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A Quote on Summer Love

A quote on summer love reflects our carefree summer vacations, from junior high through retirement!

There's nothing quite like a summer love.  I remember the boy I met on the family camping trip to June Lake when I was about 15.  I don't recall his name, but I do remember that feeling.





Most of us recall William Shakespeare's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day":

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:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
(Sonnet 18)

This is only one quote on summer love. There are a number of others, as well.  Find your favorite quote on summer love here, or send it in and I'll be glad to post it.


Love is the sweetest of dreams, and the worst of nightmares.
Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream

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

Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
Barry Cornwall

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

In summer, the song sings itself.
William Carlos Williams

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
Anton Chekhov

A life without love is like a year without summer.
Swedish Proverb

Press close, bare-bosomed Night! Press close, magnetic,
nourishing Night!
Night of south winds!  Night of the large, few stars!
Still, nodding Night!  Mad, naked, Summer Night!
Walt Whitman

The things we did last summer, I'll remember all winter long.
Sammy Cahn in "The Things We Did Last Summer"

I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles.
 Cole Porter in "I Love Paris"

If you were coming in the Fall,
I'd brush the Summer by
 Emily Dickinson

No spring, nor summer beauty hath such grace,
As I have seen in one autumnal face..
John Donne

Here, in front of the summer hotel
the beach waits like an altar.
 Anne Sexton in "The Kite."

It is summer, it is the solstice
the crowd is
cheering, the crowd is laughing
in detail
permanently, seriously
without thought
 William Carlos Williams "At the Ball Game"

Her body is a honey bowl
Whose waiting honey is deep and hot.
Her body is like summer earth,
Receptive, soft, and absolute . . .
 Gwendolyn Brooks in "The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith"

I know I am but summer to your heart,
And not the full four seasons of the year.
 Edna St. Vincent Millay in "I Know I Am But Summer to Your Heart"

'Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone;
 Thomas Moore in "'Tis the Last Rose of Summer"


Did you find your quote on summer love?  You know, sometimes the poem, even from our finest poets, just doesn't live up to the memory.

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Allie's Page


Allie, who lives in New Mexico, vacationed at June Lake. She sent me this photo and asked if I had ever been there.  Oh, yes, I had. Scenes like these inspire a quote on summer love.



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