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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