Sycamore Troubadour

Sycamore Troubadour

A Poem by barleygirl
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photo = out my back door

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As autumn daybreaks crawl closer to frost
riverside sentinels grow more crisscrossed
with splatters of tawny topaz and gold
as brittle leaves murmur and blue-jays scold.

Each crunch and crackle deeply resonates
tossing open my nostalgia floodgates
imposing limbs sway as fluttering flora soars
a crooning tribute to my sycamore troubadour.

Echoes of his voice ever gentle on my mind
with past and present only loosely entwined
lyrical squiggles lure me into romance
as hungering harmony spurs spirits to dance.

Each nibbling nudge sparks my imagination
I simply can’t relinquish this infatuation
each moment I’m tangled in his melody
our heavenly waltz is where I want to be.




© 2017 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
Blustery autumn days beckon long-ago song and dance . . .

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This write is so tenderly beautiful it screams of love and desire and many of loves happy hours. Sharing a love no I have none but once in love I know I had won. Families all raised now and I all alone but I'm at peace with my self and have peace of mind I am not even depressed at some times Some say its lonely to live alone But my Six Siblings done mind when I call they always have time for me to say a few kind words Like I love your are you having a nice day I laugh and I smile as I sent them on there way to talk with their spouse who lives around the house. excellent Poem My Friend.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

You have written many kind & caring reviews for me, but this one tops the list! Always love it when .. read more



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This write is so tenderly beautiful it screams of love and desire and many of loves happy hours. Sharing a love no I have none but once in love I know I had won. Families all raised now and I all alone but I'm at peace with my self and have peace of mind I am not even depressed at some times Some say its lonely to live alone But my Six Siblings done mind when I call they always have time for me to say a few kind words Like I love your are you having a nice day I laugh and I smile as I sent them on there way to talk with their spouse who lives around the house. excellent Poem My Friend.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

You have written many kind & caring reviews for me, but this one tops the list! Always love it when .. read more
Some memories cannot never leave us.
"Echoes of his voice ever gentle on my mind
with past and present only loosely entwined
lyrical squiggles lure me into romance
as hungering harmony spurs spirits to dance."
I loved the above lines. When we have found perfect place and perfect people. Will be tattoos upon our heart and mind. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

Your special & observant words take my humble message to new heights! Thanks so much! (((HUGS))) Fon.. read more
Coyote Poetry

11 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Margie.
If your sycamore starts to travel you might want to put that cork back in the wine bottle. (laughing) But I suppose your attention can travel to all the adventures coalescing there. I enjoyed the visit to your backyard. Hmm...that didn't sound right. Oh well....it's a reviewer's risk.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

The first line of your review would be a good opening line for a poem. That's the true heart of a po.. read more
Impressively metaphorical and amazingly lovely. You bring all the senses to bear and enjoy. No cut and dry in your passions for all.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

Thank you most of all for saying "no cut & dry" -- this is the supreme compliment! (((HUGS))) Fondly.. read more
Sami Khalil

11 Months Ago

You are welcome.
Your words paint such a lovely picture. Not just of the sights, but the sounds that accompany them.
Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us.

Take care - Dave

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

I used to forget about sensory observations until I started on this website about 2 years ago . . . .. read more
Dave

11 Months Ago

You are very deserving of whatever compliments that are given you. I always find it a pleasure to r.. read more
I was just about to mention 'those autumn leaves' when I saw that Norman beat me to it. One of my favourite songs (which I play on my alto sax!). As you have shown so well nature is a rich vein for poets to mine and 'spark our imagination'. I suppose the seasons are a particularly strong metaphor for our human condition and I guess autumn may resonate with poets of our 'maturity'. This is a cracking poem you have written with lots of subtle and (to me) slightly opaque references - for example 'sycamore troubadour'. Great work!
All the best,
Alan

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

Yes, I do like that song a lot & I'm impressed that you can play it on a sax! You have many hidden t.. read more
About your poems they are really perfect for me. I don't see any weak points. Very clear precise form. Also reader can develop own meaning there is some free stream in your words. For me very great style.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

Thank you very much for your kind words. I've been writing for 30+ years, so keep on practicing your.. read more
Tropique de carcasse

11 Months Ago

I writing about 20 years and on writers caffee i am about 5 years. I can see some progress on my poe.. read more

Here we have autumn personified for sure. Truly beautiful.
Oh' and by the way, it would seem yours are far bigger and more beautiful than mine Margie.....Neville


Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

Thanks so much for your kind comments (((HUGS))) . . . I'm just glad I'm not the guy living below th.. read more
Beautiful imagery, and a beautiful picture. There's so much in nature to take notice of and take inspiration from.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

It seems when I think about writing something about humans, I'm usually thinking negative thoughts. .. read more
"The falling leaves drift by my window. Those falling leaves of red and gold"
Your poem, Margie, graphically brought the words of this old song back to me, as I watched our garden being virtually covered in Lime, Apple and Oak leaves as autumn is giving way to winter. With the lack of rain, the crackle underfoot creates its own autumn symphony, soon to be replaced by the rake's coda.





Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

11 Months Ago

If I had a citrus tree, I would be feeding those leaves to my bunnies, who enjoy them like crackers... read more
barleygirl

11 Months Ago

I forgot to mention . . . the song you mention has always been a favorite & reminds me of days gone .. read more

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