Sing to Me of Summer . . .

Come!  Savor a little summer with me 
Set to rhyme and melody . . .
 
 Sing to me of Summer
Of a soft and balmy breeze;
Wafting lazy days and countless ways
To take repose in ease.

Sing to me of Summer
An ode to Heaven’s Hand;
That slows the pace and stops the race
Through the power of sea and sand.

Sing to me of Summer
Fragrant, lush, and green;
Whose colors delight from morn til night
In a fanciful garden scene.
Sing to me of Summer
The season ripe for rest;
God’s gift employ with unbounded joy
In summer’s song and be blessed!
Kathryn Ross
“In summer, the song sings itself.”   William Carlos Williams 
“Look at the sea, girls – all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen.  We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables
  “No price is set on the lavish summer;
June may be had by the poorest comer.”
James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal 
 “I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.”
Robert Bridges 
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
John Lubbock
“A tranquil summer sunset shone upon him as he approached the end of his walk, and passed through the meadows by the riverside.  He had that sense of peace, and of being lightened of a weight of care, which country quiet awakens in the breast of dwellers in towns.”
Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit 
“Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers.  All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance.  But, this rose is an extra.  Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it.  It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty 
“He said the pleasantest manner of spending a hot July day was lying from morning till evening on a bank of heath in the middle of the moors, with the bees humming dreamily about among the bloom, and the larks singing high up overhead, and the blue sky and bright sun shining steadily and cloudlessly.”
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights 
“The rich, sweet smell of the hayricks rose to his chamber window, the hundred perfumes of the little flower-garden beneath scented the air around; the deep-green meadows shone in the morning dew that glistened of every leaf as it trembled in the gentle air; and the birds sang as if every sparkling drop were a fountain of inspiration to them.
Charles Dickens, Pickwick Papers 
 Joyful first day of summer to you as we return to the loveliness 
of this pleasantest of seasons!
Singing my Song of Summer today at:
Kathy’s “Savoring Summer” A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Trish’s L.A.C.E. Wednesday at Lily Rose Cottage
Debra’s Vintage Summer Block Party at Common Ground

Note:  Special thanks to my friend, Connie Stowman, for the loan of some of her marvelous photos taken on her property:  the bee, the barn, the sunset glow . . . 


 
 

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.

Comments

  1. I so enjoyed my visit here!

  2. Kathryn, you are a vision of summer splendour in your white finery along with the lacy parasol.
    A simply beautiful post with the best, your song of summer.
    Have a great week,
    Judith

  3. Hi Kathryn,
    I especially love the photo of you with your beautiful dress and parasol-very romantic!

    A lovely post.

    Carolyn

  4. Love your romantic lace dress, hat and parasol – the garden background all come together as in a painting! Your poem is so beautiful – you capture the beauty of Summer – love the quotes and the pictures – all together a magnificent post celebrating Summer! Thank you for sharing this with Savoring Summer!
    Kathy

  5. Hi… I’m coming from Kathy’s… love your summer dress and hat… precious!

    Happy Summer!

    Cielo

  6. You look so lovely…what a beautiful parasol!

    Thank you for the poem, it is the perfect way to start the season 🙂

    Maria

  7. Hello Kathy,
    thank you for joining LACE again.
    What a lovely summer post!
    Your lace outfit is so feminine and gorgeous!
    And what a beautiful poem you’ve written.
    You certainly are blessed with many talents – thank you for sharing them with us 🙂
    blessings..Trish

  8. lovely pictures thank you for this great post!

  9. Hi Kathy,
    Your Summer Poem is perfect — you made summer come alive for me — and seeing as we are in the middle of Winter here in Australia,that’s no mean feat..
    I love your photos,especially the rose and the sunset. You look beautiful in your Summer Lace outfit.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  10. What a wonderful post with all the beautiful quotes, the poetry, the photography. My favorite was you dressed in a Victorian lace dress. What fun. Thanks for all that you share here. ~ Abby

  11. You shared many beautiful words about summer but I especially like your poem. Lovely pictures and your white dress is charming. I enjoyed my relaxing visit with you today.

  12. What a beautiful post! I have never been to your blog before and I’m glad I found it now.
    I love your music, too!
    Hugs, Cindy

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