Did He Notice?

Did He Notice?

A Poem by barleygirl
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true story . . .

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This autumn skipped ahead to a frisky brisk
my crockpot’s bubbling a thick squash bisque
pardon this pause in our bracing fall days
as Father Sun sets the sycamores ablaze.

This late Indian Summer crept up on me
swapping hot coffee for a lemon sun tea
gradually the fervor began to penetrate
as a mellow fellow stood at my front gate.

Offering his thanks with a careless hug
my insides fired up a mean jitterbug
barely grasping the gentle of his touch
my thermostat clearly popped its clutch.

I couldn’t tell if it was sizzling or chilly
goosebumps swept my spine all willy-nilly
as fiery flashes painted red splashes
my mind traversed some wicked whiplashes.

I gasped when he offered a dinner invite
my vision periphery turned frosty white
lavender emanated with scented lotus
can’t help but wonder: Did he notice?




© 2017 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
Indian Summer = a late heat spell in autumn
Yesterday it got up to 105*F (40*C) here, but I didn't even notice the blistering heat as I was standing at my gate being invited to dinner for the first time in about five years . . .

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Your poetic account unfolds so tenderly, through the warmth of the world both inside and out. And I saw your note as well, and saw how the day colored your canvas with a sweet joy. Made me smile to sense it all unfolding for you there, and I lift my glass to you now. Cheers! :)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Not much excitement occurs out here in the boondocks, so I gotta document each little joy & surprise.. read more
An owl on the moon

3 Weeks Ago

Ah, I expect a poetic soul in the bookdocks to shake spring from every stone. (((Hugs))) :)



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oh ...he noticed all right ..noticed or dead says i! i have been following your blistering heat my love ... Indian Summers are spectacular in my book .. i remember one January in SD we were putting on wood shingles on a new home ...the temps -20 and less in the wind ...when we were about half done it was in the 60s ... ohhhhh what a joy ... great fun rhyming barley .. especially spoken to by "my crockpot’s bubbling a thick squash bisque" ooooooooooo yummy!
E.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Weeks Ago

Last night, the salsa was almost too hot for my taste, but I dived in with gusto anyway! *wink! wink.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Weeks Ago

i had my first taste of ghost pepper last week...let me tell you...it only takes a little ..size doe.. read more
barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Fun share! I'm too chicken sh** to try a ghost pepper! Back in my younger days, working with many Hi.. read more
love Indian Summer, just love this time of year...and love squash...this is a tasty offering...
and i love this invite...i hope it works out super....
j.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Weeks Ago

Mexican food wasn't the only that that put a little burnish on my lips last night! *wink! wink!* Tha.. read more
' Did he notice? ' You must be joking!

You write such happiness in your poems.. arms full of finely laid words, apostraphitic (new word) touches of absolute charm, cheekines, a touch of 'how's yer father'... and that great though brief ending!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Weeks Ago

I didn't realize how funny/ironic my final question would be, until I got some great responses simil.. read more
emmajoy

4 Weeks Ago

Isn't it wonderful when words or phrases just turn up, shove over intentions and shout, ' Let me, .. read more
This is a kind of BYO poem - I read lots of spicy euphemisms in it but it could also be quite 'Pride and Prejudice' stlye innocent if read another way !
Surely the mark of a talented pen BG.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Weeks Ago

When you're as old as dirt & the sensual delights only roll around every five years or so, believe m.. read more
Kind of hard not to notice something like that. So yeah, he did notice haha
A good one though.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


barleygirl

4 Weeks Ago

I love the way you give me a guy's perspective on these things! *smile* (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
Sounds like things were getting hot over there! The quirky rhymes somehow went quite well with the tone and seeming starstruckness.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Weeks Ago

I was transported waaaay back to that goofy first-date feeling! Thanks for catching that! (((HUGS))).. read more
You go girl! Great poem and great happenings. Love the brisk tone and Indian Summer imagery. Form and rhyme excellent. Good luck Margie!:)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


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barleygirl

4 Weeks Ago

It was a nice evening out, even if my dogs felt highly neglected! *smile* (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
Annette Pisano Higley

4 Weeks Ago

Yay Margie!! The dogs are just jealous! :):)
Ya gotta watch those clutch-popping thermostats! Of course he noticed. I hope your doggies don't get jealous.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Weeks Ago

I love the way you know me so well even from this distance! *wink! wink!* Yes, my dogs really did re.. read more

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