Summer Kickoff! A Couple of Hooray for Summer Poems.

School is out! Time for picnics, diving off docks, beaches, bike rides, mosquito bites, campfires, marshmallow roasts, shooting stars, holidays, outdoor concerts, baseball games, cut off shorts, running in the rain with your face turned towards the heavens, road trips and SPF 60. Summer conjures some of our favourite childhood memories and gives us the opportunity to create new ones. Summer is full of dog days…

dog at beach

Did you know that the expression dog days originated in ancient Rome?  They called the hottest, most humid days of summer “diēs caniculārēs” or “dog days.” The ancient Romans associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius, also known as the “Dog Star” because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog).


So for all of you lovers of dog days and marshmallow roasts, here are a couple of summer poems composed by heading into grade 7 students Ivan and Andrew. Enjoy and don’t forget to try writing your own and leave it in the comment section!

Happy summer everyone!


Summ’r,Thy Attributes Ye Shareth

By: Ivan Sun

Summ’r o summ’r,

thy bright blue sky,

thy shining stars,

glistening right by.


I adore thy warmth,

and plaited rays.

I visited the beach,

ye madeth so valorous,

I wast out of speech,

It wast marvelous.


The sunset ye provideth,

the beaming of lighteth,

on the tide,

the quite quaint sunset,

blasts of colour and lighteth,


On the beach,

the smooth, satisfying sand,

eating a peach,

listening to a night band with mine own cater-cousins,

staring at stars.

The days art longeth now.

Plenty of timeth to playeth,


The wind doth blow,

the summ’r day goeth.

I am nev’r blue,

lots on mine own mind,

I maketh the most out of the most wondrous summ’r!

Enjoying the attributes thee shareth with cater-cousins, and family!


Ode to Summer

By: Andrew Li


Oh summer oh summer
how lovely you are,
I’ve been waiting for you eagerly,

like a shooting star!

Chilling with best friends
No more work in mind
closing all my textbooks
what a wonderful time!

The grill slowly heats up,
cold drinks are handed out.
The aroma of steak rising,
a backyard party breaks out!

Oh summer oh summer
I wish your cousins were confined
My love is always with you
Your days dance in my mind



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