Monday, May 20, 2013

Poem/Pictures/Summer Playlist

 We kept our sunburns in our pockets as we played on the swings,
The fireflies holding our stardusted dreams.

The days were hot but it was cold be the sea,
As the Summer breeze washed over me.

You're going to rattle the stars, you are.
If you leap too high or jump too far.
But that's okay by me,
'Cause this is Summer's melody.

The waves pretending to be a calming tune,
The seagulls playing hide and seek in between the dunes.

Georgia's mountain screamed adventure and laughter,
Florida's hometown calling sweetly after.

You're going to rattle the stars, you are.
If you leap too high or jump too far.
But that's okay by me,
'Cause this is Summer's melody.

Freckles emerging from my skin,
A reckless abandon wrestling deep within.

Peaceful evenings with time for thoughts,
Voyages to quaint little coffee shops.

I'm going to rattle the stars, I am.
If I jump too high, which is my plan.
Because it's okay by me,
For this is Summer's melody.


Picnics, Orange Grove Ice Cream, Old Fashioned Candy, Beach, Bible Readings, Cupcakes, Concerts.

Summer '13:

1. Summer Piano- Debussy
2. Summer Skin- Death Cab for Cutie
3. Fun, Fun, Fun- Beach Boys
4. Mayberry - Rascal Flatts
5. Tim McGraw- Taylor Swift
6.  Summer Wind- Michael Buble
7. Hopeless Wanderer- Mumford and Sons
8. Jenny and the Summer Day - The Avett Brothers
9. Wanted - Hunter Hayes
10. Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
11. Summer Means Fun - Jan and Dean
12. Out of Summertime- Scotty Mcreery
13. Drops of Jupiter- Train
14. Beat this Summer- Brad Paisley
15. Umbrella Beach- Owl City
16. Bird of the Summer- A Fine Frenzy
17. Surfin the USA- Beegees
18. Dare you to Move- Switchfoot
19. Sweet Summer Lovin' - Dolly Parton
20. Gone, Gone, Gone- Phil Phillips

Now this is quite the mix of oldies, of country, of folk, of current, of classical of rock and all pertaining or making me think of Summer. So enjoy your playlist, make a cd of it and listen to it in the car or out on your back porch while soaking up some sun and let this playlist remind you of Summer '13. There will never be another Summer like this one, trust me. So give it some music to associate it with and comfort you and relax.


  1. Love the poem!
    I like the idea of making a summer playlist, because you're right, there won't be another summer like this one. Oh, and Hopeless Wanderer- Mumford and Sons is one of my favorites.

  2. I love the idea of creating songs that will forever stick in your mind as the soundtrack to Summer 2013 :) So I just might have to do that ;) Also, love the photos and the thought of carrying a sunburn in your pocket! This was really great. :D

    p.s. DAT ICECREAM. Isn't it the best? I always get the peanut butter kind when I go. :)

  3. I LOVED that poem, Soph! It's so fun and magic-inducing. Haha. I lovelovelove it.

    And love your pictures! You have a lovely family and friends :)

    That playlist is awesome. Totally random thought, but I really think you'd like John Mellencamp, I kept thinking of him when I was reading the list. At least check him out :P

  4. Beautiful post!