These 21 traditional rhyming poems by award-winning poet, John Howard Reid, include some that actively celebrate summer, ranging from “Summer Snare” and “Summer Sun” to “A Summer Plea” and “Summer Skies in Paradise”. Many of the poems, such as “The Lawn Is Growing Wild” and “I’ll Do Anything But Housework” are humorous in intent. A few, “Spanish Mission” and “The House Across the Street” are more serious. All are rhyming poems. Every line – all 831 of them – rhymes. Some of the metrical and rhyming schemes are original, some are conventional or traditional. (4,112 words).