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Season of Summer Love Poem

As a nationally certified and licensed professional counselor, Janis helps her clients resolve relationship conflicts and trust issues.

Summer Love

There's nothing sweeter than finding love during the summer months.

There's nothing sweeter than finding love during the summer months.

Love is Seasonal

We cannot predict when we'll meet that special someone with whom to have a romantic relationship. The magic can happen anywhere, at any time, unexpectedly or even with some planning. Once found, that special relationship begins to take shape as two people get to know each other, spend quality time together and develop a closer bond.

The excitement of intimacy can start off slowly, picking up speed, accelerating to steep highs, followed by deep dives. This course is the nature of most relationships which at times can mirror the seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. The poem below focuses on how the season of summer is the time the relationship heats up and reaches its peak of growth and enjoyment, as it sits within the realities and hopes of the other three seasons.

Flowers Bloom

Blooming flowers are commonly symbolic gifts of love.

Blooming flowers are commonly symbolic gifts of love.

Season of Summer Love


The seeds of love fertilized

Watered with tears of want

Awakened by rays of sunshine

Ready to spring into bloom

Rooted in new beginnings


Love ignites as eyes meet

The season's heat warms longing souls

As beams of light bake bare skin

Bright roses reach their peak

Like mountain tops pierce the sky


Our intimate time lengthens

Extending past our realities

Moving through the longest days

Into a midsummer night's dream

We rouse the sleeping poet of love


Days grow shorter as closeness wanes

We feel the change of seasons

The roller coaster ride takes dips

We hold tight to rails of promises

Slipping away like brief memories


The heat of summer subsides

Love's season takes a turn

Like the colors of tree leaves

Falling from strong branches

Our one heart breaks in two


The air between us turns cold

The flower vase is bare

Blankets of snow too heavy

As the season closes

We wait for the return of spring


JLE 2021

Seasonal Change

Relationships move in stages reflective of seasonal change.

Relationships move in stages reflective of seasonal change.

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer's lease hath all too short a date."

— William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets

End of Summer

Memories fade, dreams start to crumble as summer love comes to an end.

Memories fade, dreams start to crumble as summer love comes to an end.

"Things growing are not ripe until their season."

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Love Ends

The end of summer love is as numbing as the freezing cold of winter.

The end of summer love is as numbing as the freezing cold of winter.

"Summer" as Word Prompt

This poem article was created in response to the word prompt "summer," offered by fellow HubPages writer and poet Brenda Arledge. When I saw week 27's word prompt, I immediately thought about relationships and was inspired to talk about the "seasons" we go through as we engage with our intimate partners over time. I wanted to stick to the challenge by putting more emphasis on summer as the 'hottest" time for relationships with all the opportunity for love to bloom during the summer months. But I couldn't talk about summer love without contrasting the realities of how turbulent relationships can be as seen through the lenses of the complete cycle of seasons.

Brenda has created an on-going challenge to our community of writers, prompting us to stretch our thinking and creative writing skills. Her word prompts help us poets tap deeper into our senses, allowing our muses to come forth. Brenda does not realize that she has become the muse. Thank you, Brenda, for another great word prompt exercise.

The Season of Your Relationship

© 2021 Janis Leslie Evans