Summertime is here and we all know it’s going to be long and hot (well, at least here in the sultry South it will be). The trees are lush with green leaves, flowers are everywhere — all of creation is showing off! So, why don’t you pour yourself a tall glass of freshly squeezed lemonade, sit on the front porch swing or find a nice shade tree, and read aloud some beautiful summer poetry in honor of this lovely season? (Please click on the title or picture of the poet to read each poem.)
To Summer, by William Blake
Moonlight, Summer Moonlight, by Emily Brontë
Summer, by John Clare
Summer for Thee, Grant I May Be, by Emily Dickinson
Written on a Summer Evening, by John Keats
A Summer Day, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Tis the Last Rose of Summer, by Thomas Moore
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? (Sonnet 18), by William Shakespeare
A Summer Evening Churchyard, Percy Bysshe Shelley
Summer Sun, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Indian Summer, by Henry van Dyke
In Summer, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Don’t forget to sign your kids (your tweens, teens, & yourself) up for my mixed media art workshop, Celebrate Summer. Click on the image for more info.
Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.