Lucy Maud Montgomery

(30 November 1874 – 24 Nisan 1942 / New London)

A Summer Day - Poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery


The dawn laughs out on orient hills
And dances with the diamond rills;
The ambrosial wind but faintly stirs
The silken, beaded gossamers;
In the wide valleys, lone and fair,
Lyrics are piped from limpid air,
And, far above, the pine trees free
Voice ancient lore of sky and sea.
Come, let us fill our hearts straightway
With hope and courage of the day.


Noon, hiving sweets of sun and flower,
Has fallen on dreams in wayside bower,
Where bees hold honeyed fellowship
With the ripe blossom of her lip;
All silent are her poppied vales
And all her long Arcadian dales,
Where idleness is gathered up
A magic draught in summer's cup.
Come, let us give ourselves to dreams
By lisping margins of her streams.


Adown the golden sunset way
The evening comes in wimple gray;
By burnished shore and silver lake
Cool winds of ministration wake;
O'er occidental meadows far
There shines the light of moon and star,
And sweet, low-tinkling music rings
About the lips of haunted springs.
In quietude of earth and air
'Tis meet we yield our souls to prayer.

Comments about A Summer Day by Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • Gold Star - 29,047 Points Kim Barney (7/10/2015 9:45:00 PM)

    Never have cared much for her poetry. She was a great storyteller, however. She wrote 'Anne of Green Gables' and the other books in that series. When I was a kid I loved her book 'The Golden Road'. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,225 Points Kinyua Karanja (7/10/2015 5:55:00 AM)

    Someone to remind me the name of this type of poem, Please... (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 29,047 Points Kim Barney (7/10/2015 9:46:00 PM)

    The name is 'BORING'.

  • Silver Star - 3,087 Points Paul Reed (7/10/2015 2:49:00 AM)

    Come, let us fill our hearts straightway with hope and courage of the day. Inspirational. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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