Summer can be amazing or it can fiercely hot and harsh. Both aspects of the season have inspired poets over the centuries. Here is a collection of great summer poems from renowned poets.
- "Warm Summer Sun" by Mark Twain
Mark Twain's short summer poem contains the lines: "Warm summer sun,Shine kindly here, Warm southern wind, Blow softly here."
- "Midsummer" by William Cullen Bryant
This poem of a hot summer contains the lines: "The bird hath sought his tree, the snake his den, The trout floats dead in the hot stream, and men."
- "Fireflies in the Garden" by Robert Frost
Frost's poems about summer fireflies includes the lines: "And here on earth come emulating flies, That though they never equal stars in size,"
- "Summer in the South" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Dunbar's summer poem contains the lines: "The garden thrives, but the tender shoots Are yellow-green and tiny."
- "Summer Sun" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson's poem about the summer sunshine includes the lines: "Great is the sun, and wide he goes Through empty heaven without repose; "
- "Rain in Summer" by Henry Wadsworth Longfello
This Longfellow rain poem contains the lines:
"How beautiful is the rain!
How it clatters along the roofs,
Like the tramp of hoofs
How it gushes and struggles out."
- "Song for a Summer’s Day" by Sylvia Plath
This Plath poem contains the lines: "Sheen of the noonsun striking Took my heart as if It were a green-tipped leaf."