Summer Solstice

To the First Day of Summer

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

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

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. ~William Shakespeare

Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Summer makes me drowsy, Autumn makes me sing.  Winter’s pretty lousy, but I hate Spring. ~Dorothy Parker

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night. ~Mark Twain

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