At the Bewitching Hour

At the Bewitching Hour

A Poem by barleygirl
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spoof on the song "Elusive Butterfly"

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Long ago I opted for an orbit through this wildwood
where a freely-wandering cottontail inhabits the hood
sipping me a fiercely independent state of mind
pursuing private crescendos luck would have me find.

Buffy the bunny shakes her snow-white teasing tail
beckoning me to join her foolishness out on the dale
darting under mossy veil to seek a saucy essence
through thorny tunnels we track a cryptic iridescence.

Finally a shimmering clearing offers a fleeting peek:
the most scrumptious buns I ever saw trailing a fine physique!
Oh please please dear God don’t let this be another vision
sure you fulfill all my needs (minus one nagging provision!)

What do you know my cottontail turns a transforming trick
at the crack of dawn moving past my window super quick
I always wondered who the hell that peeping Tom might be
now I know at the bewitching hour I’ll join you running free.




© 2017 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
A friend (trying to be lovey-dovey) sent me a link to this song: "Elusive Butterfly" . . . & I got the wild hair to write a spoof on these opening lyrics . . .

You might wake up some mornin'
To the sound of something moving past your window in the wind
And if you're quick enough to rise
You'll catch a fleeting glimpse of someone's fading shadow
Out on the new horizon
You may see the floating motion of a distant pair of wings
And if the sleep has left your ears
You might hear footsteps running through an open meadow

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I remember that song. That and having just watched a documentary on the Summer of Love means that my mind is in the place to enjoy this and the thoughts it brings. I love it. Should have an acoustic soundtrack. Sort of an American Alice in Wonderland and now I just wish I could stop Gracie Slick singing it in my head.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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barleygirl

1 Year Ago

My friend sent me the link to the Bob Lind version, but the Grace Slick version is the one I listene.. read more



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Interesting Stuff I catching on not sure after some reading if you're being misleading. It tough to figure out.

Posted 7 Months Ago


dear Barleygirl... I just saw a precious wild cottontail yesterday..,. Love your poem of Buffy bunny... you are part of nature...
truly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I love your cottontail share! I have two wild babies that hang out in my garden every day! One I nam.. read more
Like a kind of in between place where the imagination can conjure up all kinds of eclectic, delightful machinations!

Cosmically penned and totally enchanting, tugs at the child in us all!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I wrote this in a completely different mindset, then life went by, I read your interpretation here, .. read more
Tom

1 Year Ago

The mind is an open book?? Nudge, nudge, wink wink!
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Maybe yours . . . not mine . . . at least, not often!
Thanks, Bgirl. A fine job indeed. Transported me back to the land of elusive butterflies sipping on crimson and clover. Is paisley ever coming back?

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Ah yes! Crimson & Clover . . . I remember those steamy slow dances in the 8th grade out in the old G.. read more
I remember having a record of Val Doonigan singing this. (I wasn't always a "stick in the mud" classical type).
Your interpretation of this was fun, with just a hint of salaciousness dropped in for good measure, which I don't remember noticing in the original version.**wink** (((Hugs)))




Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Your summary of my intentions is always so spot-on, it makes me smile (((HUGS))) My own inkling was .. read more
Norman223

1 Year Ago

Ah, Madam, thou art so unkind
To blacken my unsullied mind.
Forsooth, thy view, tho.. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Sorry it's taken me so long to appreciate your fun little reply here in verse! You are amazing to th.. read more
I'd forgotten the song, so I looked it up and listened. Oh, yeah, I remember it. Reading your poem/story, I thought first of the rustic little earthly garden in which you live, then rode along as the tale seemed to become the fairyland land of the hip, peeping Tom bunny. Very imaginative, my friend.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

After 30+ years of technical writing, when I first started on this website 18 mos ago, my thinking w.. read more
"the most scrumptious buns I ever saw trailing a fine physique" Hubba hubba! I always loved that song. You have injected your sense of humor into this one, Margie. I enjoyed it. Romance...as hard to catch as a hopping rabbit, n'est pas? Lydi***

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I find a sense of humor to be an integral part of the sensuous equation. I have a bad habit of laugh.. read more
I remember that song. That and having just watched a documentary on the Summer of Love means that my mind is in the place to enjoy this and the thoughts it brings. I love it. Should have an acoustic soundtrack. Sort of an American Alice in Wonderland and now I just wish I could stop Gracie Slick singing it in my head.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

My friend sent me the link to the Bob Lind version, but the Grace Slick version is the one I listene.. read more
oh i like that song!
i don't read your poem as a spoof at all .. its very much a love poem to me ..with clever bits of innuendo and humor to add just the right zest .. i wake up often in those "witching hours" ... 2-3 am ... with between waking and dreaming kinds of vague impressions ... it usually moves me to get up and get some coffee ..might as well start the day :) i especially appreciate the fiercely independent mind and heart i see reflected in your first verse barleygirl ... i love this poem ..a rewarding read for me!
E.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

It's even worse when there's a full moon, like the last 2 nights! I've been very energetic, sleeples.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes the moon has been glorious that last several days here as well ..casting moon shadows ;) i will .. read more
nicely done...love that song too, by Bob Lind

"Don't be alarmed, it will not harm you. It's only me pursuing something i'm not sure of"
but i do think---this butterfly needs to be formaldehyded----and nailed to the boards...


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Yes, this is one of those songs that really stays with a person! *wink! wink!* Thanks for sharing!

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