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Summer - Poem by Amy Lowell

Some men there are who find in nature all
Their inspiration, hers the sympathy
Which spurs them on to any great endeavor,
To them the fields and woods are closest friends,
And they hold dear communion with the hills;
The voice of waters soothes them with its fall,
And the great winds bring healing in their sound.
To them a city is a prison house
Where pent up human forces labour and strive,
Where beauty dwells not, driven forth by man;
But where in winter they must live until
Summer gives back the spaces of the hills.
To me it is not so. I love the earth
And all the gifts of her so lavish hand:
Sunshine and flowers, rivers and rushing winds,
Thick branches swaying in a winter storm,
And moonlight playing in a boat's wide wake;
But more than these, and much, ah, how much more,
I love the very human heart of man.
Above me spreads the hot, blue mid-day sky,
Far down the hillside lies the sleeping lake
Lazily reflecting back the sun,
And scarcely ruffled by the little breeze
Which wanders idly through the nodding ferns.
The blue crest of the distant mountain, tops
The green crest of the hill on which I sit;
And it is summer, glorious, deep-toned summer,
The very crown of nature's changing year
When all her surging life is at its full.
To me alone it is a time of pause,
A void and silent space between two worlds,
When inspiration lags, and feeling sleeps,
Gathering strength for efforts yet to come.
For life alone is creator of life,
And closest contact with the human world
Is like a lantern shining in the night
To light me to a knowledge of myself.
I love the vivid life of winter months
In constant intercourse with human minds,
When every new experience is gain
And on all sides we feel the great world's heart;
The pulse and throb of life which makes us men!

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Summer Poems
  1. 51. Summer
    Amy Lowell
  2. 52. St. Martin's Summer
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. 53. Summer Night
    Kobayashi Issa
  4. 54. 'Tis Moonlight, Summer Moonlight
    Emily Jane Brontë
  5. 55. The Summer Sun Shone Round Me
    Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. 56. Moonlight, Summer Moonlight
    Emily Jane Brontë
  7. 57. Summer
    Louise Gluck
  8. 58. In That Summer Of Loving You
    Debra A.G. Hawley
  9. 59. (end) Of Summer (1966)
    Bill Knott
  10. 60. Summer Has Come Without The Rose
    Arthur William Edgar O'Shaug ..
  11. 61. Summer Dawn
    William Morris
  12. 62. In Spring And Summer Winds May Blow
    Walter Savage Landor
  13. 63. Summer With No Words
    Sandra Fowler
  14. 64. Summer
    William Morris
  15. 65. A Summer Morning
    Robert Fuller Murray
  16. 66. Late Summer
    Edwin Arlington Robinson
  17. 67. Winter's Summer
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  18. 68. Summer In England, 1914
    Alice Meynell
  19. 69. A Summer Morn
    David Harris
  20. 70. Summer Midnight
    Harry 'Breaker' Harbord Morant
  21. 71. Twice Had Summer Her Fair Verdure
    Emily Dickinson
  22. 72. Fair Summer Droops
    Thomas Nashe
  23. 73. It Will Be Summer—eventually
    Emily Dickinson
  24. 74. Summer Rainbows
    Saundra Diamante
  25. 75. In Summer
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  26. 76. A Summer Shower
    Henry Timrod
  27. 77. Summer Song
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  28. 78. Summer Of The Grandmothers
    Susan Kelly-DeWitt
  29. 79. For Zbigniew Herbert, Summer, 1971, Los ..
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  30. 80. ** ** **** Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel ..
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  31. 81. The Last Rose Of Summer
    Charles Wolfe
  32. 82. The Summer Bower
    Henry Timrod
  33. 83. Summer Is Dying
    Hayyim Nahman Bialik
  34. 84. (083) Summer
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  35. 85. Winter In Summer
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  36. 86. Fickle Summer
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  37. 87. Her Final Summer Was It,
    Emily Dickinson
  38. 88. Ode On A Nearer Prospect Of Summer Hill
    Richard Harris Barham
  39. 89. Would You Like Summer? Taste Of Ours
    Emily Dickinson
  40. 90. Waiting For The Summer
    Dina Satika
  41. 91. Early Summer
    Charles Harpur
  42. 92. The Naturalist's Summer-Evening Walk
    Gilbert White
  43. 93. Heat Of Summer, Heated Love.
    Michael Gale
  44. 94. The Songs Of Summer
    Mathilde Blind
  45. 95. The Last Rose Of Summer
    Elaine E. Brebner
  46. 96. The One Who Could Repeat The Summer Day
    Emily Dickinson
  47. 97. I Remember Well That Summer Place.
    archie langford
  48. 98. Summer Vacation
    Christine L.Brown
  49. 99. (summer Poems) Summer Rain
    Janice Windle
  50. 100. What I Didn'T Do This Summer!
    Ruth Craig

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Summer Poems

  1. St. Martin's Summer

    AS swallows turning backward When half-way o'er the sea, At one word's trumpet summons They came again to me - The hopes I had forgotten Came back again to me. I know not which to credit, O lady of my heart! Your eyes that bade me linger, Your words that bade us part - I know not which to credit, My reason or my heart. But be my hopes rewarded, Or be they but in vain, I have dreamed a golden vision, I have gathered in the grain - I have dreamed a golden vision, I have not lived in vain.

  2. The Summer Sun Shone Round Me

    THE summer sun shone round me, The folded valley lay In a stream of sun and odour, That sultry summer day. The tall trees stood in the sunlight As still as still could be, But the deep grass sighed and rustled And bowed and beckoned me. The deep grass moved and whispered And bowed and brushed my face. It whispered in the sunshine: "The winter comes apace."

  3. 'Tis Moonlight, Summer Moonlight

    'Tis moonlight, summer moonlight, All soft and still and fair; The solemn hour of midnight Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere, But most where trees are sending Their breezy boughs on high, Or stooping low are lending A shelter from the sky. And there in those wild bowers A lovely form is laid; Green grass and dew-steeped flowers Wave gently round her head.

  4. Summer Night

    Summer night-- even the stars are whispering to each other. Translated by Robert Hass