Savor the Coolness

Savor the Coolness

A Poem by barleygirl
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photo shows my fog spilling . . .

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Sipping hot java on my back porch
facing a week of unrelenting scorch
I inhale deeply of sage-scented cool
watching ocean fog spill and pool.

Activities start at the break of dawn
before the furnace blast is turned on
damp air pungent with country cologne
fog blanket permeates to the bone.

The wild Pacific caresses some sand
beyond the wilderness ridges so grand
I’m over here on the other side
where fog flows down like a landslide.

Savoring the early morning chill
as a hovering hawk dives for its kill
a family of quail coo and skitter
dogs sniff the trail of an elusive critter.

Thankful to God for my solitary space
feeling tingles of coolness kiss my face
one last bracing sip and I’ll get going
as a rustic rooster concludes his crowing.




© 2017 barleygirl



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I just loved this poem for the elegant rhyming and superb beauty delivered to the reader with an amazing choice of words. Indeed, life is made meaningful by these simple, solitary, everyday moments and not the grand, occasional ones. Its good to be alive! Appreciated so much.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Sometimes we want to write out our frustrations & sadnesses . . . but I find writing about my natura.. read more
DIVYA

4 Months Ago

You are welcome. An amazing write like this can be so inspiring. (HUGS)



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Gee
Make me a cup, pull me up a chair and plaid blanket and I'll be over. Sounds grand

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Wish I had some of what's spiking yer coffee . . .
Great Aunt Astri

4 Months Ago

OOOOO, can I have some too!
barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Please join us, Astri *smile*
Once again, you make me want to be where you are. I make pretty good coffee.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Please! Stop by for a cup! *wink! wink!* When the political insanity gets to be too much, I need to .. read more
Wonderful picture and poem! Can feel the fog and taste the coffee.."sage-scented cool" beautiful imagery. Great flow, rhythm and rhyme. The "wild Pacific" Big Sur and Pacific Coast Highway drives return to my memory. Thank you for the images!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I'm just over the mountain from Big Sur! *smile* When the political climate gets crazy I have to ret.. read more
Annette Pisano Higley

4 Months Ago

I drove cross-country in a van with friends in the late 70s, and lived in West Covina with my Cali c.. read more
What a poetically painted scene - could just feel the mist damping the windows before the hot sun evaporated the moment! Lovely .... and with coffee as well! :-)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Your enthusiasm is much appreciated, as my natural surroundings are the best part of my life (((HUGS.. read more
Remembering my time there means that this lovely poem makes its mark indelibly on me. I am back when I read this and I can see the morning fog over the sea and feel the heat on the back of my neck.
Wonderful.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Thanks for your awesome review! (((HUGS))) It means a lot to be able to transport you! *smile*
Ken Simm.

4 Months Ago

I was watching the pelicans flying slowly just offshore, listening to the sea lions and feeling the.. read more
barleygirl

4 Months Ago

So cool to be bordering on nature!

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barleygirl

Central Coast, CA



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