This month’s poem is by Walter De La Mare and is called, appropriately, “Summer Evening”
The sandy cat by the Farmer’s chair
Mews at his knee for dainty fare;
Old Rover in his moss-greened house
Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse.
In the dewy fields the cattle lie
Chewing the cud ‘neath a fading sky;
Dobbin at manger pulls his hay:
Gone is another summer’s day.
Walter De La Mere wrote many lovely poems and reading his works is a great way to introduce children to poetry.
“A Sunlit River Landscape With Peasants Conversing By A Barn” by Pieter Gerardus Van Os (early 19th Century)