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Printable Summer poems for kids - children's printable poetry for Summer


Summer Poetry


At the Sea-Side Summer PoemAt the Sea-Side
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Bed in Summer PoemBed in Summer
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Birds in Summer PoemBirds in Summer
by Mary Howitt

Summer Poetry - DaisiesDaisies
by Evaleen Stein

Daybreak - Summer RhymesDaybreak
by Henry W. Longfellow

Printable Summer poems - FirefliesFireflies
by Evaleen Stein

Four Leaf Clovers - a summer poemFour Leaf Clovers
by Ella Higginson

Printable Summer poem - In JulyIn July
by Evaleen Stein

Printable Summer poem - JuneJune
by Elaine Goodale

Printable Summer poems - My KingdomMy Kingdom
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Printable Summer poems for kids - Midsummer JoysMidsummer Joys
by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.

Printable Summer poems for kids - On Midsummer NightOn Midsummer Night
by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.

Printable Summer poems for children - Rain in SummerRain in Summer
by Henry W. Longfellow

Printable Summer poems for children - Summer is ComingSummer is Coming
by Dora Goodale

Summer Sun - Poetry and RhymesSummer Sun
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Printable Summer poems for kids - The Brook SongThe Brook Song
by James Whitcomb Riley

Printable Summer poetry for kids - The Fairies of Caldon LowThe Fairies of Caldon Low
by Mary Howitt

The Flowers - Printable Summer poetry for childrenThe Flowers
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Printable Summer poems for kids - The GardenerThe Gardener
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Printable Summer poems for kids - The Unseen PlaymateThe Unseen Playmate
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Children's printable poetry for Summer - The Violet and the BeeThe Violet and the Bee
by John Banniser Tabb

Where go the Boats? - Summer PoetryWhere go the Boats?
by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Birds in Summer
by Mary Howitt

How pleasant the life of a bird must be,
Flitting about in each leafy tree;
In the leafy trees so broad and tall,
Like a green and beautiful palace hall,
With its airy chambers light and boon,
That open to sun and stars and moon;
That open to the bright blue sky,
And the frolicsome winds as they wander by.

They have left their nests on the forest bough;
Those homes of delight they need not now;
And the young and the old they wander out,
And traverse their green world round about;
And hark! at the top of this leafy hall,
How one to the other in love they call!
"Come up! Come up!" they seem to say,
"Where the topmost twigs in the breezes sway."

"Come up! come up! for the world is fair
Where the merry leaves dance in the summer air."
And the birds below give back the cry,
"We come, we come to the branches high."
How pleasant the lives of the birds must be,
Living in love in a leafy tree!
And away through the air what joy to go,
And to look on the green, bright earth below!

How pleasant the life of a bird must be,
Skimming about on the breezy sea,
Cresting the billows like silvery foam,
Then wheeling away to its cliff-built home!
What joy it must be to sail, upborne,
By a strong free wing, through the rosy morn,
To meet the young sun, face to face,
And pierce, like a shaft, the boundless space!

To pass through the bowers of the silver cloud;
To sing in the thunder hall aloud;
To spread out the wings for a wild, free flight
With the upper cloud-wings, oh, what delight!
Oh, what would I give, like a bird, to go,
Right on through the arch of the sun lit bow,
And see how the waterdrops are kissed
Into green and yellow and amethyst.

How pleasant the life of a bird must be,
Wherever it listeth, there to flee;
To go, when a joyful fancy calls,
Dashing down 'mong the waterfalls;
Then wheeling about, with its mate at play,
Above and below, and among the spray,
Hither and thither, with screams as wild
As the laughing mirth of a rosy child.

What joy it must be, like a living breeze,
To flutter about 'mid the flowering trees;

Lightly to soar, and to see beneath,
The wastes of the blossoming purple heath,
And the yellow furze, like fields of gold,
That gladdened some fairy region old!
On the mountain tops, on the billowy sea,
On the leafy stems of a forest tree,
How pleasant the life of a bird must be!

 

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