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Nighttime Romp

Nighttime Romp

A Poem by barleygirl
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collaboration with Jon Roggie . . .

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He nudges the door open
water dripping from his tail
after splashing in the rainfall
paws paint a splattered trail.

Grabbing a couple dry towels
before chasing down the hall
I curb his muddy enthusiasm
to dodge a bedspread brawl.

Curls in front of the fireplace.
Tired.
Paws twitch,
chasing a dream.

Yip! Snip! Whine! Yip!
Sleepytime sobs
spread smiles.



© 2018 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
Here in California, we don't get much rain in recent years -- only 5" (13cm) so far this winter! . . . So wet dogs are not a problem very often!

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The contrasting styles of the stanzas helps to create the two viewpoints of the " protagonists". The self protective human v. resigned soggy dog. Our response with our muddy hound is slightly less poetic, but quite effective... ** smile**.



Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jon Roggie

5 Months Ago

The fun part is being able to match a couple of voices.
Jon
Norman223

5 Months Ago

I think it's called "harmony". :-))
Jon Roggie

5 Months Ago

Well said.



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This was all her idea. I just came along for the ride.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

You were the main architect of this idea! But I liked the part where you shook your fur & splattered.. read more
Awwww....what a cute write. I could picture the scene. No fun having a wet dog running through the house. The love you have for your dogs shines through every line. Lydi**

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

We've had about 7 dry winters, so I've stopped keeping a pile of towels by the door anymore! *sigh!*.. read more
AW super sweet!...yes those pawprints everywhere!..but ya gotta love our furry friends..so cute, nice imagery...feel good poetry. :-)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

Living in the country, one has to be tolerant of dirty or muddy paws. Good thing it doesn't rain muc.. read more
Jon Roggie

5 Months Ago

Margie brought us some rain. Might have a few more muddy paws.
Jon
barleygirl

5 Months Ago

I just washed my quilt but there will be more muddy paws this week, I suspect! *smile*
Such a lovely poem. Sleepytime sobs spread smiles...I really like that line. :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

I love that you loved that line! Thanks for stopping by to share! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
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Margie, you tricked me! I saw the title and thought something much different that what I read. Still, it is an artful and enjoyable read and a bit different from your other work. As you do so often, you brightened my usually dark den tonight with this piece. Congrats on a successful collaboration!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

Jon came up with the title . . . someone else also read this in a sensual way, rather than a canine .. read more
Jon Roggie

5 Months Ago

I chose the title in a completely innocent manner!
Jon
well i can tell you Marge it’s a problem here. towels in the cabinet by the side door, i tell jackson to stay, he does and so begins the drying because he too like the bed.
you possess a flavorful sweetness in your writing!

regards,
al

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

Muddy paw prints on my clean sheets . . . hate when that happens, but I can't kick them out of my be.. read more
ooooooooo you are waxing free verse me dear! ....pretty risque' is it not?! ;) you captured a moment all dog lovers know and love to hate ...water everywhere ..Bella has been dainty all her life ..won't go out in the rain, the snow, the wind ... won't put her pretty (big) feet in a puddle. However, since moving to the wild forests and inspired ( i think) by little puppy Beauregard ... they both are walking ankle deep in the stream and love it ... still the Mastiffs, a retriever, are not. you poem is endearing and warms me heart and mind .. its 1 am...super blue moon is all that...supposed to turn blood in the dawn hrs.... i am ready
E.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

I always love to hear the details about your furry friends! Maybe you were reminded of our false sta.. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

ahahaha sent you mail on that poop stuff ...we need to do it... maybe even to include my Armadillo f.. read more
This is a such a delight to read!
You painted the perfect picture in our minds with simplicity and beauty!
The last stanza is probably my favourite!
Love,
Zubia

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

Thank you for your sweet appreciation. I usually write in a more complex way, so it was Jon's influe.. read more
Lovely poem Margie! It was lively and playful and got me remembering the black lab our family had while I was growing up, she was soo sweet and playfully energetic like the dog you describe here.

"Yip! Snip! Whine! Yip!
Sleepytime sobs
spread smiles."

Beautiful use of onomatopoeia to capture that moment and the last two lines closed the poem so sweetly.

Very nice, light and warm:)

Hailey



Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

I love learning tricks from everyone on this website & one of these tricks is the use of onomatopoei.. read more
It is fun and play to have those wet dogs after rain and a good soak. You describe that marvelously and with your witty good ways.
You must like your (Peros)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

6 Months Ago

We haven't had rain in so long, I don't even keep my dry towels by the door anymore in winter! Thank.. read more
Sami Khalil

6 Months Ago

You are both welcome.

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