Summertime doesn't normally bring to mind periods of depression and anxiety, so when you get the blues during the hottest time of the year, it can throw you for a loop. Not to worry, though. I've picked out 15 poems you can read during your summer blues, and they're all on the list below.
I hate the summer, probably because I live in the South. It's hot and muggy, the beach and the mountains are hours away, and you're lucky if your home's air conditioning can compete with the sweltering heat outside. I stay miserable in the summer, and being too hot and sick to be productive really does a number on my mental health. I know I'm not alone: Seasonal Affective Disorder affects people in the summer, too.
You can catch the summer blues for a variety of reasons, and the poems I've picked out below tackle everything from generalized grief and woe to specific losses of power. Some use humor, and some are feel-good party anthems that will get you pumped up and ready to tackle whatever the back half of this year has to throw at you.
Read the 15 poems that I think will help your summer blues below: