Summer Solstice in Literature
It is Summer, it is the solstice
the crowd is
cheering, the crowd is laughing
– William Carlos Williams
Not only is it Summer Solstice, there is a Full Moon. May love surround you like sunshine on a sunny day.
– From William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A life without love is like a year without summer.
– Swedish Proverb
A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
– St. Francis of Assisi
Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.
– Bob Marley
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. American orator Robert Green Ingersoll
Summer in Literature
Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.
– Kahlil Gibran
Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air…
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie…
True Poems flee
– Emily Dickinson, c.1879
Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly….
– Pablo Neruda
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
– Henry James
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
Astrologers on the Summer Solstice
It is the ideal time for gathering magical herbs: pluck them before dawn, before breakfast, while the dew still wets the petals. Fern and fern-seed is gathered on Mid-Summer’s Eve, to harness the power of the Sun. Golden solar flowers such as St John’s wort, mugwort and mistletoe, the golden bough, are worn as garlands.
– Rob Tillett of Astrology on the Web
Since astrologically have moved into the water sign of Cancer, it is also a nice idea to involve the water element. So adding some fresh herbs and flowers in a jar full of water water and covering and leaving it in the sun makes a magical SOLSTICE SUN TEA!
– Mystic Mama
The Sun is at its fullest power, and the darkness of winter is a fading memory. But just at this moment of greatest light, we begin to face death, for now the days begin to shorten and the darkness grows.
– Cathy Pagano