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August - the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and the full palette of nature is on glorious display. Our poets, Wordsworth, Swinburne, Alford, Riley, and Hardy, describe and reveal their thoughts on the month and notable dates within it.

  • August - An Introduction
  • Hymn for the First of August, by John Pierpoint
  • Stanzas for the First of August, by James Monroe Whitfield
  • Sonnet XLII to GWC, August 1st 1846, by Christopher Pearse Cranch
  • To Ms Jane forster, On Her Birthday, August 4th 1724, by Henry Baker
  • August 1865, by Carolyn Clive
  • August 1914, by Isaac Rosenberg
  • Composed Near Calais, August 7th 1802, by William Wordsworth
  • Grant at Rest, August 8th 1885, by James Whitcomb Riley
  • August Moonrise, by Sara Teasdale
  • Calais, August 1802, by William Wordsworth
  • I H B Died, August 11th 1898, by William Winter
  • Summer Is Ended, by Christina Rossetti
  • Tis the last Rose of Summer, by Thomas Moore
  • At Sundown, by Daniel Sheehan
  • The Summer Rain, by Henry David Thoreau
  • From Piccadilly in August by John Freeman
  • A Summer Evening Churchyard, by Percy Bsysshe Shelley
  • Memorials of a Tour in Scotland, August 1803, by William Wordsworth
  • August 19th 1830, by Henry Alford
  • August, by James Whitcomb Riley
  • An August Evening, 1865, by Carolyn Clive
  • August the 22nd 1830, by Henry Alford
  • The Winds Tidings in August 1870, by Augusta Davies Webster
  • Sonnet LIII, August, by Christopher Pearse Cranch
  • Moonlight, Summer Moonlight, by Emily Jane Bronte
  • Lines Written in August, by Thomas Babbington Macaulay
  • August, by Algernon Charles Swinburne

©2011 Portable Poetry (P)2011 Copyright Group

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