Summer Poetry


Olivia Huffmire, Writer

Hey Bobcats! Summer is here so here is some fantastic poetry. Enjoy!

When we got to the beach

By Hollie McNish

i screamed
sprinted to the sea
flung off shoes and socks
ran towards imagined heaving waves
and jumped each tiny trickle that I found there
with just the same excitement

you stayed back
took your socks off more timidly
giggled at your stupid mother
eventually took my hand

we jumped together
and we jumped together
and we jumped together

three hours later

collapsing on our backs

we made angels in the sand

the seaside always made me
want to scream

with you
i can

On the Shore: a haiku

By Olivia Huffmire

Seagulls in the sky

Crashing waves, tidepools with crabs

Sunshine, salty air

Warm Summer Sun

 by Mark Twain

Warm summer sun,

    Shine kindly here,

Warm southern wind,

    Blow softly here.

Green sod above,

    Lie light, lie light.

Good night, dear heart,

    Good night, good night.


By John Updike

The sun is rich
And gladly pays
In golden hours,
Silver days,

And long green weeks
That never end.
School’s out.
The time Is ours to spend.

There’s Little League,
Hopscotch, the creek,
And, after supper,

The live-long light
Is like a dream,
and freckles come
Like flies to cream.


By Olivia Huffmire

Golden petals, black-seed face

Turned to the sun, a growing race.

Big bright flowers on stalks so green,

Drops of sunlight, trying to be seen.

When I look out the window at the flowers, tall and thin

Shining bright and bold, I must admit they make me grin.

Tulips, orchids, daisies, 

daffodils, lavender, lilies.

Flowers of most kinds are spring.

But sunflowers are another thing.

They are bright and sing of long warm hours.

They are indeed summer flowers.

Fly Away, Fly Away Over the Sea

By Christina Rossetti

Fly away, fly away over the sea,

     Sun-loving swallow, for summer is done;

Come again, come again, come back to me,

     Bringing the summer and bringing the sun.



I hope you found inspiration in these poems. Summer is almost here- just a few more days! Which poem is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!