4 Poems We Love (Summer 2022)

4 Poems We Love (Summer 2022)

We’ve said it before and will say it again – we love creative people. Getting the opportunity to see our visitors photos and videos when they come to Glamplyfe is one of the best parts of working here. If you’re a writer, photographer, dancer, actor, or generally creative, please reach out about collaborating. Creating meditative moments by disconnecting from technology is easier to do in nature. A good book should be included in every packing list. We rounded up four of our favorite poems that elicit the summery feeling of roasting marshmallows around the campfire at Glamplyfe.


Zulick, Ian. “Ohio”

Torn cotton clouds
Lit like lanterns by bolts of
Sunlight, their wispy wicks
Burn hot and high over muddy rivers
And black asphalt mirrors

Factory fumes like Marlboro reds
Trail fiery and forgotten into the
Forest’s knotted, dirty hair
Where they fall asleep in
A warm bed of clay-choked soil.
A redtail circles the dull
Brown of unshorn fields, waiting
For rabbits to emerge and
Sweep them away like
A late April chill-
The sort that lifts your head
From the low window of a car
And lets you forget the snow
Even as the white of the sunlit clouds
Makes you remember it

As they stroll idly through the sky
Seeming to touch your flesh with the breeze


Blaydes, Colleen Olivia. “Summer”

a summer’s dance
a summer’s kiss
a summer’s romance
a summer’s true bliss
a summer’s light
a summer’s love
a summer’s night
a summer’s turtledove
a summer’s beginning
a summer’s ending
a summer’s destiny
a summer let free


Parker, Dorothy. “August”

When my eyes are weeds,
And my lips are petals, spinning
Down the wind that has beginning
Where the crumpled beeches start
In a fringe of salty reeds;
When my arms are elder-bushes,
And the rangy lilac pushes
Upward, upward through my heart;

Summer, do your worst!
Light your tinsel moon, and call on
Your performing stars to fall on
Headlong through your paper sky;
Nevermore shall I be cursed
By a flushed and amorous slattern,
With her dusty laces’ pattern
Trailing, as she straggles by.


Janca, Tom. “Camping Spot”

I like to camp along the creek,
high up the mountain, next to the peak.
Big green trees are all around
and little waterfalls make their sound.
Always a cool breeze,
that sings through the trees.
Big white clouds float across the sky.
Sometimes they grow so high,
they rain and shower.
But! Not more then an hour.
It’s okey when the sun goes down.
I’ve got a campfire to sit around.
Then late at night when the screech owl
sings.
I crawl in bed, and have sweet dreams.


Best Things to Do in Cambridge, Ohio (Guernsey County)

Best Things to Do in Cambridge, Ohio (Guernsey County)

Since Glamplyfe moved to Cambridge, we’ve had the treat of experiencing a lot of the great things Guernsey County has to offer. We took a poll on our Instagram to see which hotspots you wanted to see included in this list and integrated your suggestions. If you live in Pittsburgh or Columbus, Cambridge is close enough to be a natural day trip. We especially recommend bringing the antique-lover in your life because you will definitely drive home with treasures. Did I need to buy a vintage Super 8 camera at Black Cat Vintage? Maybe. Did I need to fill my pockets with saltwater toffee at McKenna’s Market? Also, maybe. Either way, we’re sharing a handful of our faves. If you’re in nearby Zanesville and Muskingum County, check out Zen Life and Travel’s article. If you’re driving in from Columbus, stop at Free Society Boutique for Y2K accessories and trendy clothes.

For the Flower Child:

Three Blooms Flower Farm

Phone: (740) 260-3392

Address: Available at Urban Twigs – 5843 Glenn Hwy, Cambridge, OH 43725

For the History Buff:

National Museum of Cambridge Glass

Phone: (740) 432-4245

Address: 136 S 9th St, Cambridge, OH 43725

For Date Night:

Georgetown Vineyard & Tavern on the Hill

Phone: (740) 435-3222

Address: 62920 Georgetown Rd, Cambridge, OH 43725

For the Influencer:

Glamplyfe

Phone: (740) 801-0054

Address: 12110 Happydale Rd, Cambridge, OH 43725

For the Designer:

Homemade Happiness & Co.

Phone: (740) 995-8318

Address: 723 Wheeling Ave, Cambridge, OH 43725

For the Foodie:

The Bear’s Den Steakhouse

Phone: (740) 432-5285

Address: 13320 E Pike Rd, Cambridge, OH 43725

For the Antique Lover:

Alley Cat Antiques

Phone: (740) 421-9077
Address: 118 S 7th St, Cambridge, OH 43725

Our Summer Mixtapes on Spotify (June, July, & August)

Our Summer Mixtapes on Spotify (June, July, & August)

Check out our June, July, and August Summer Mixtapes on Spotify. They feature some of the musicians we’ve had the pleasure of working with like The Quiet Celebrations and Juan Wauters. If you or someone you know has songs available on Spotify, please reach out! If you are in the Cambridge, Ohio area, or passing by on tour, we would love to collaborate for our Bonfire Concert Series!