Summer Passing

Sommer will end soon enough,
and childhood as well.

George R. R. Martin

Astronomically, autumn begins in three days, on the 22nd at 16:49 CET. Time for a nostalgic look back…

Jakesprinter‘s challenge: Autumn

What Might Be

Summertime
is always the best
of what might be.

– Charles Bowden

Always Summer

If it could only be like this always,
always summer…

– Evelyn Waugh

Season of Joy

Spring passes
and one remembers
one’s innocence.
Summer passes
and one remembers
one’s exuberance.

Yoko Ono

Perfect Day

A perfect summer day
is when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing,
the birds are singing,
and the lawn mower is broken.

James Dent 

Summer Afternoon

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

Henry James

Reaching for the Sun

The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Exuberance

Exuberance is beauty.

William Blake

Freedom of Summer

Do you remember
when you were a child
in the summer holidays
a day with nothing planned
beyond going outside?

Standing at a bus stop
on a summery day
I suddenly recalled that
anything-can-happen
perfect freedom.