendship; Summer


SEED, by RUTH STONE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Corn is universal, / so like a roman senator
Last Line: Oh my daughters.
Subject(s): Children; Corn; Indian Summer; Parents; Childhood; Parenthood


SEEING OFF THE SUMMER, by ZHANG YINYUAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Cicadas cease chirping, summer clouds pass
Last Line: Shall dispatch poetic thoughts to the wutong tree in my yard
Subject(s): Summer


SEEING THE ELEPHANT, by JACKIE BARTLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Imagine loving an elephant
Last Line: Beyond the margins of proof
Subject(s): Elephants; Houses; Summer


SEPTEMBER, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir goldenrod stands by and grieves
Last Line: And tranquil goes the queen to die.
Subject(s): Nature; September; Summer


SEPTEMBER, 1819 (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Departing summer hath assumed
Last Line: Can haughty time be just!
Variant Title(s): The Poet Growing Old
Subject(s): Summer; Time


SIENA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Inside this northern summer's fold
Last Line: Up to god's side.
Subject(s): Heaven; Italy; Jesus Christ; Summer; Paradise; Italians


SILENCE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My dear, that crying in the heart
Last Line: They call the music of the spheres!
Subject(s): Hearts; Music & Musicians; Silence; Summer; Tears; Wind


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 36, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer nights are short
Last Line: Trill out their song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Summer


SITTING IN DVORAK'S GARDEN, by MERCEDES LAWRY    Poem Source            
First Line: Spindly roses
Last Line: Of notes, some brief respite, %a reclamation of joy
Subject(s): Gardens And Gardening; Summer


SLEEPING UPSIDE DOWN, by KATE LYN HIBBARD    Poem Source            
First Line: Tonight in this heat I'm thinking of the summer
Last Line: Until the air moved, the heat broke
Subject(s): Sleep; Summer


SLUICE, by JEANIE THOMPSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Your boy is a river %whose current takes you ever
Last Line: Of your river, %the day's golden summer, now
Subject(s): Summer


SMALL SUMMER HARVEST, by PHIL WEIDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: At our place on sugar pine
Last Line: When weather turns %crisp in the fall
Subject(s): Harvest; Summer


SMELL OF SUMMER, by JOSE FONTINHAS    Poem Source            
First Line: The one who brings me strawberries doesn't know
Last Line: Still yoked to the freshness of their skin
Subject(s): Strawberries; Summer


SNOW-FLAKES, by MARY ELIZABETH MAPES DODGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whenever a snow-flake leaves the sky
Last Line: "t is summer!"" -- and it melts away."
Subject(s): Nature; Snow; Summer


SNOWBELL; A LEGEND OF SUMMER, by ELIZA KEARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In july, when the year has eaten deep
Last Line: So, we go, in amaze.
Subject(s): Summer


SO IT'S TODAY, by LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And in the chokecherry this year
Last Line: For a few more days of summer.
Subject(s): Autumn; Change; Gifts & Giving; Leaves; Longevity; Seasons; Summer; Time; Fall


SOMEDAY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Someday: - so many tearful eyes
Last Line: Bring round to them, someday.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Pain; Soul; Summer; Tears; Suffering; Misery


SONG, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Daughter of egypt, veil thine eyes!
Last Line: My struggling manhood drown!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Summer; Youth


SONG, by TZU-YEH    Poem Source            
First Line: In the hottest time, when all is still and windless
Last Line: And we'll float melons on the water, dunk crimson plums
Subject(s): Summer


SONG FOR SUMMER, by JEAN R. MILLER    Poem Text            
First Line: I dwell in the heart of the shade
Last Line: I dwell in the heart of the shade.
Subject(s): Summer


SONG IN THE NIGHT, by JAMES BUCKHAM    Poem Source            
First Line: A little bird sang in the dead of the night
Alternate Author Name(s): Pastnor, Paul
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


SONG OF SUMMER, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dis is gospel weathah sho'
Last Line: An' I'm a-layin' neah huh!
Subject(s): Summer


SONG OF SUMMER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: A cuckoo sat on a tree and sang
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


SONGS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: The brook has a way to spend the day
Last Line: Says the bird.
Subject(s): Children; Play; Summer; Childhood


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE SUMMER DAYS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A glory on the chamber wall!
Last Line: Leads back to golden morn.
Subject(s): Calm; Day; Dreams; Life; Nature; Summer; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Nightmares


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE SUMMER NIGHTS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dreary wind of night is out
Last Line: With stars that shine and see.
Subject(s): Boats; Death; Night; Rivers; Solitude; Summer; Dead, The; Bedtime; Loneliness


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 31, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the meridian of the night
Last Line: And joy pale virgins never knew.
Subject(s): Summer


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 45, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer love, open your eyes to me now!
Last Line: And see, the first shreds of dawn over the hill.
Subject(s): Summer


SONNET, by LILLAH A. ASHLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Ah, heart, this is our summer passing - this
Last Line: "make haste -- live now -- the frost -- the frost is coming."
Subject(s): Summer


SONNET, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Afternoon sun on her back
Subject(s): Summer


SONNET, by ROBERT PINSKY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Afternoon sun on her back
Last Line: No need, no one to praise her, %only the lake's voice - over%and over, to keep it before her
Subject(s): Summer


SONNET: 1, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer goes, with all its birds and flowers
Last Line: And peep unnoted there behind your screen.
Subject(s): Summer


SONNET: 14. APPROACH OF SUMMER, by WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How shall I meet thee, summer, wont to fill
Subject(s): Summer


SONNET: 18, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Last Line: So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
Variant Title(s): "shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?"";to His Love;
Subject(s): Admiration; Art & Artists; Beauty; Change; Flowers; Immortality; Love; Roses; Summer; Transience; Impermanence


SONNET: JULY, 1878, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like waves that rise and fall, the morning sheen
Last Line: And light some pensive heart before they die.
Subject(s): Summer


SONNETS OF A REMEMBERED SUMMER, by MERRILL MOORE    Poem Text            
First Line: You are mistaken in your naive guessing
Last Line: Is all this knowledge and all this loneliness.
Subject(s): Memory; Summer


SONNETS OF SEASONS: 2. SUMMER, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand outside a church this summer day
Last Line: No lasting peace is in thy beauty found.
Subject(s): Summer


SOON THE CITY, by LIAM RECTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soon the summer
Subject(s): City & Town Llife; Summer


SPEARFISH CANYON, by CORIE DAVIS HENTON    Poem Text            
First Line: My camp fire smoke wreathes in and out the trees
Last Line: And rest, by nature soothed, carefree, content.
Subject(s): Camping; Canyons; Explorers; Camps; Summer Camps; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


SPECIMEN DAYS: A JULY AFTERNOON BY THE POND, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fervent heat, but so much more endurable in this pure air - the
Last Line: Yet may - be the most real reality and formulator of everything - who %knows?
Subject(s): July; Nature; Summer


SPIRITS OF SUMMER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three creatures of the summer are to me
Last Line: Three summer creatures good to know and love.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Memory; Soul; Summer


ST MARTIN'S SUMMER, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As swallows turning backward
Last Line: I have not lived in vain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Indian Summer


ST. ETIENNE-DU-GRES, by GEORGIA SHREVE    Poem Source            
First Line: Here, in the complacency
Last Line: Batters the cypress, and, finally, %makes the spirit snap
Subject(s): Religion; Summer


ST. LUKE'S SUMMER, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is st. Luke, his summer: you shall see
Last Line: A little while before the nipping frost.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Nature; Seasons; Summer


ST. MARTIN'S SUMMER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though flowers have perished at the touch
Last Line: Sweet summer of st. Martin!
Subject(s): Indian Summer; Martin, Saint (316-397)


STAR AND CRESCENT, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The air has the late summer
Subject(s): Evening; Summer; Sunset; Twilight


STAR AND CRESCENT, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The air has the late summer
Last Line: A voice speaks in the silence
Subject(s): Evening; Summer


STONE, by YVES BONNEFOY    Poem Source            
First Line: Summer passed through the cool rooms, violent
Last Line: Bringing the afternoon storms of summer, in the eternal
Subject(s): Summer


STORY OF MONGREL GREY, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the story the stockman told
Last Line: The purchase money of mongrel grey.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Animals; Camping; Dogs; Forests; Moon; Camps; Summer Camps; Woods


SUMMER, by WILLIAM ASPENWALL BRADLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When all the roads are deep with dust
Last Line: And all the world return to shade.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER, by JENNIE COPPOCK CAFFREY    Poem Text            
First Line: Scent of new - mown hay
Last Line: Sickle moon with a bright star cuddled close.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER, by ROBERT LEE CAMPBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the beams of the mid-day sun
Last Line: And to live in that purer air!
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hang out your loviest star, o night! O night!
Last Line: And of our hearts the purest gold of gold.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come we to the summer, to the summer we will come
Last Line: Like the hedge rose that is broken in the heat of the day.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER, by DOUGLAS CRASE    Poem Source            
First Line: Everywhere things have been taking place
Last Line: With the flutter of something really happening
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER, by ROBERT PATRICK DANA    Poem Source            
First Line: This is the summer of the black rose
Last Line: In a string of perfect summer days this last %summer before the end of the world
Alternate Author Name(s): Dana, Robert
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What was summer chanting?
Last Line: Summer's come!
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


SUMMER, by BALTASAR GRACIAN Y MORALES    Poem Source            
First Line: After, in the celestial theatre
Last Line: Hens of the heavenly field
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER, by ADOLF VON HATZFELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I broke through to you, beloved, in the grassy plains
Last Line: The raging storm, beloved, in you, the night.
Subject(s): Longing; Summer


SUMMER, by HENJO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lotus-leaf! I dreamt that the wide earth
Last Line: Pretend that 'tis a gem of priceless worth?
Alternate Author Name(s): Yoshimune No Munesada; Abbot Henjo
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER, by JAVIER HERAUD    Poem Source            
First Line: Drumrolled gusts of love
Last Line: Crash down %in their nights?
Subject(s): Love; Summer


SUMMER, by LARS LUNDKVIST    Poem Source            
First Line: The lupine are blooming
Last Line: With its muzzle it caresss our cheeks
Subject(s): Freedom; Seasons; Summer


SUMMER, by WALTER DEAN MYERS    Poem Source            
First Line: I like hot days, hot days
Last Line: Sweat is what you got days
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER, by MIQUEL MARTI I POL    Poem Source            
First Line: Now's the time to love on pathways
Last Line: Any night at september's end
Subject(s): Happiness; Labor And Laborers; Summer


SUMMER, by C. H. O. SCAIFE    Poem Text            
First Line: Hot summer comes
Last Line: Her hands.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER, by RAMONA WILSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Firefly light %the only movement
Last Line: The light bursts within me
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark to the song of greeting
Last Line: Of some far distant clime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter is cold-hearted, / spring is yea and nay
Last Line: That days drone elsewehere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Country Life; Summer


SUMMER (FROM THE AMERICAN ENGLISH), by ROLF-DIETER BRINKMANN    Poem Source            
First Line: There is that sound like the wind, almost totally
Last Line: The blade of grass out and walk over
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER - THE NUN, by ANN CHAMBERS    Poem Text            
First Line: Summer -
Last Line: She has gone from out our vision.
Subject(s): Nuns; Summer


SUMMER 1967, by JAMES KEIR BAXTER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer brings out the girls in their green dresses
Last Line: The day that aphrodite touched her mouth to ours
Alternate Author Name(s): Hemi; Baxter, James K.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER AGAIN, by YVES BONNEFOY    Poem Source            
First Line: I step out into the snow, my eyes shut
Subject(s): Snow; Summer


SUMMER AIRS, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This air's a lovely thing: it blows
Last Line: Fed on the very breath of thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Air; God; Love; Praise; Summer


SUMMER APPROACHES, by MABEL WARREN ARNOLD    Poem Text            
First Line: May marches in waving flags as she enters
Last Line: Trailing wild beauty the pathway along.
Subject(s): Flowers; Summer


SUMMER AT BLUE CREEK, NORTH CAROLINA, by JACK GILBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was no water at my grandfather's
Subject(s): Summer; Childhood Memories


SUMMER AT SEVEN, by JUDY KRONENFELD    Poem Source            
First Line: The breeze gathers the thin skin
Last Line: Down, %--down, %--down, %down
Subject(s): Children; Sea; Summer


SUMMER BEGINS TO HAVE THE LOOK, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Recalls to immortality
Subject(s): Summer; Autumn; Immortality


SUMMER COMES, by DIANE JARVENPA    Poem Source            
First Line: Tiny spiders balloon off my finger
Last Line: To face the flame
Subject(s): Seasons; Summer


SUMMER DAWN, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some summer mornings - when you've taken tea
Last Line: Has opened. Let the bards of old go rest.
Subject(s): Animals; Morning; Night; Poetry & Poets; Summer; Bedtime


SUMMER DAWN, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Pray but one prayer for me 'twixt thy closed lips
Last Line: Over the tender, bow'd locks of the corn.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER DAY, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: Far before me stretched a woodland
Last Line: Of their summer melody.
Subject(s): Seasons; Summer


SUMMER DAY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: This is the way the morning dawns
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


SUMMER DAY IN THE MOUNTAINS, by LI PO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lazily waving a white feather fan
Last Line: My bare head ruffled by wind through pines
Alternate Author Name(s): Rihaku; Li Pai; Li Tai Pe; Li Bo; Li Bai
Subject(s): China - Tang Dynasty (618-905); Summer


SUMMER DAYS, by WATHEN MARK WILKS CALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In summer, when the days were long
Last Line: In summer, when the days are long.
Subject(s): Love; Summer


SUMMER EVENING, by CORA L. KEAGLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Silver moon in saffron sky
Last Line: I choose the summer season.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER EVENING, by ARTHUR PETERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A night of june, the stars were bright
Last Line: Midnight struck through the lattice-bars.
Subject(s): Evening; Summer; Sunset; Twilight


SUMMER FADES, by AMY LYNN SIPPLE    Poem Source            
First Line: Too tired to sleep
Last Line: Across the heart and the %soul of the land
Subject(s): Nature; Seasons; Summer


SUMMER FOR THEE GRANT I MAY BE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thy flower - forevermore!
Subject(s): Summer; Anemone


SUMMER GARDEN, by LAURIE BYRO    Poem Source            
First Line: I want to see the roses
Last Line: And what of their loneliness? %and what of mine
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens And Gardening; Parks; Roses; Summer


SUMMER GLORY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Is it true
Last Line: Small helper in such glorious ministry!
Subject(s): Growth; Summer


SUMMER GONE, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Small wren, mute pecking at the last red plum
Last Line: Glad, we'll go home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER HAS TWO BEGINNINGS, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Except to those who die
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1422; Poem: 145
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER HEART, by SARGENT D. STERLING    Poem Text            
First Line: Be brave when moons change
Last Line: Your heart will have no pain.
Subject(s): Hearts; Moon; Summer


SUMMER HEAT, by EVE MERRIAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give over to the sun
Alternate Author Name(s): Moskovitz, Eva
Subject(s): Heat; Summer


SUMMER HEATS LIKE THE NEEDLE IN ITS CHOSEN SKIN, by BECKIAN FRITZ GOLDBERG    Poem Source            
First Line: And hummingbirds flung into the air
Last Line: As if mystery %was asking for it
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER I SPENT SCREWING IN THE BACK SEATS OF STATION WAGONS, by BARRY NATHAN GOLDENSOHN    Poem Source            
First Line: Was the last summer that lasted all summer
Last Line: We wondered, how could he tell?
Subject(s): Growth; Memory; Summer


SUMMER I TURNED SIXTEEN, by VIVIAN SHIPLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Take jewelweed, you told me, for the sting
Last Line: Can turn on us as a surprise when we need it most
Subject(s): Family Life; Memory; Summer


SUMMER I WAS SIXTEEN, by GERALDINE CONNOLLY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cloud of turquoise pool rose up
Last Line: Through chain link to the improbable world
Subject(s): Children; Growth; Summer; Swimming


SUMMER IDYLL, by GEORGE BARKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes in summer months, the gestate earth
Last Line: Like swans, like perfect swans.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER IMAGES, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love at early morn, from new-mown swath
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER IN GDANSK, FR. FOUR HAIKUS FROM POLAND, by TAD KIELCZEWSKI    Poem Source            
Last Line: And then it gets gdark
Subject(s): Poland; Summer


SUMMER IN THE CITY, by BRUCE FELD    Poem Source            
First Line: Coarse he was %coarse as spit on the wall
Last Line: And, of course, she said
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER IN WALES, by JOYCE GRENFELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lean on the lichen-dappled stone-made wall
Last Line: For the shepherd speaks with the voice of a bird.
Subject(s): Summer; Wales; Welshmen; Welshwomen


SUMMER IS BACK, by KOSTES PALAMAS    Poem Source            
First Line: Summer is back; and yet my lot is that
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER IS WANING, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Source            
First Line: Summer is waning from the gold and from the copper
Last Line: Go out and prepare the roast potatoes'
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER IS WANING, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer is waning, the roses are dead
Last Line: Sweet memories, never to fail!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Future; Life Change Events; Summer; Time; Youth


SUMMER JOB, by DAVID MASON    Poem Source            
First Line: The day's work started in a dark
Last Line: I watch their banked wings catching fire
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Summer


SUMMER JOYS, by MATTHIAS BARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful streamlet
Subject(s): Summer; Nature


SUMMER KNOWLEDGE, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer knowledge is not the winter's truth, the truth of fall
Subject(s): Knowledge; Summer


SUMMER KNOWLEDGE, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer knowledge is not the winter's truth, the truth of fall
Last Line: In the consummation and the annihilation of the blaze of fall
Subject(s): Knowledge; Summer


SUMMER LANDSCAPE, by JULES LAFORGUE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hot sun at its zenith weeps ingots like the clappers of bells
Last Line: Water runs down leaves and eyes, dissolving the salt of sweat, drowning the eyes
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER LIGHT, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All through the long day the hawk calls shrill
Last Line: Deep in summer light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Summer; Sun


SUMMER LONGINGS, by DENIS FLORENCE MCCARTHY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! My heart is weary waiting
Last Line: Waiting for the may!
Alternate Author Name(s): Maccarthy, Denis Florence
Variant Title(s): Waiting For The May
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


SUMMER LULLABY, by EUDORA S. BUMSTEAD    Poem Source            
First Line: The sun has gone from the shining skies
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


SUMMER MOODS, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love at eventide to walk alone
Last Line: And see the light fade into gloom around.
Subject(s): Evening; Nature; Summer; Sunset; Twilight


SUMMER NIGHT, by KENNETH SLADE ALLING    Poem Text            
First Line: Like a bell note shivered into fragments of fine sound
Last Line: Insistently, a futile blow.
Subject(s): Night; Summer; Bedtime


SUMMER NIGHT, by CLARA CATHERINE PRINCE    Poem Text            
First Line: Here where the green has surrounded the lapping waters
Last Line: Spirit, direct me!
Subject(s): Night; Summer; Bedtime


SUMMER NIGHT, by DOROTHY E. STROH    Poem Text            
First Line: Cricket, cricket / what can you know of
Last Line: That burns and grieves?
Subject(s): Crickets; Summer


SUMMER NIGHT, by TS'AN LIAO TZU    Poem Source            
First Line: A pine fragrance
Last Line: Wordless %crossing the eastern wall
Subject(s): Summer; Zen Buddhism


SUMMER NIGHT, RIVERSIDE, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the wild soft summer darkness
Last Line: This year's blossoms, clinging in its coils?
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Love; Riverside Drive, New York City; Summer


SUMMER NIGHT; VARIATIONS OF CERTAIN MELODIES: 1. ANDANTE, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the full-blown linden and the plane
Last Line: But nothing sleeps, though rest seems everywhere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Kisses; Love; Night; Summer; Bedtime


SUMMER NIGHTS AND DAYS, by RACHEL HADAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So far the nights feel lonelier than the days.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER OF '94, by ROBERT VANDERMOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: My legs were sore from swimming
Last Line: A couple of times a week
Subject(s): Boats; Fishing And Fishermen; Summer; Sun; Swimming


SUMMER OF ANNA KARENINA, by DANIEL WOLFF    Poem Source            
First Line: Now that the summer is almost over
Last Line: And whether - and why - the summer is over
Subject(s): Relationships; Summer


SUMMER OF THE COMET, by PAUL ZIMMER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring 1997, and the tallest elm at
Last Line: The sky seems imperfect and empty
Subject(s): Comets; Summer


SUMMER PLACE: CAMBRIA, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm out front, first light spotted
Last Line: In the water, turning it silver like a boiling chandelier
Subject(s): Cambria, Wales; Paintings And Painters; Summer; Sun


SUMMER SAPPHICS, by MARILYN TAYLOR    Poem Source            
First Line: Maybe things are better than we imagine
Last Line: We, the aggregation, have just begun to %fathom the gestures
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER SCHOOL, by DANIEL RAY CAMPION    Poem Source            
First Line: To whom should summer go to school?
Last Line: Guess summer just stays dumb again
Subject(s): Schools; Seasons; Summer


SUMMER SCHOOL, by FLORENCE WEINBERGER    Poem Source            
First Line: I play on a stoop
Last Line: Them - I'm a good girl
Subject(s): Schools; Summer


SUMMER SERENADE, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the thunder stalks the sky
Last Line: If we must melt, let's melt together!
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER SHOWER, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A drop fell on the apple tree / another on the roof
Last Line: And signed the fete away.
Subject(s): Rain; Summer


SUMMER SKY, by DAVID MORTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God, that a sky should be as blue as this
Last Line: To see the stars look out among these lines.
Subject(s): Sky; Summer


SUMMER SMALL TALK, by LORNA CROZIER    Poem Source            
First Line: Spiders
Last Line: Shafts, their miners' %faces dusted gold
Subject(s): Summer; Talk


SUMMER SOLSTICE CHANT, by ANNIE FINCH    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun, rich and open,
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER SOLSTICE, NEW YORK CITY, by SHARON OLDS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the end of the longest day of the year he could not stand it
Subject(s): Summer Solstice; Crime & Criminals


SUMMER SONATA, by RIVERS LODGE    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, could we walk again, I wonder
Last Line: When we came limping in at dawn?
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER SONG, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are white moon daisies in the midst of the meadow
Last Line: To be young before the heart grows old!
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER SONG: 1, by GEORGE BARKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I looked into my heart to write
Last Line: True love goes on for ever.
Subject(s): Love; Summer


SUMMER STARS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bend low again, night of summer stars
Subject(s): Stars; Summer


SUMMER STORM, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Untremulous in the river clear
Last Line: Silent and few, are drifting over me.
Subject(s): Nature; Storms; Summer


SUMMER STORM, by JANE RICHTER    Poem Text            
First Line: Swiftly rush the storm clouds
Last Line: Silence, sunlight glinting on wet roof-tops.
Subject(s): Clouds; Rain; Storms; Summer


SUMMER STORM IN LOS ANGELES, by ETHELEAN TYSON GAW    Poem Text            
First Line: When a july storm sweeps down the blue black
Last Line: "diverting."
Subject(s): Los Angeles; Storms; Summer


SUMMER SYMPHONY, by LAUREL JANE SPITLER    Poem Text            
First Line: Clouds gather, lightning flashes
Last Line: Creating summer symphonies.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER TIME, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I love the cheerful summer time
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


SUMMER TRANSPARENCES, by DUANE NIATUM    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Although her touch held the fragments
Last Line: He stops for fallen cones: %the hard edges of summer
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER VOICES, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the shining trembling leaves that drape the bowers of june
Last Line: This mounts the wings of summer morn, and singing, flies to heaven!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Nature; Sound; Summer


SUMMER WE HAVE ALL SEEN, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: The embryo endowed
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1386; Poem: 141
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER WIND, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
Last Line: Into small waves and sparkle as he comes.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER WIND, by WILLIAM ROEHRICK    Poem Source            
First Line: All the sunlit fields are gay
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER WINDS, by GEORGE DARLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up the dale and down the bourne
Last Line: Till we're at our play again.
Variant Title(s): Song Of The Summer Winds
Subject(s): Summer; Wind


SUMMER WOODS, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O I am tired of painted roofs and soft and silken floors
Last Line: Like krishna and like radhika, encompassed with delight.
Subject(s): Happiness; Love; Seasons; Summer; Joy; Delight


SUMMER WORK ON THE SOUTHERN PIPELINE, by ROBERT A. FINK    Poem Source            
First Line: What called them to brookhaven, mississippi, 1966
Last Line: Unable to look away from the slit of sky
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Mississippi; Summer


SUMMER'S ADIEU, by JOHN JAY CHAPMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: The lanes are green; the skies, bedight
Last Line: Bend and nod and bid farewell.
Subject(s): Farewell; Summer; Parting


SUMMER'S DAY, by JOANNA BAILLIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dark-blue clouds of night, in dusky lines
Last Line: And silence dwells within
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER'S DAY, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well, love, so be it as you say
Last Line: If it be tears, we've had our laughter
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER'S FAREWELL, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What sound is that? 'tis the summer's farewell
Last Line: May there be ere the summer sun next shall beam.
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER'S OVERTHROW, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer is fallen, is conquered, her greatness
Last Line: Then, sinking, shook on the world her golden ruins, and died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMER'S PASSING, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A single branch of flaming red
Last Line: The singing and the sighing!
Subject(s): Happiness; Music & Musicians; Singing & Singers; Summer; Joy; Delight


SUMMER'S REVEL, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! But my mind is weary!
Last Line: "come, friend -- you've drunk your last now.'"
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Flowers; Life; Summer; Youth; Wine


SUMMER-TIME AND WINTER-TIME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the golden noon-shine
Last Line: "cheep! Cheep! Cheep!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Katydids; Moon; Summer; Winter


SUMMER. THE SECOND PASTORAL, OR ALEXIS, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A shepherd's boy (he seeks no better name)
Last Line: By night he scorches, as he burns by day.
Subject(s): Garth, Sir Samuel (1661-1719); Summer


SUMMERING, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would arise and in a dream go on
Last Line: I could not slumber if the wains were out!
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMERLESS, by LAURIE KUTCHINS    Poem Source            
First Line: The lake is so cold the man from bavaria
Last Line: As the summer passes
Subject(s): Love; Summer


SUMMERTIME, by RUTH DURHAM CUNNINGHAM    Poem Text            
First Line: Here on the mountain top
Last Line: On you and time.
Subject(s): Love; Summer


SUMMERTIME, by CHARLIE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the u-bet bucko john reading a travel brochure
Last Line: "verything is holy
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVING', by ROBERT EARL HAYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nobody planted roses, he recalls
Subject(s): Summer


SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVING', by ROBERT EARL HAYDEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nobody planted roses, he recalls
Last Line: Set the ghetto burgeoning %with fantasies %of ethiopia spreading her gorgeous wings
Subject(s): Summer


SUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAY, by PAUL BLACKBURN            Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sabbath; Summer; Sunday


SUNNY DAYS, by WILLIAM JACOB SANDS    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun of summer brings his comfort rare
Last Line: Betty and ecstasy without alloy.
Subject(s): Summer


SUSAN SIMPSON, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Sudden swallows swiftly skimming
Subject(s): Alliterative Verse;singing & Singers;summer


TALE OF SUMMER, by JOSE FONTINHAS    Poem Source            
First Line: A bee, one of those said to be italian, came in through the
Last Line: Happiness - with me, how could he make his honey
Subject(s): Summer


TELLING THEM OF TAMPA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "weary months I've spent in tampa, where the luscious hardtack grows"
Last Line: Down at -- o! Confound old tampa. Sister! Won't you pass / the cake!
Subject(s): Camping;war Bonds;weariness; Camps;summer Camps;fatigue


TENNIS WITHOUT A NET, by KEN WALDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Courts finally empty, everyone gone
Last Line: Disappeared in the unlit july night
Subject(s): Play; Summer; Tennis


THE ADVANCE OF SUMMER, by MARY KINZIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The unwelcome and self-conscious sheen of morning
Last Line: That makes us shudder and fall back into the self
Subject(s): Summer; Self


THE BALLADE OF THE SUMMER-BOARDER, by HENRY CUYLER BUNNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let all men living on earth take heed
Last Line: This is the end of our summering.
Subject(s): Summer


THE BEST SHE COULD, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nine leaves a minute
Last Line: "granted her prime."
Subject(s): Summer


THE BLUE GENTIANS, by EDWARD RYAN WOODLE    Poem Text            
First Line: The fairest blossoms ever bloom the last
Last Line: Bend, droop, and wither in the frosty breeze.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gentians; Summer; Fringed Gentians


THE BREEZES OF JUNE, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Sweet and soft
Last Line: Of youthful summer!
Subject(s): Summer


THE CAMPER, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night 'neath the northern skies, lone, black, and grim
Last Line: Watch o'er his hemlock bed—his sinless sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Camping; Nature; Night; Solitude; Camps; Summer Camps; Bedtime; Loneliness


THE CAMPFIRE, by MARGARET ADELAIDE WILSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Until that eve I never knew you
Last Line: Just you and I: outside the night!
Subject(s): Camping; Fire; Camps; Summer Camps


THE CLOSE OF SUMMER, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell ye banks, where late the primrose growing
Last Line: Tho' stript of loveliness, is rich in use.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Summer


THE CLOTE (WATER-LILY), by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O zummer clote! When the brook's a-gliden
Last Line: Thy flow'r afloat, goolden zummer clote!
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilies; Summer


THE COCK, by HERMAN FETZER    Poem Text            
First Line: Give me a hot summer
Last Line: Says the cock.
Alternate Author Name(s): Falstaff, Jake
Subject(s): Chickens; Cock-fighting; Spring; Summer


THE CYCLONE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So lone I stood, the very trees
Last Line: The birds sang in the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Birds; Cyclones; Nature; Summer; Trees


THE DAMSEL OF MOBILE, by JAMES RYDER RANDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I met thee in the summer time
Last Line: Darling damsel of mobile!
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Summer


THE DARK AND FALLING SUMMER, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rain was full of the freshness
Subject(s): Rain; Summer


THE DEPARTURE OF SUMMER (1), by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer is gone on swallow's wings
Last Line: And find thy summer vision true!
Subject(s): Summer


THE DEPARTURE OF SUMMER (2), by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And now the slipper strikes the ground
Last Line: A warm, and heartfelt welcome take!
Subject(s): Summer


THE ELFIN VALLEY, by MARY WEBB    Poem Text            
First Line: By this low rock pool, dark and sweet
Last Line: Has laid a spell of gold.
Subject(s): Lakes; Nature; Summer; Pools; Ponds


THE END OF SUMMER, by HENRY MEADE BLAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweep on, o tide, across the yellow sands
Subject(s): Summer


THE END OF SUMMER, by RACHEL HADAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet smell of phlox drifting across the lawn
Subject(s): Summer


THE FAIRY TRAIL, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Over stick, over stone, over fence, over / rail
Last Line: In crookedy turns goes the fairy trail.
Subject(s): Roads; Summer; Paths; Trails


THE FARMER'S BOY: SUMMER, by ROBERT BLOOMFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The farmer's life displays in every part
Subject(s): Farm Life; Summer; Agriculture; Farmers


THE FIRST ROSE OF SUMMER, by OLIVER BROOK HERFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh dear! Is summer over?
Last Line: "why, it's just begun!"
Subject(s): Children; Flowers; Roses; Summer; Childhood


THE FIRST SURVEYOR, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The opening of the railway line! - the governor and all!
Last Line: I'm sorry, but I can't come down -- I'm dining out tonight!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Animals; Camping; Cattle; Horses; Hunting; Camps; Summer Camps; Hunters


THE FRESHET, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A stir is on the worc'ter hills
Last Line: Her young disciples leaves behind.
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


THE GOSSIPS, by THEODORE ROETHKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The vulturine necks stretch out; the mean eyes bunch
Subject(s): Schools; Summer; Students


THE GRAVE OF A SUICIDE, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! How the gale, in mournful notes and stern
Last Line: The quivering lip, proclaim the rest too well!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Summer


THE GREAT CALAMITY, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Macfierce 'un came to whiskeyhurst
Last Line: To see two strong men weep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Faith; Life; Summer; Belief; Creed


THE GROUND-ROBIN, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From a low birch-tree just outside my window
Last Line: Sing on, ground-robin, sing!
Subject(s): Faith; Grief; June; Love; New Hampshire; Robins; Summer; Belief; Creed; Sorrow; Sadness


THE HABITANT'S SUMMER, by WILLIAM HENRY DRUMMOND    Poem Text            
First Line: O who can blame de winter
Last Line: An' le bon dieu sen' de sunshine nearly twelve mont' ev'ry year.
Subject(s): Summer


THE HAPPY BIRDS, by CELIA LEIGHTON THAXTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All about the gable tall, swift the swallows flit,
Last Line: Leave to winter's bitterness our glad and gay good-bye.
Subject(s): Summer; Swallows


THE HUMMING BIRDS, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green wing and ruby throat
Last Line: Sleeps in this bloom; and, when it falls, they go.
Subject(s): Bees; Heaven; Hummingbirds; Insects; Sleep; Summer; Trees; Beekeeping; Paradise; Bugs


THE HUMMING-BIRD, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it a monster bee
Last Line: Into a murmurous sound of wings too swift for sight!
Subject(s): Flowers; Hummingbirds; Marigolds; Summer; Wings


THE IMPROVISATORE: ALBERT AND EMILY, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on the evening of a summer day
Last Line: A downy perfume whispers in the air.
Subject(s): Death; Despair; Insanity; Lightning; Love; Nature; Rain; Sleep; Storms; Summer; Dead, The; Madness; Mental Illness; Lightning Rods


THE INDIAN SUMMER, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is there sadd'ning in the autumn leaves
Last Line: "what is there sadd'ning in the autumn leaves?"
Subject(s): Indian Summer


THE LAST CRICKET, by LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hey, piper, in the lean gray grass
Last Line: The year without a rose!
Subject(s): Pipers; Summer


THE LAST DAY OF AUGUST, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A man in a lawn chair
Last Line: Growing on the counter next to the knife.
Subject(s): August; Fruit; Grass; Pear Trees; Summer; Trees; Pears


THE LAST EVE OF SUMMER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer's last sun nigh unto setting shines
Last Line: And the eternal years!
Subject(s): Summer


THE LEADER, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Down the hollow, up the hill
Last Line: Where the flag goes—there go I!
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Freedom; Patriotism; Summer; American Flag; Liberty


THE LEAVES, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The first dead leaves of the year are down!
Last Line: Can the world end in a night?
Subject(s): Autumn; Fields; Leaves; Life; Seasons; Summer; Sun; Fall; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


THE LEGEND OF THE BRONX, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With sword and bible, brood and dame
Last Line: "come to our valley of homes!"
Subject(s): Bronx, New York City; Legends; New York City - Dutch Period; Peace; Summer


THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY ARE STARS: THE GREAT NEBULA OF ANDROMEDA, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We get into camp after
Last Line: To murder you while you sleep
Subject(s): Andromeda (constellation); Camping; Love; Camps; Summer Camps


THE LILY OF THE VALLEY, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had found out a sweet green spot
Last Line: Who will soon as dimly die.
Subject(s): Lilies Of The Valley; Nature; Summer


THE LINNET, by JAMES HEDDERWICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tuck, tuck, feer - from the green and growing leaves
Last Line: With her little household nestled 'mong the boughs!
Subject(s): Linnets; Summer


THE LONG TRAIL: THE SUMMER SEA, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: And the long trail sleeps by the summer sea
Last Line: Calls to new harbors world-argosies.
Subject(s): Summer


THE LONGEST DAY, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On yonder hills soft twilight dwells
Last Line: Ye summer souls, rejoice!
Subject(s): Nature; Seasons; Summer


THE LOON ON FORRESTER'S POND, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer wilderness, a blue light
Last Line: The real and only sanity to me
Subject(s): Birds; Loons; Mountain Life - Vermont; Summer


THE LOST SUMMER; SONG, by FENTON JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where is summer, now the rose is dead?
Last Line: Dear, lost summertime, return to me!
Subject(s): Summer


THE MAY PARTY, by JAMES OPPENHEIM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O million-singing comes the may
Last Line: Had given birth to man!
Subject(s): Central Park, New York City; Music & Musicians; Parks; Parties; Summer


THE MERRY SUMMER MONTHS, by WILLIAM MOTHERWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They come! The merry summer months
Last Line: I'll bear indeed life's heaviest curse,--a heart that hath waxed old!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, Isaac
Subject(s): Summer


THE MIMOSA, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Days and nights the dull metallic / hammer of welders' work
Last Line: The night is starting to burn and to bloom
Variant Title(s): The Mimosa:
Subject(s): Summer; Trees; Water


THE MINISTRY OF NATURE; OR, THE TEMPLE SERVICE OF THE SEASONS, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text            
First Line: Ordained of god to preach the truth to men
Last Line: Thus nature worships god the whole year through.
Subject(s): Indian Summer; Native Americans - History; Nature; Preaching & Preachers; Seasons


THE MOUNTING SUMMER, BRILLIANT AND OMINOUS, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A yellow-headed, golden-hammered; sunflower-lanterned
Subject(s): Summer


THE MOWING, by CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the voice of high midsummer's heat
Last Line: May cheer the herds with pasture memories.
Subject(s): Grass; Mowing And Mowers; Nature; Summer


THE NESTING SWALLOWS, by CELIA LEIGHTON THAXTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer day was spoiled with fitful storm.
Last Line: To make me glad and grateful. That is all.
Subject(s): Nature; Summer; Swallows


THE OLD CAMP COFFEE-POT (WRITTEN FOR EBEN W. MARTIN), by CHARLES BADGER CLARK JR.    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old camp-mate, black and rough to see
Last Line: From your black throat, old coffee-pot.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark, Badger
Subject(s): Camping; Cowboys; Camps; Summer Camps


THE OLD CAMP; WRITTEN IN A ROMAN FORTIFICATION IN BAVARIA, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a cloud before the sun
Last Line: If sadness fits the past.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): Bavaria; Camping; Life; Roman Empire; Camps; Summer Camps


THE ORANGE BOUGH, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Bring me one sweet orange bough
Last Line: When I am laid in lonely rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Summer


THE ORDINARY WEATHER OF SUMMER, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the ordinary weather of summer
Subject(s): Summer


THE PAINTED TURTLE, by HELEN FIELD WATSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I lie here idle on a log
Last Line: Forgets to envy anyone.
Subject(s): Summer


THE PARTING OF SUMMER, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou'rt bearing hence thy roses
Last Line: May that next meeting be!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Summer


THE PASSING OF SUMMER (AN ODE), by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now, like a pageant of the golden year
Last Line: How earth's great golden dreams go past into the dark!
Subject(s): Summer


THE PLAYGROUND AT PAOWNYC, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: There's a playground hid in the forest's depths
Last Line: With tender care and love.
Subject(s): Camping; Children; Games; Leisure; Parks; Camps; Summer Camps; Childhood; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


THE POET'S JOURNAL: THE MYSTIC SUMMER, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis not the dropping of the flower
Last Line: The mystic summer wanes away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Life; Summer


THE POOR LITTLE RICH FLOWER, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: It's better to be a buttercup out in the / grass
Last Line: Flower, in a lady's bower.
Subject(s): Children; Courts & Courtiers; Flowers; Summer; Wealth; Childhood; Riches; Fortunes


THE PRAIRIE ON FIRE, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The long grass burned brown
Last Line: Are weeping for joy.
Subject(s): Fire; Summer


THE PRELUDE: BOOK 4. SUMMER VACATION, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright was the summer's noon when quickening steps
Last Line: Then sought with quiet heart my distant home.
Subject(s): Summer; Vacation


THE QUEST OF SUMMER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had been waiting long
Last Line: Is the summer here again.
Subject(s): Birds; Life; May (month); Nature; Spring; Summer


THE RAINY SUMMER, by ALICE MEYNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's much afoot in heaven and earth this year
Last Line: Wild honey to cold cells.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meynell, Wilfrid, Mrs.; Thompson, Alice Christina
Subject(s): Rain; Summer


THE REAPER, by WILLIAM ARTHUR DUNKERLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: All through the blood-red autumn
Last Line: That the gleaner be glad in his gleaning.
Alternate Author Name(s): Oxenham, John
Subject(s): Autumn; Farm Life; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter; Fall; Agriculture; Farmers


THE ROSE, by OLIVER GOLDSMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Child of summer, lovely rose
Last Line: Tis lasting beauty to be wise!
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Roses; Summer; Youth


THE SEASON, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer's gone and over!
Last Line: Sure will pinch us worse!
Subject(s): Summer


THE SEASONS: SUMMER, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From brightening fields of ether fair
Last Line: And ever rising with the rising mind.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Summer; Agriculture; Farmers


THE SERENADE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The midnight is not more bewildering
Last Line: Like some vast bubble blown of summer noon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Flowers; Roses; Singing & Singers; Summer; Nightmares


THE SIMPLE LIFE - IN TENTS, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Ten thousand khaki tents or more
Last Line: For living proves a coarse burlesque.
Subject(s): Camping; San Francisco Earthquake And Fire (1906); Smoke; Tents; Camps; Summer Camps


THE SONG OF A SUMMER STREAM, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A few months ago
Last Line: When the lonely songs are gathered in the mighty choir of praise.
Subject(s): Summer


THE SONG OF SUMMER, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I plucked an apple from off a tree
Last Line: On a lower branch is the fruit for me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Apples; Fruit; Summer


THE SONGS OF SUMMER, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The songs of summer are over and past
Last Line: Knocks and knocks at the window-pane.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Summer


THE STORY, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They met each other in the glade
Last Line: Alas! Alas! For breaking hearts when lovers rove away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Absence; Hearts; Kisses; Love; Summer; Separation; Isolation


THE STREAM SET FREE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Flow on, rejoice, make music
Last Line: Be set in thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Summer


THE SUCCESSION OF THE FOUR SWEET MONTHS, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First, april, she with mellow showers
Last Line: More wealth brings in, then all those three.
Variant Title(s): The Four Sweet Months
Subject(s): April; July; June; Spring; Summer


THE SUMMER CAMP, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here slacken rein; here let the dusty mules
Last Line: And gird our loins for action. Let us go!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Camping; Forests; Life; Past; Travel; Camps; Summer Camps; Woods; Journeys; Trips


THE SUMMER CHILDREN, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I like 'em in the winter when their cheeks are
Last Line: Of healthy, lusty youngsters that the summer sun has tanned.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Children; Summer; Childhood


THE SUMMER GIRL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I wooed her in the summer months
Last Line: And left me to my fate
Subject(s): Summer


THE SUMMER GIRL, by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer girl doth now unfurl
Last Line: "the cow with the crumpled horn"
Subject(s): Beauty; Girls; Labor & Laborers; Seduction; Summer; Work; Workers


THE SUMMER GIRL, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She's the jauntiest of creatures, she's the daintiest of misses
Last Line: For an angel masquerading oft is she, the summer girl.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Summer; Women


THE SUMMER I WAS SIXTEEN, by GERALDINE CONNOLLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The turquoise pool rose up to meet us,
Subject(s): Teenagers; Children; Growth; Summer; Swimming & Swimmers; Childhood; Swimmers


THE SUMMER IMAGE, by LEONIE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ash and strewments, the first moth-wings, pale
Alternate Author Name(s): Troy, William, Mrs.
Subject(s): Summer


THE SUMMER IS DYING, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer is dying, is dying
Last Line: To see the summer depart.
Subject(s): Summer


THE SUMMER IS ENDED (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wreathe no more lilies in my hair
Last Line: Only a little while.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Lilies; Summer; Dead, The


THE SUMMER IS ENDED (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To think that this meaningless thing was ever a rose
Last Line: Bent we cannot re-bend.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Summer


THE SUMMER WIND, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bugling of the summer wind
Last Line: And rideth on a cloud!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Summer; Wind


THE SUMMER WOMAN, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O wild bee humming in the gorse
Last Line: Wild bees, wild bees, come back again!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Eyes; Summer; Tears; Voices; Women


THE SUMMER'S CALL, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come away! The sunny hours
Last Line: Come away -- away!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Summer


THE SUMMER'S QUEEN, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I chant the praises of the regal june
Last Line: And after them the autumn and the rain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Summer


THE SUMMER-CANP BUS PULLS AWAY FROM THE CURB, by SHARON OLDS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whatever he needs, he has or doesn't
Subject(s): Camping; Summer; Farewell; Camps; Summer Camps; Parting


THE SUMMER-TIME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the summer-time to-day
Last Line: That they never heerd sich singin' anywhere!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Birds; Singing & Singers; Summer


THE SUMMER-TIME THAT WAS, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The swallow is not come yet
Last Line: And the summer-time that was.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Summer; Transience; Grief; Impermanence; Sorrow; Sadness


THE SUMMERTIME OF LOVE, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text            
First Line: Sweep gently o'er the chords dear
Last Line: In the summertime of love.
Subject(s): Love; Summer


THE SUMMONS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My ear is full of summer sounds
Last Line: And has no answer but god-speed!
Subject(s): Freedom; Summer; Liberty


THE SUN, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Long before the postman comes
Last Line: We thank thee for the sun's good light.
Subject(s): Children; God; Gratitude; Prayer; Religion; Summer; Childhood; Theology


THE SUNBOWS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spray of song that springs in april, light of
Last Line: Light that leaps and runs and revels through the springing flames of spray.
Subject(s): Dawn; Spring; Summer; Sunrise


THE SWAGMAN'S REST, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We buried old bob where the bloodwoods wave
Last Line: Is known as 'the swagman's rest'.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Crosses; Death; Graves; Summer; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE TENT ASTRONOMER, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a barrier against mosquitoes
Last Line: Let lens and mirror lift me up toward light.
Subject(s): Astronomy & Astronomers; Camping; Solitude; Tents; Camps; Summer Camps; Loneliness


THE THROSTLE, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer is coming, summer is coming
Last Line: And all the winters are hidden.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Summer


THE TIME, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer is the time to write. I tell myself this
Last Line: Maybe it is a title and this life is the poem.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Summer; Time; Writing & Writers


THE TOUCH OF LOVING HANDS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light falls the rain-drop on the
Last Line: Far lightlier falls the touch of loving hands.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Hands; Light; Love; Summer


THE TWO SUMMERS, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a golden season in our year
Last Line: The elect of god, whom life and death have blessed!
Subject(s): Summer


THE UNCONSUMING FIRE, by BETTY PAGE DABNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: The young leaves spring
Last Line: Incorporeal light.
Subject(s): Leaves; Spring; Summer


THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, by GERTRUDE HAHN    Poem Text            
First Line: How many men of state and high degree
Last Line: And moonlight, and a pretty girl to kiss.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Soldiers; Summer; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE USED-TO-BE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond the purple, hazy trees
Last Line: The lips of used-to-be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Fantasy; Loss; Summer; Trees; Nightmares


THE VEILS OF SILENCE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three veils of silence, summer draws apace
Last Line: And ache of inarticulate desire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Desire; Sea; Silence; Summer; Ocean


THE WHITE ROOM, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The obvious is difficult
Subject(s): Summer; Trees; Mind, The


THE WONDER-MAKER, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Come, if thou'rt cold to summer's charms
Last Line: With all that's rich and beautiful.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Summer


THE WORD OF SUMMER, by ELSA BARKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dropping roses from her hand
Last Line: "then begin again."
Subject(s): Summer


THE YEAR OUTGROWS THE SPRING, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Who lends new zest, and interest to my days.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Grief; Life; Passion; Soul; Summer; Sorrow; Sadness


THERE CAME A DAY AT SUMMER'S FULL, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Justified through calvaries of love
Subject(s): Summer; Time; Heaven


THERE IS A ZONE WHOSE EVEN YEARS, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And consciousness - is noon
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1056; Poem: 102
Subject(s): Summer


THESE SANDS, by JOSE FONTINHAS    Poem Source            
First Line: To summer days squandered in the dunes
Last Line: These sands; these last sands; their cold splendor
Subject(s): Love; Seashore; Summer


THIRTEENTH SUMMER, by BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is twelve? Not you, in absolute skirt
Subject(s): Aging; Children; Summer; Childhood


THIRTEENTH SUMMER, by BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is twelve? Not you, in absolute skirt
Last Line: Heat, from your round body as you cross into sleep
Subject(s): Aging; Children; Summer


THIS GOLDEN SUMMER, by ROBERT LOWELL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Could cut bare feet
Subject(s): Summer


THIS SUMMER AND LAST, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unhappy summer you / who do not see
Last Line: Know what it knew!
Subject(s): Summer


THISTLEDOWN: 10. SUMMER, by CORA RANDALL FABBRI    Poem Text            
First Line: The low, large moon lies in the liquid sky
Last Line: Summer is dead ... The moon dropped from the west.
Subject(s): Summer


THOREAU WADING IN A RIVER, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On summer days at the swampy edge of the river
Last Line: Going zap1 and zap! Zap! Zap! All the way home
Subject(s): Rivers; Summer; Swimming & Swimmers; Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862)


THOREAU WADING IN A RIVER, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: On summer days at the swampy edge of the river
Last Line: The bundle of dry clothes there on the shore
Subject(s): Rivers; Summer; Swimming; Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862)


THOSE FINAL CREATURES, - WHO THEY ARE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: But just the summer knows
Subject(s): Summer


THOUGHTS FER THE DISCURAGED FARMER, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer winds is sniffin' round
Last Line: And the dew is full of heavenly love that drips fer me and you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Flowers; Rain; Roses; Summer; Agriculture; Farmers


THREE BABY VERSES: 1, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far away, far away
Last Line: And the ripples circle and cease.
Subject(s): Summer


THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING, by REBECCA S. PALFREY    Poem Text            
First Line: What do the robins whisper about
Last Line: At three o'clock in the morning.
Subject(s): Nature; Robins; Summer


THREE SONGS AT THE END OF SUMMER, by JANE KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A second crop of hay lies cut
Last Line: It was the only life I had
Subject(s): Summer


THREE SONGS AT THE END OF SUMMER, by JANE KENYON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A second crop of hay lies cut
Last Line: It was the only life I had
Subject(s): Summer


THREE WOOD SONGS: 1. TO A DOGWOOD IN SUMMER, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They tell me that essential you
Last Line: Your moonlight and your snow.
Subject(s): Dogwood; Snow; Summer; Trees


THROUGH DIM EYES, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it the world, or my eyes, that are sadder?
Last Line: Like a grand amen to a minor song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Eyes; Stars; Summer; Sun; Dead, The


TIDAL MARSHES, AUGUST, by JAMES WILLIAMS    Poem Source            
First Line: Gray rain. Old gravity
Last Line: What a family does not speak of
Subject(s): Family Life; Secrets; Summer


TIR NA N-OG, by ROBIN ERNEST WILLIAM FLOWER    Poem Text            
First Line: I heard the summer calling across great breadths of sea
Last Line: And the landwind mocks my longing and the sea-wind saddens all.
Subject(s): Fairies; Summer; Youth; Elves


TO A WOMAN GLANCING UP FROM THE RIVER, by LARRY LEVIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On either bank
Subject(s): Camping; Rivers; Camps; Summer Camps


TO FRIENDS OF OTHER SUMMERS, by JOHN FREDERICK NIMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We heeded the blood's warm nudge, the arterial music
Subject(s): Memory; Summer; Friendship


TO MIDSUMMER DAY, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crown of the year, how bright thou shinest!
Last Line: Crown of the year! When thou art gone.
Subject(s): Summer


TO MY CHILDREN: 10. IN SUMMER DAYS, by DOLLIE CAROLINE MAITLAND RADFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it the sunshine on my eyes
Last Line: And you look away!
Alternate Author Name(s): Radford, Ernest, Mrs.
Subject(s): Summer


TO PAM AND A MARSHMALLOW, by IRENE M. MORSE    Poem Text            
First Line: This, my own, is the season for growing
Last Line: You cannot afford to miss even one.
Subject(s): Growth; Summer; Sun


TO SUMMER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou who passest through our valleys in
Last Line: Nor laurel wreaths against the sultry heat.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Summer


TO THE CORNFLOWER, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: How smiling, how wondering, the cornflower's eyes
Last Line: For you live right down here with me, and not so high and far.
Subject(s): Happiness; Love; Sisters; Summer; Joy; Delight


TO THE SUMMER SUN (CORONADO), by MARGUERITE WILKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great sun, why are you pitiless?
Last Line: That I may miss you for a day!
Subject(s): Heat; Summer; Sun


TOKENS, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green mwold on zummer bars do show
Last Line: To eyezight's woone, but two to thought.
Subject(s): Grass; Seasons; Storms; Summer; Winter


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. SUMMER HEAT, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sun burning down on back and loins, penetrating the skin
Last Line: In savage play and amorous despite.
Subject(s): Love; Passion; Summer


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 4. A SUMMER DAY, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seeing once again the ethereal blue of the sky
Last Line: Dream-walking, till at length the real day may dawn.
Subject(s): Beauty; Summer


TRACE, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My friendships with one or two, yes, three
Last Line: Long since consumed
Subject(s): Absence; Friendship; Summer


TRANSFORMATION, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The butterflies are buttercups, wind-blown
Last Line: Are butterflies flight-weary, seeking rest.
Subject(s): Butterflies; Fields; Insects; Summer; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Bugs


TRANSITION, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis said, in death, upon the face
Last Line: With dreams of may.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Variant Title(s): Indian Summer (1)
Subject(s): Hope; Indian Summer; Seasons; Optimism


TREES LIKE TASSELS -- HIT -- AND SWUNG, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of nature's - summer day
Variant Title(s): Poem: 606; Poem: 52
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


TRUANT, by S. A. HUDSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Tommy thought there was nobody looking
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


TWO HEARTS IN A FOREST: LOST ROADS, by CAROLYN D. WRIGHT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: As though following a series of clues, we drove
Last Line: Already the sad rapture entering
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, C. D.
Subject(s): Driving And Drivers; Roads; Summer


TWO OF A TRADE, by SAMUEL WILLOUGHBY DUFFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dragon-fly and I together
Last Line: And I at the oars, our course to hold.
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


TWO RONDEAUX TO NEW YORK: 2. SUMMER, by MAY FOLWELL HOISINGTON    Poem Text            
First Line: New york, I love you - dog-days, too
Last Line: New york, I love you!
Subject(s): New York City; Summer; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


TWO SKIES, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: A sky above, a sky below
Last Line: Than ever can be the high proud star.
Subject(s): Sky; Stars; Summer


UNCLE AN' AUNT, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How happy uncle us'd to be
Last Line: In leafy boughs a-swaÿèn.
Subject(s): Aunts; Farm Life; Gardens & Gardening; Happiness; Summer; Uncles; Agriculture; Farmers; Joy; Delight


UNDER THE STARS, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The breath of summer stirs the trees
Last Line: Grow lovely in life's afterglow.
Subject(s): Grief; Life; Stars; Summer; Upper Classes; Sorrow; Sadness


UNDERCURRENTS, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Mrs. Hawkins! What a perfect rose!
Last Line: (green waters—and blue sky and golden light!)
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Summer


UNREST, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the youth of the year, when the birds were building
Last Line: O where is the treasure which men call rest?
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Birds; Grief; Soul; Summer; Youth; Sorrow; Sadness


VACATION HINTS FOR YOUNG VERMONTERS, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho! All you young vermonters
Last Line: The state you're living in.
Subject(s): Animals; Camping; Country Life; Deer; Hunting; Mountain Life - Vermont; Vacation; Camps; Summer Camps; Hunters


VACATION'S END, by WENDY BREUER    Poem Source            
First Line: Already the shasta daisies look
Last Line: And your children %who've scattered
Subject(s): Old Age; Summer; Vacation


VARIATIONS ON A SUMMER DAY, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say of the gulls that they are flying
Subject(s): Summer


VARIATIONS ON A SUMMER DAY, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say of the gulls that they are flying
Last Line: The beads on her rails seemed to grasp at transparence %it was not yet the hour to be dauntlessly le
Subject(s): Summer


VERMONT MEMORY TRACKS - SUMMER, by LEONARD TWYNHAM    Poem Text            
First Line: I pause and ponder as I pass the fields
Last Line: Will soon be veiled beneath the weeping grass.
Alternate Author Name(s): Twinem, Leo Leonard
Subject(s): Summer; Vermont


VERSES FOR PICTURES: SUMMER, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer looked for long am I
Last Line: Though I weary thee with bliss.
Variant Title(s): The Seasons: Summer
Subject(s): Summer


VIOLIN SONGS: HOPE DEFERRED, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer is come again. The sun is bright
Last Line: And summer winds were out!
Subject(s): Death; Despair; Future Life; God; Hope; Seasons; Summer; Winter; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Optimism


VIOLIN SONGS: SUMMER SONG, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Murmuring, 'twixt a murmur and moan
Last Line: "but it tells me I love you eternally."
Subject(s): Love; Sea; Secrets; Summer; Ocean


VOGUE, by CORA FREAR HAWKINS    Poem Text            
First Line: Summer dons a flowered hat, with dress in rosy tints
Last Line: While spring, hair blowing in the wind, wears flower- sprigged chintz.
Subject(s): Autumn; Clothing & Dress; Seasons; Summer; Fall


WALKING THROUGH THE HORIZON, by MARGARET HOLLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: It became my definition of summer, that july
Last Line: Birdsong, thunder, green, cicadas, and heat
Subject(s): Rebirth; Summer


WANDERERS, by JAMES HEBBLETHWAITE    Poem Text            
First Line: As I rose in the early dawn
Last Line: Pull up the stakes and go!
Subject(s): Camping; Wandering & Wanderers; Camps; Summer Camps; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


WE THANK THEE (1), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: For flowers that bloom about our feet
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


WE WEAR OUR SOBER DRESSES WHEN WE DIE, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Adjourns her sigh
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1572; Poem: 161
Subject(s): Summer


WHAT CHRI'MAS FETCHED THE WIGGINSES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter-time, er summertime
Last Line: "n' take the town o' chinkypin!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Christmas; Churches; Summer; Winter; Nativity, The; Cathedrals


WHAT COULD BE LOVELIER THAN TO HEAR, by ELIZABETH JANE COATSWORTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And hear the thunder cross the sky %with elephant tread
Alternate Author Name(s): Beston, Henry, Mrs.
Subject(s): Rain; Summer


WHEN ON A SUMMER'S MORN, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: When on a summer's morn I wake
Last Line: And one that's all my own.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Summer


WHEN ROSELEAVES FALL, by ARTHUR W. UPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When roseleaves fall in evenings cold
Last Line: When roseleaves fall.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Roses; Stoicism; Summer


WHEN SUMMER COMES, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When summer comes, then you are near to me
Last Line: Or, finding you but shadow, let me die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Summer


WILD-ROSES, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Against the dim hot summer blue
Last Line: And brown bees drone their honey-call.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Bees; Flowers; Insects; Roses; Summer; Beekeeping; Bugs


WIND OF SUMMER, by KATHERINE HARRIS BRADLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O wind, thou hast thy kingdom in the trees
Last Line: Lavish, large, soothing, refluent summerwind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Michael (with Edith Emma Cooper)
Subject(s): Summer; Wind


WINDS WERE WHISPERING, THE WATERS GLISTENING, by SARA COLERIDGE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Leafless in summer-time
Subject(s): Summer


WINTER AND SUMMER, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winter goes and the summer comes
Last Line: And the snow drifts over our sightless eyes.
Subject(s): Summer; Winter


WINTER AND SUMMER, by STEPHEN SPENDER                Poet's Biography
First Line: Within my head, aches the perpetual winter
Alternate Author Name(s): Spender, Stephen (harold), Sir
Subject(s): Despair; Summer; Winter


WINTER AND SUMMER, by STEPHEN SPENDER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within my head, aches the perpetual winter
Last Line: The garden, falsified by snow, %waiting to melt, and become real again
Alternate Author Name(s): Spender, Stephen (harold), Sir
Subject(s): Despair; Summer; Winter


WINTER IN SUMMER, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All in a bleak december
Last Line: I wot 'twas summer-time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Summer; Winter


WISHES, by CARLOS PELLICER    Poem Source            
First Line: Tropics, why did you give me
Last Line: Tropics, why did you give me %these hands brimming with color!
Subject(s): Summer; Sun; Wishes


WITHOUT AVAIL, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Without a veil I saw her stand
Last Line: Without avail.
Subject(s): Courtship; Flirtation; Summer


WOHELO, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Down in maine at camp wohelo
Last Line: In our hearts their fame will live.
Subject(s): Camping; Children; Games; Girls; Maine (state); Sports; Camps; Summer Camps; Childhood; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


WORD FOR SUMMER, by GEORGE SEFERIS    Poem Source            
First Line: We've returned to autumn again; summer
Last Line: Your hands touching the free wave
Subject(s): Summer


WORKS OF GOD, by JANE TAYLOR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: God made the sky that looks so blue
Subject(s): Nature; Summer


WOULD YOU LIKE SUMMER? TASTE OF OURS, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: But, which is it, sir?
Variant Title(s): Poem: 272; Poem: 69
Subject(s): Summer


WRITING THE EVENTS OF A SUMMER DAY, by WEI YE    Poem Source            
First Line: Normally %I hate going out
Last Line: Not easy to better
Subject(s): Summer; Zen Buddhism


YANKEE DOODLE UP TO DATE, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Old spain took cuba by the hair
Last Line: "those islands will come handy."
Subject(s): Boys; Camping; Children; Camps; Summer Camps; Childhood


[LITTLE] SUNBEAM, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: A little sunbeam in the sky
Subject(s): Nature; Summer