3 June 2011


Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.  ~Gertrude Jekyll

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.  ~Bern Williams

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee.
~Emily Dickinson

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.  ~Wallace Stevens

In summer, the song sings itself.  ~William Carlos Williams

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.  ~Sam Keen

Summer has set in with its usual severity.  ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.  ~John Lubbock

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.  ~Henry James

Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.  A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.  ~Ada Louise Huxtable

Summer's filled with breaking the rules, standing apart, ignoring your head, and following your heart. ~Anonymous

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass. ~Rupert Brooke

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June? ~L. M. Montgomery

The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me. ~ James Russell Lowell

What is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days. ~James Russell Lowell

Who has not dreamed a world of bliss on a bright, sunny noon like this? ~William Howitt

Summer time an' the livin' is easy, Fish are jumpin' an' the cotton is high. Oh, yo' daddy's rich, and yo' ma' is good-lookin', So hush, little baby, don' yo' cry. ~Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward

The summer dawn's reflected hue
To purple changed Lock Katrine blue,
Mildly and soft the western breeze
Just kiss'd the lake, just stirr'd the trees,
And the pleased lake, like maiden coy,
Trembled but dimpled not for joy.
~Sir Walter Scott

No price is set on the lavish summer;
June may be had by the poorest comer.
~James Russell Lowell

Beauty sat with me all the summer day,
Awaiting the sure triumph of her eye:
Nor mark'd I till we parted, how, hard by,
Love in her train stood ready for his prey
~Robert Seymour Bridges

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here:
Warm summer wind, blow softly here:
Green sod above lie light, lie light:
Good night, Dear Heart: good night, good night.

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains... ~Diane Ackerman

The summer morn is bright and fresh, the birds are darting by
As if they loved to breast the breeze that sweeps the cool clear sky.
~William C. Bryant

People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to prove that it really existed. ~Ray Davies

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? ~William Shakespeare

How sweet I roamed from field to field, and tasted all the summer's pride. ~ William Blake

But thy eternal summer shall not fade ~William Shakespeare