It's like living in a light bulb, with the leaves
Like filaments and the sky a shell of thin, transparent glass
Enclosing the late heaven of a summer day, a canopy
Of incandescent blue above the dappled sunlight golden
on the grass...
From Sally's Hair by John Koethe
|A Boy and His Dad by Edgar Guest|
A boy and his dad on a fishing-trip...
|A Green Crab's Shell by Mark Doty|
Not, exactly, green:...
|A Lesson for This Sunday by Derek Walcott|
The growing idleness of summer grass...
|A Path Between Houses by Greg Rappleye|
The enigma of August....
|After Reading Tu Fu, I Go Outside to the Dwarf Orchard by Charles Wright|
East of me, west of me, full summer....
|Aftermath by Tony Connor|
Slumped in a prickly armchair...
|Alice at Seventeen: Like a Blind Child by Darcy Cummings|
One summer afternoon, I learned by body...
|Anastasia & Sandman by Larry Levis|
The brow of a horse in that moment when...
|And You Thought You Were the Only One by Mark Bibbins|
Someone waits at my door. Because he is...
|Arms by Richard Tayson|
I'm late for the birth-...
|Back Yard by Carl Sandburg|
Shine on, O moon of summer...
|Bath by Amy Lowell|
The day is fresh-washed and fair...
|Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson|
In winter I get up at night...
|Daffy Duck In Hollywood by John Ashbery|
Something strange is creeping across me....
|Fat Southern Men in Summer Suits by Liam Rector|
Fat Southern men in their summer suits...
|Fishing on the Susquehanna in July by Billy Collins|
I have never been fishing on the Susquehanna...
|For Once, Then, Something by Robert Frost|
Others taught me with having knelt at well-curbs...
|Ground Swell by Mark Jarman|
Is nothing real but when I was fifteen,...
|I, Up they soar by Inger Christensen|
I / Up they soar, the planet's butterflies,...
|Idyll by Siegfried Sassoon|
In the grey summer garden I shall find you...
|If You Get There Before I Do by Dick Allen|
Air out the linens, unlatch the shutters on the eastern side,...
|In Summer by Paul Laurence Dunbar|
Oh, summer has clothed the earth...
|Insect Life of Florida by Lynda Hull|
In those days I thought their endless thrum...
|Jack by Maxine Kumin|
How pleasant the yellow butter...
|Jet by Tony Hoagland|
Sometimes I wish I were still out...
|June Light by Richard Wilbur|
Your voice, with clear location of June days...
|Let Birds by Linda Gregg|
Eight deer on the slope...
|Long Island Sound by Emma Lazarus|
I see it as it looked one afternoon...
|Making the Bed by Burt Kimmelman|
Summer country. In the morning the leaves...
|Miracles by Walt Whitman|
Why, who makes much of a miracle...
|My Mother on an Evening in Late Summer by Mark Strand|
When the moon appears...
|On 52nd Street by Philip Levine|
Down sat Bud, raised his hands,...
|On the Grasshopper and the Cricket by John Keats|
The poetry of earth is never dead:...
|Poem at Thirty by Michael Ryan|
The rich little kids across the street...
|Poem for Adlai Stevenson and Yellow Jackets by David Young|
It's summer, 1956, in Maine, a camp resort...
|Psychoanalysis: An Elegy by Jack Spicer|
What are you thinking about?...
|Rhode Island by William Meredith|
Here at the seashore they use the clouds over & over...
|Sally's Hair by John Koethe|
It's like living in a light bulb, with the leaves...
|Shaking the Grass by Janice N. Harrington|
Evening, and all my ghosts come back to me...
|Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (Sonnet 18) by William Shakespeare|
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?...
|Summer at Blue Creek, North Carolina by Jack Gilbert|
There was no water at my grandfather's...
|Summer Holiday by Robinson Jeffers|
When the sun shouts and people abound...
|Summer Night, Riverside by Sara Teasdale|
In the wild soft summer darkness...
|Summer Past by John Gray|
There was the summer. There...
|Summer Song by William Carlos Williams|
|Summer X-Rays by Nina Cassian|
|The Abduction by Stanley Kunitz|
Some things I do not profess...
|The Bargain by Cyrus Cassells|
In the transatlantic fury...
|The Family Photograph by Vona Groarke|
In the window of the drawing-room...
|The Fishermen at Guasti Park by Maurya Simon|
In the first days of summer...
|The Fly by William Blake|
|The Idea of Order at Key West by Wallace Stevens|
She sang beyond the genius of the sea....
|The Last Slow Days of Summer by Phillip Lopate|
"BE YOUR OWN MASTER!" says the Vedanta Society sign...
|The Philosopher in Florida by C. Dale Young|
Midsummer lies on this town...
|The Summer House by Tony Connor|
The Danube glitters and toils...
|The White Room by Charles Simic|
The obvious is difficult...
|They'll spend the summer by Joshua Beckman|
They'll spend the summer...
|Vacation by Rita Dove|
I love the hour before takeoff...
|Vertumnal [excerpt] by Stephen Yenser|
Close call, close call, close...
|Vespers by Louise Glück|
In your extended absence, you permit me...
|Warm Summer Sun by Mark Twain|
Warm summer sun...
|Wildflower by Stanley Plumly|
Some—the ones with fish names—grow so north...
read more summer poems
"Lovin' The View!"
2006 European trip
A fairy enchanting time!
A Journey of (#) miles...begins and ends in the same place!
A night in paradise
A Room With a View
A Seat with a View
A Sizzlin' Summer
Accustomed to Miami
All The People are Beautiful in Florida
An Aerial Adventure
Another Lazy Day
Aventures Of New Zealend
Avoid sunburn Try some Hawaiian moonlight
Be our guest, be our guest
Beach House Memories
Best Day of My Life
Better than the rest
Beverly Hills- that's where I want to be!
Big Belly Flop
By The Sea
California Here We Come!
Cool in the pool
Cool like a Fool in a Swimming Pool
Departures - Arrivals
Dimensions of Duluth
Discover Arizona (or California, etc.)
Does It Get Any Better Than This?
Down by the Sea
Eat, drink and be merry
Fun In the Sun!
Getting There is Half the FUN!
Good Morning, Sunshine!
Guess who's coming to dinner?
Head For The Border
Here today Gone to Maui
Here we go again, we're on the road again. we're on the road again, on our way to paradise...
Hit the Road
How I spent my summer vacation
I know it hurts to say goodbye, but it's time for me to fly.
I Love New York
I need to escape the stress of Kindergarten! (great for a vacation [beach] or pool photo.)
Imagination Sets Sail
It's a jungle out there
It's A Jungle Out There
It's A Shore Thing!
It's All About the Memories
It's Splash Time!
Just Another Day in Paradise
Kaytee & Grandpa Meet the Mouse
Laughter Is An Instant Vacation
Let the adventure begin...
Livin' It Up
Looks like we've made it!
Love this View!
Meet the men who treated us like royalty
Miles from our home
Moon over Miami
Moose on the Loose
My other car is a monorail
Never a Dull Moment
On The Road Again
On the road again
On The Road Again
One Horn Butt Fish (It's a snorkeler)
Our bags are packed, we're ready to go!
Passing Gas to (name of where ever you are going)
Paying a Toll to the Troll
Playing hooky in (name of place)
Princess at Sea
R We There Yet?
Riding the Waves
Room with a View
RV there yet?
Smokey Mountain High
Spending time with family
Sun, Sea, & Sand
The Breakfast of Champions
The Great Escape
The invasion of towel animals!
The rest is up to you
The Signs Of Disney Are Everywhere
The states we've traveled
There is no place like Rome
There is no place like Rome
There's a place for us
This "SHORE" is fun !
This side of Paradise
Vacation! All I Ever Wanted
Watch out for Falling Cocunuts
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas
When in Rome...
When in Rome...
Where's my real bed?
Wish You Were Here
You Better Belize it!
You got to Belize it!