Summer – A Poem by Christina Rossetti (with mp3 Recording)

illus044"Summer" is a lovely poem written by English poet, Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894).

It reminds me of those endless summer days of childhood, when you take the time to observe every little flower, bird and spider.

Below you can listen to a recording of Summer while reading along with the text…

MP3 Recording of Summer


Winter is cold-hearted,
  Spring is yea and nay,
Autumn is a weathercock
  Blown every way:
Summer days for me
  When every leaf is on its tree;

When Robin’s not a beggar,
  And Jenny Wren’s a bride,
And larks hang singing, singing, singing,
  Over the wheat-fields wide,
  And anchored lilies ride,
And the pendulum spider
  Swings from side to side,

And blue-black beetles transact business,
  And gnats fly in a host,
And furry caterpillars hasten
  That no time be lost,
And moths grow fat and thrive,
And ladybirds arrive.

Before green apples blush,
  Before green nuts embrown,
Why, one day in the country
  Is worth a month in town;
  Is worth a day and a year
Of the dusty, musty, lag-last fashion
  That days drone elsewhere.

Recited by Maria Kasper.


Mama Lisa

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