I feel that the poems featured in this selection are less to do with, “Summer,” than many other aspects of life. Not my favourite selection but worth an introduction to you if you haven’t dipped into these verses before. What do you think?
The best poems about summer
‘In a summer season, when soft was the sun’: so begins one of the great long poems of medieval England, William Langland’s Piers Plowman. But many shorter poems have reflected the warm sunshine and sense of happiness that we tend to associate with the summer season. Here are ten of the greatest poems about summer – at least, so we believe. Bask in their warm glow by clicking on the title of each poem below.
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