Green little vaulter in the sunny grass,
Catching your heart up at the feel of June,
Sole voice that’s heard amidst the lazy noon,
When even the bees lag at the summoning brass;
And you, warm little housekeeper, who class
With those who think the candles come too soon,
Loving the fire, and with your tricksome tune
Nick the glad silent moments as they pass;
Oh sweet and tiny cousins, that belong
One to the fields, the other to the hearth,
Both have your sunshine; both, though small, are strong
At your clear hearts; and both were sent on earth
To sing in thoughtful ears this natural song:
Indoors and out, summer and winter,–Mirth.

Other poems about summer from Moss Kingdom:

A Closer Kind of Warm: a break-up-with-summer songThe Leaves RememberAugust’s EndAll This Juice and All This JoyTo the Grasshopper and the Cricket by Leigh HuntA Seduction: in Four Seasons