Lumberjack Daze

Lumberjack Daze

A Poem by barleygirl
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how woodcutting brings up reveries . . .

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A marine layer up and down this coast
infuses August with a tranquil toast
the briny breeze is a cooling riposte
unbridling energy from the innermost.

Mornings beckon the harvest of oak
scent of sawdust, a daze is evoked
winter chill mixed with wisps of smoke
brow now beaded with each saw stroke.

Tottering on a seasonal verge
steadily freed from summer’s scourge
antsy anticipation is on the upsurge
an autumn feast all mine to splurge.

Ultimately deep in a lumberjack daze
adrenalin awareness as a branch sways
crrrrrack! splintering into crashing melees
triggers cinnamon crackle of holidays.




© 2017 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
It's that time of year when I start doing the work of keeping my crackling woodstove going all winter . . . *mmmmmm!*

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ohhhhh such rich anticipation .. how i do love the wood stove and all the ritual that attends it .. well said my friend .. can not believe one more summer is ending ..damn...i am so slow i am still in the first day that the pool opens :)) wonderful read for me ma'am
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

We've been having an unseasonably cool August, which sparks a strong longing for everything autumn ... read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

hugs to you too :)



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Its always nice to sit in front of a crackling fire place with someone special sitting between your feet a kiss or too and you know your there a lovers delight for both to share The heat it will bring will warm both heart till spring.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

There's so much more to enjoying a fire, than just the heat. It's the whole ambiance, the crackling,.. read more
Nothing like the sweat of pulling a crosscut saw to get one in the mood for winter. Don't forget to gather the acorns. They roast up nicely in that hardwood fire.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

I've done a few batches of acorns in recent years, but it's pretty work-intensive! I'd rather do han.. read more
Do you cut the lumber? I believe a woman is very sexy who can chop wood with skill. I liked this poem. Old fashion feel and create good places and vision. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

I have been cutting about half of my firewood by hand in recent years . . . I use a hand saw & a lon.. read more
Coyote Poetry

11 Months Ago

You are a talented lady and you are welcome my friend.
I looveeeee thiss. I love how you combined everything together. Such an incredible poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I love cutting firewood for my woodstove in the autumn. It's one of those things that few people get.. read more
I like the rhythm of this one BG - it's like a rocksteady saw stroke and the new season heralded by the sound of trunks falling down. For me it's the lack of swift's screaming in the eaves - an eerie silence after months of co-habiting.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I love the autumn share from your point of view. Here, the oak acorns have started to hit my metal c.. read more
Doing the same at the moment. But I'm not able to write such a piece about it. This I can hear recited.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Another gorgeous foggy morning here . . . going outside as soon as I finish this comment, so I can d.. read more
Ken Simm.

1 Year Ago

You know I really miss that morning fog. Mind you could put up with anything different from the wet .. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Our fog is high & dry, thankfully! At one point earlier this summer, we had tropical storm Donald co.. read more
sounds warm and cozy,i can smell pie baking

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I'm no good at pies, but you can drop by & bake one for me while I saw a few logs! *wink! wink!* Tha.. read more
I love the changing of season.. autumn is my fave..with its crisp winds and the smokey scents .. your poem says it all.. nicely done in poetic verse..

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Seems autumn has come early this year, but I'll be whining when we get that last blast of Indian Sum.. read more
ohhhhh such rich anticipation .. how i do love the wood stove and all the ritual that attends it .. well said my friend .. can not believe one more summer is ending ..damn...i am so slow i am still in the first day that the pool opens :)) wonderful read for me ma'am
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

We've been having an unseasonably cool August, which sparks a strong longing for everything autumn ... read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

hugs to you too :)
Well she's a lumberjack & that's okay as long as she sleeps all night & she works all day....
I guess it is that time of year again. Gonna have to get my McCulloch out again...Nice

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Well, now you've got an idea for a whole-nother lumberjacking poem! I like it! *smile* Thanks for st.. read more
Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

pleasure.....................

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Added on August 19, 2017
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