Summer Poems for Kids

Looking for summer poems for your kids? Check out our list.

Summer’s Splendor By The Sea by Patricia L. Cisco

Missing Summer by Destinee

It’s Hot! by Shel Silverstein

A Bird Song by Christina Rossetti

In the Mountains on a Summer Day by Li Po

Summer at Blue Creek, North Carolina by Jack Gilbert

Summer in the South by Paul Laurence Dunbar

For Once, Then, Something by Robert Frost

A Green Crab’s Shell by Mark Doty

Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ground Swell by Mark Jarman

In Summer by Paul Laurence Dunbar

[The cry of the cicada] by Matsuo Basho

Fishing on the Susquehanna in July by Billy Collins

July by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

This Is Not a Small Voice by Sonia Sanchez

Still Life with Invisible Canoe by Idra Novey

I, Too by Langston Hughes

Summer Magic by Leslie Pinckney Hill“She poured her sunshine on the earth.”

The Seasons Moralized by Philip Freneau

Ode to Kool-Aid by Marcus Jackson

By the Stream by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Summer Haibun by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

A Night in the Field by Jay Parini

Road at Ache by Kazim Ali

Summer Silence by E. E. Cummings

Summer Rain by Amy Lowell

In Summer Time by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Summer in Winter in Summer by Noah Eli Gordon

August by Helen Hunt Jackson

Muffin of Sunsets by Elaine Equi

Mist Valley by James Longenbach

Goodnight, Great Summer Sky by Rose Styron

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