Summer

Summer (/ˈsʌmər/ SU-mər) is the warmest of the four temperate seasons, between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, culture, and tradition, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

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Famous quotes containing the word summer:

    The consolations of space are nameless things.
    It was after the neurosis of winter. It was
    In the genius of summer that they blew up
    The statue of Jove among the boomy clouds.
    It took all day to quieten the sky
    And then to refill its emptiness again....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    ... and the next summer she died in childbirth.
    That’s all. Of course, there may be some sort of sequel but it is not known to me. In such cases instead of getting bogged down in guesswork, I repeat the words of the merry king in my favorite fairy tale: Which arrow flies for ever? The arrow that has hit its mark.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car,
    And driven the hamadryad from the wood
    To seek a shelter in some happier star?
    Hast thou not torn the naiad from her flood,
    The elfin from the green grass, and from me
    The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)