Sunday Mini-Serenade Shelter — ‘Summer Sweltering’ Songs

June 30, 2024

In a degression in these hardscrabble times, we present a musical respite from the horrors of modern life with some tunes, hopefully, which will perk the summer heat level and make it livable.
Here just short of the noon hour we’re already close to triple digits and will enter a hellscape weather pattern the next week/ten days or so of supper-hot days and not-so-cool evenings.

Anyway — enjoy.

First, the obvious; “Heat Wave” with all that the title implies:

Next up, some optimism with “Hot Fun In The Summertime” and daydreaming:

Cool in the sunshine with “The Heat Is On,” dancing per a roll:

Subsequently from the distant past, “A Summer Song,” with a British sense:

And finally, the anthem for such music, “Summer In The City” with cool-like sweat:

In a poetic balance ending, Miss Emily Dickinson and “Further In Summer Than The Birds,” to close us out:

Further in Summer than the Birds –
Pathetic from the Grass –
A minor Nation celebrates
It’s unobtrusive Mass.

No Ordinance be seen –
So gradual the Grace
A gentle Custom it becomes –
Enlarging Loneliness –

Antiquest felt at Noon –
When August burning low
Arise this spectral Canticle
Repose to typify –

Remit as yet no Grace –
No furrow on the Glow,
But a Druidic Difference
Enhances Nature now –

So off we go on a well-stroked summer break, or not, yet here we are once again…

(Illustration out front: ‘Shelter in the Storm,” found here.)

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