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To Summer - Poem by William Blake

O thou who passest thro' our valleys in
Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat
That flames from their large nostrils! thou, O Summer,
Oft pitched'st here thy goldent tent, and oft
Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld
With joy thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair.

Beneath our thickest shades we oft have heard
Thy voice, when noon upon his fervid car
Rode o'er the deep of heaven; beside our springs
Sit down, and in our mossy valleys, on
Some bank beside a river clear, throw thy
Silk draperies off, and rush into the stream:
Our valleys love the Summer in his pride.

Our bards are fam'd who strike the silver wire:
Our youth are bolder than the southern swains:
Our maidens fairer in the sprightly dance:
We lack not songs, nor instruments of joy,
Nor echoes sweet, nor waters clear as heaven,
Nor laurel wreaths against the sultry heat.


Comments about To Summer by William Blake

  • Gold Star - 104,163 Points Susan Williams (2/8/2016 4:04:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this poem far more than many of the poems I have read recently. I wish I could believe it is as straight-forward as it seems but I bet he's having a bit of fun with fauns and leprechauns and nymphs in the background somewhere. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,125 Points Ravi A (6/14/2015 10:41:00 AM)

    What shall I say of this poem? A very good poem giving encomiums to those who work in the fields in the tolling summer. What more can we expect from a poet like Blake? (Report) Reply

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Poems About Summer

  1. 1. Summer Sun , Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. 2. Before Summer Rain , Rainer Maria Rilke
  3. 3. Written On A Summer Evening , John Keats
  4. 4. Summer , Alexander Pope
  5. 5. Summer In The South , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  6. 6. Summer , John Clare
  7. 7. The Summer Rain , Henry David Thoreau
  8. 8. In The Summer , Nizar Qabbani
  9. 9. A Summer Afternoon , James Whitcomb Riley
  10. 10. Indian Summer , Dorothy Parker
  11. 11. A Summer Day , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. 12. To Summer , William Blake
  13. 13. Summer Stars , Carl Sandburg
  14. 14. Exhortation: Summer 1919 , Claude McKay
  15. 15. Bed In Summer , Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. 16. I Know I Am But Summer To Your Heart , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  17. 17. Summer Shower , Emily Dickinson
  18. 18. Seasonal Cycle - Chapter 01 - Summer , Kalidasa
  19. 19. Between The Dusk Of A Summer Night , William Ernest Henley
  20. 20. A Summer Evening Churchyard, Lechlade, G.. , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  21. 21. I See The Boys Of Summer , Dylan Thomas
  22. 22. Skeletons Of Summer , Ernestine Northover
  23. 23. Summer Dawn , Spike Milligan
  24. 24. Rain In Summer , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  25. 25. Summer Wind , William Cullen Bryant
  26. 26. Portrait Number Five: Against A New York.. , Jack Gilbert
  27. 27. Indian Summer , Henry Van Dyke
  28. 28. An Indian Summer Day On The Prairie , Vachel Lindsay
  29. 29. Farm Boy After Summer , Robert Francis
  30. 30. A Night-Rain In Summer , James Henry Leigh Hunt
  31. 31. Summer Morn In New Hampshire , Claude McKay
  32. 32. Tis The Last Rose Of Summer , Thomas Moore
  33. 33. Summer Holiday , Robinson Jeffers
  34. 34. Summer Evening , John Clare
  35. 35. Summer Night, Riverside , Sara Teasdale
  36. 36. Once Upon A Summer Day , Joseph T. Renaldi
  37. 37. As Sleigh Bells Seem In Summer , Emily Dickinson
  38. 38. Summer Song , George Barker
  39. 39. Moonlight, Summer Moonlight , Emily Jane Brontë
  40. 40. Summer Images , John Clare
  41. 41. On The Idle Hill Of Summer , Alfred Edward Housman
  42. 42. Indian Summer , Sara Teasdale
  43. 43. Summer In The Mountains , Li Po
  44. 44. Summer In The Country , Charles Simic
  45. 45. Further In Summer Than The Birds , Emily Dickinson
  46. 46. It Can'T Be "Summer"! , Emily Dickinson
  47. 47. Visiting A Dead Man On A Summer Day , Marge Piercy
  48. 48. Summer For Thee, Grant I May Be , Emily Dickinson
  49. 49. Early Summer Rain , Yosa Buson
  50. 50. 'Tis Moonlight, Summer Moonlight , Emily Jane Brontë
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