As temperatures rise, we slow down to savor the beauty of long days and steamy nights. Fireflies, tanlines, and that amazing post-sunbathing nap–this season brings endless avenues for inspiration. Whether you’re cooling off in the AC, lounging on the beach or adventuring on a tropical vacation, a new read is a summertime staple! Ahead, three beautiful poetry collections filled with sun, romance, reflection and rejuvenation to make these summer months the most wonderful time of the year!
For The Hearts Stayin’ Cool-
For the hearts that love staying cool and comfortable inside, Sincerely by F.S. Yousaf is the collection for you! An ode to his wife, Sincerely paints a picture of love so honest it will sweep you off your feet and lead you to your wildest daydreams right from the comfort of your own couch. Yousaf’s poetry is filled with heartwarming confessions helping you to fall in love line by line. Who knows? Maybe it’ll even inspire you to dive heartfirst into a new summer romance!
For The Beachside Beauties-
In Dream Work, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Mary Oliver captures the challenges of everyday life in the most gentle of ways! Most of Oliver’s poetry feels like potent and loving short stories. Powerful imagery and bold truth telling make this collection an effortlessly captivating oceanside read. Yet it’s her tender approach to familiar challenges that earned this book a spot on our list. Sometimes summer can mark a season of ambiguity as we process endings and look forward to what’s to come in the fall. If this is one of those summers for you, the 45 poems within Dream Work will bring comfort and warmth as you embrace the cool ocean air!
For The Adventurous Vacationers-
A dazzling display of joy, light, and dreamy summer themes, A Poem for Every Summer Day is a perfect to bring along on vacay! It’s very clear that Allie Esiri thoughtfully curated this collection to highlight summertime perspectives from famous poets throughout time. From William Shakespeare to Maya Angelou, this collection is overflowing with history, brilliant prose and iconic voices guaranteed to give you your daily dose of inspiration in between your adventures!
However you choose to spend your summer days, we hope you embrace this season of celebration and relaxation. May these reads sprinkle a little extra peace, comfort and love throughout the sunny days and make this a summer to remember. To stay up-to-date, keep an eye out for more of little infinite’s featured content as we celebrate poetry, books, and this beautiful hot mess we call life on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.