Tag Archives: summer

A Dreamy Day and Tranquilly I Lie

Here’s a relaxing poem by “hoosier poet” James Whitcomb Riley to welcome in the summer.

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Life Is Delight When June Is Come

Here’s a Robert Bridges poem poem to help you enjoy summer in all of its splendor. And bring along a book of verse while you’re at it.

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The Singing of a Flute Came from the Sea

Summer, with its memories of water and sun, may be ending, but this Frithjof Schuon reminds us that the real summer is within.

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The End of Summer

As we look back at the summer that is coming to an end, did we lose ourselves in a time of innocence or did we worry that time was passing too fast? This Rachel Hadas poem suspects the second.

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Puck’s Summer Magic

“Midsummer Night’s Dream” dips into ancient British legends about the mystical aspects of midsummer.

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The Explosion of Summer

A Paul Laurence Dunbar poem to usher us into the summer. It begins with breathless waiting–and then everything explodes.

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Ah, Those Sensuous Summer Days

Emily Dickinson has written the most passionate summer poem I know.

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Summertime and the Living Is Easy

An afternoon spent in a friend’s boat brought to mind Huck and Jim watching the Mississippi River.

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A Summer Moment of Perfect Being

Li Po’s poem captures the joys of a summer hike in the mountains.

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Moments of Perfection in the Sun

Scott Bates’s “The Perfect Toad” may be a fable about peak experiences.

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