In the northern hemisphere we are enjoying summer right now. Summer is lovely here in Seattle, not too hot or cold. I also know that the heat is oppressive elsewhere. I thought it would be a good time to memorize some summer verses. I turned to a great source for things to memorize, the always helpful WikiQuote:
That beautiful season
the Summer of All-Saints!
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, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie (1847), Part I, Stanza 2.
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
William Shakespeare, The Sonnets , XVIII (18).
Summer, summer, summertime
time to sit back and unwind.
Will Smith, "Summertime", Homebase (1991)
In winter I get up at night,
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way
I have to go to bed by day.
Robert Louis Stevenson, In Winter I get up at Night
Enjoy your summer, and stay cool.