Final Fluttering Leaf

Final Fluttering Leaf

A Poem by barleygirl
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seasons changing . . .

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February sparks anticipation
each new sprout a hopeful validation
catapult ahead with winter behind
chase a final fluttering leaf entwined
encouraged by the babbling brook’s bubbles
soon I lose track of previous troubles.

Foamy boulders my golden leaf skirting
like tawny locks and amber eyes flirting
sliding gracefully along the contours
reminiscent of your shy overtures
buoyant memories are strangled by a troll
romping mesmerized into a dark hole.

I scramble to find my fluttering leaf
but winter consumes old hopes like a thief
no more comfortable leaves for me to chase
seasonal losses compel me to face
compulsory change like a caterpillar
time to release smothering familiar.

Coming of spring is lonely as can be
bound to stop missing all those who left me
finally the sun melts a big breakthrough
try to embrace all that’s startlingly new
now I see my way clearly to summer
pursuing a very different drummer.




© 2017 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
Springtime always brings the option of a new beginning . . .

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As a kid, I remember how springtime promised something else that was awesomely thrilling--the coming of school's end. When I was young and healthy, winter didn't slow me down a bit, but now I want to be like a bear and hibernate. Hopefully, your world is now ablaze with color.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

7 Months Ago

Thanks so much for stopping by & sorry I haven't been on this website lately to acknowledge it. Usua.. read more



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Really powerful imagery of the season! Well done.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

7 Months Ago

Your enthusiasm is much-appreciated! (((HUGS)))
I love the Spring too.
"Coming of spring is lonely as can be
bound to stop missing all those who left me
finally the sun melts a big breakthrough
try to embrace all that’s startlingly new
now I see my way clearly to summer
pursuing a very different drummer."
I understand the above lines. The kids love the Spring. Can run and play outside. Thank you dear friend for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


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barleygirl

7 Months Ago

Since we got 40" of rain this winter (Big Sur, just over the hill on the ocean side, got 90"! . . . .. read more
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

A little warmer here in Michigan. The sixties.
As a fellow lover of spring and summer and everything that they bring, I love this poem. And it is so whimsical and fun. Your writing is very refreshing. I really enjoyed this!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

7 Months Ago

I haven't been in the "writing mode" for a few months & your encouraging review has helped inspire m.. read more
MaryKC

7 Months Ago

You are so welcome! Glad it helped.
As a kid, I remember how springtime promised something else that was awesomely thrilling--the coming of school's end. When I was young and healthy, winter didn't slow me down a bit, but now I want to be like a bear and hibernate. Hopefully, your world is now ablaze with color.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

7 Months Ago

Thanks so much for stopping by & sorry I haven't been on this website lately to acknowledge it. Usua.. read more
I hold out for the Spring, such a time of promise and as you say new beginnings :) A chance to stretch the limbs again as Mother Nature awakens :) Beautiful x

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading & sharing. I've been very much enjoying our unusually wet season, which is oft.. read more
barleygirl,
So much hope sprinkled all through "final fluttering leaf." The title is lovely and is a signal for the hope-seeking theme within your poem. When I read this I found myself feeling the commonality of what you expressed of how this February transition time pulls at me every year as just the slightest little hints of a time of hope's growth is coming. Anyway your gift for lovely rhyming and musical intonation is just pure joy to read! Thank you for placing this poem- it was so picturesque in dark and light layers of life expressions..................... Blessings to you. Kathy

Posted 9 Months Ago


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barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Thanks so much for your thoughtful & detailed sharing! I'm always looking forward to whatever season.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Cool! Yea, I sure get that. Spring is so great with just little hints of life showing up hither and .. read more
barleygirl

9 Months Ago

(((HUGS))) . . .
As we say up here in the Great Lakes area, 'If you don't like the weather...wait a minute' Spring is a good time, new life bursts forth, the world is greening up, there's a freshness in the air. And caterpillars will become butterflies. Good write, B.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

We've been having mostly warm springlike rains coming on the Pineapple Express this winter, but now .. read more
What truly beautiful words, what superbly laid verse. But most of all, for me, is its spirituality; , a confluence of future fine shadowed by a dark past. Tears in my eyes here:
'I scramble to find my fluttering leaf
but winter consumes old hopes like a thief
no more comfortable leaves for me to chase
seasonal losses compel.'

'Think my comfort is to remember that the coming season births from the goodness made from debris. Maybe that suggests we learn, feel and feel and alter from our history.. and because of that, cherish what's about to burst forth like the opening of a bottle of bubbly, heady, wonderful. '.. encouraged by the babbling brook’s bubbles ~ soon I lose track of previous troubles.'

You know how to use words, how to construct a special language. Beautiful.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

WOWZA! This is a great review & I'm very thankful! I love all of life's changes, but spring seems es.. read more
emmajoy

9 Months Ago

Was horticulturally trained, happy for some years to dirty my hands til work messed with my back. Be.. read more
Spring certainly is a mixed bag. It's beautiful, with the new life and greenery, but initially, everything is brown and wilted. Meanwhile, over here in Minnesota, there's still snow everywhere. ^_^

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Pardon my California wimpy-ness, but I'm getting kinda tired of these "frosty" 40* nights! I'm so re.. read more

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