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|Topics: Summer Quotes, Poems, Songs,
Sayings about Summertime
|And summer isn't a time. It's a place as well.
Summer is a moving creature and likes to go south for the winter.
Feet of Clay.
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in
me an invincible summer.
Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always
been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
In summer, the song sings itself.
William Carlos Williams
Tears are the summer showers to the soul.
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
That summer I did nothing
Just sleeping, thinking and hanging around.
From their song, Orpheus.
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented
Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
Robert Louis Stevenson
This is very midsummer madness.
Catch, then, oh catch the transient hour;
Improve each moment as it flies!
Life's a short summer, man a flower;
He dies - alas! how soon he dies!
I question not if thrushes sing,
If roses load the air;
Beyond my heart I need not reach
When all is summer there.
John Vance Cheney
Floats in upon the sunbeam, and the fair
Tanned face of June, the nomad gipsy, laughs
Above her widespread wares, the while she tells
The farmer's fortunes in the fields, and quaffs
The water from the spider-peopled wells.
The hedges are all drowned in green grass seas,
And bobbing poppies flare like Elmo's light,
While siren-like the pollen-stained bees
Drone in the clover depths. And up the height
The cuckoo's voice is hoarse and broke with joy.
To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee.
Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances thick in the air
and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more?
One swallow does not make a summer.
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
A life without love is like a year without summer.
Press close, bare-bosomed Night! Press close, magnetic,
Night of south winds! Night of the large, few stars!
Still, nodding Night! Mad, naked, Summer Night!
Then followed that beautiful season,
Called by the pious Acadian peasants the Summer of All-Saints!
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the
Lay as if new-created in all the freshness of childhood.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze
is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
School's out for summer
School's out forever.
From his song, School's Out.
Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love
To the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo.
From their song, Kokomo.
From the park you'll hear
The happy sound of a carousel
You can almost taste the hot dogs
French fries they sell.
Under the boardwalk
Down by the sea, yeah
On a blanket with my baby
Is where I'll be.
Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick
From song Under the Boardwalk, recorded
by The Drifters.
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