Summertime, summertime – poems for sunny days

Summertime, summertime – poems for sunny days

Published on Monday 1 June 2020

Many of us are looking to summer and hoping it might herald a return to happier, more carefree days. Whatever the new season brings, we know we can count on the natural world to offer beauty and consolation. This latest anthology in our seasonal series features poems that will soothe the mind and gladden the heart.

There seem to be fewer poems about summer than about other seasons. Perhaps the impulse to be outdoors when the weather is at its best goes against the inward mood that writing poems requires. This makes poetry about summer all the more glorious – each poem in this mini-anthology is like a rare, bright jewel that shines with the season’s own brief intensity.

The selection takes us into gardens, fields, forests and up onto city rooftops – sharing an exuberant delight in those precious few months when the natural world seems to wear its heart on its sleeve.

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  • Summertime, summertime – poems for sunny days

    Summertime, summertime – poems for sunny days

    Published on Monday 1 June 2020

    Many of us are looking to summer and hoping it might herald a return to happier, more carefree days. Whatever the new season brings, we know we can count on the natural world to offer beauty and consolation. This latest anthology in our seasonal series features poems that will soothe the mind and gladden the […]

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    Published on Wednesday 11 March 2020

    This Mother’s Day Candlestick has something for every imaginable kind of mother – from the gardening mother and the knitting mother to the football fan mother, the cycling mother, the walking mother and the baking mother.  Each of our gorgeous pamphlets contains poems to lift the spirits and boasts a beautiful cover to rival any […]

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  • Spring is in the air

    Spring is in the air

    Published on Monday 2 March 2020

    Sunshine and showers, cuckoos, frogs, daffodils and cherry blossom…. Poets writing about spring certainly have no shortage of material. Our selection of poems takes in many of these yearly delights. There are contemporary voices – a poem in which a dog sniffs around a city park and enjoys the new smells, and another where an […]

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"By the way I have become almost Evangelical about the pamphlets! Everyone I know has got one. I’m just stopping short of thrusting them on people I don’t know but who look as if they need a poetry break."Liz O’Sullivan, Dovegreyreader Chapter, Candlestick Collective

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