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Summer: Poems for Kids

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May 31, 2017

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The following poems about summer and warm weather are appropriate for young people.

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A Boat, Beneath a Sunny Sky” by Lewis Carroll
A boat, beneath a sunny sky…

Fishing on the Susquehanna in July” by Billy Collins
I have never been fishing on the Susquehanna…

A Green Crab’s Shell” by Mark Doty
Not, exactly, green…

Summer in the South” by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The oriole sings in the greening grove…

For Once, Then, Something” by Robert Frost
Others taunt me with having knelt at well-curbs

Summer at Blue Creek, North Carolina” by Jack Gilbert
There was no water at my grandfather’s…

Knoxville, Tennessee” by Nikki Giovanni
I always like summer…
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Three Songs at the End of Summer” by Jane Kenyon
A second crop of hay lies cut…

Summer Morn in New Hampshire” by Claude McKay
All yesterday it poured, and all night long…

Imagery” by Archibald MacLeish
The tremulously mirrored clouds lie deep…

Still Life with Invisible Canoe” by Idra Novey
Levinas asked if we have the right…

His Speed and Strength” by Alicia Ostriker
His speed and strength, which is the strength of ten…
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In the Mountains on a Summer Day” by Li Po
Gently I stir a white feather fan…

Summer Stars” by Carl Sandburg
Bend low again, night of summer stars…

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18)” by William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?...

Accidental Pastoral” by Maggie Smith
I must have just missed a parade—

Bed in Summer” by Robert Louis Stevenson
In winter I get up at night…

Warm Summer Sun” by Mark Twain
Warm summer sun…

Summer Song” by William Carlos Williams
Wanderer moon…


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