Midnight Musings

Midnight Musings

A Poem by barleygirl
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about the constellation "Lyra" . . .

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Stirring at midnight . . . a sprinkly-dinkly scattering
of sketchy evocative notes . . . a sparkling sprig of
sage is prickling natty notes on a mythical harp
as curiosity twirls me along toward an expanse of
unobstructed night sky within an oak leaf border:
there’s Vega, a singular star with superior shine
attracting attention for star-spangled brethren . . .
my stardust-filled gaze hones in on lyrical Lyra
a tinkly-crinkly melody first passed along by Apollo
in celebration of Orpheus . . . his music known as
more charming and melodic than any mortal man,
his music pacifies rage and visits hope upon the blue,
Lyra is his legendary harp launched by eagle’s wings
to ensnare our notice and spark our imaginations . . .
eyes uplifted to the inky moonless summer skies
anointed by harmonious blissful whispers of yore
let’s stretch ourselves to fully imaginate a missive . . .
ah yes, it’s the symphony of hope and rejuvenation
a summons to fling crusty old dirges out to sea
and open up to a vision of far-fetched tomorrows
we can’t be waylaid by widespread cynicism . . .
step into the arena and take those first few steps
begin the dance and a song will show you the way.




© 2018 barleygirl



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WOW, Margie!
You swept me up into a soaring journey through the heavens and enthrallingly incomparable world of your amazingly creative imagination.
Love your use of alliteration, and the consonance of vowels, adjectives, and metaphor throughout … such a feeling of lightness and wonderment pervades the moment and atmosphere of this brilliant piece.
Some things I wish I'd written, or could have, to be more exact.

I could slather a page on this one, Margie, but why wear my welcome thin, eh?
Thank you most gratefully for the sweet experience shared! ⁓ Richard : )

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

You are very astute in noticing I don’t go for an extreme amount of slathering! *wink! wink!* I ap.. read more



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"Prickling natty notes", sounds mysterious and alluring.

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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

After 30+ years as a technical writing, where everything is direct & literal, lately I've been havin.. read more
I liked this very much, Margie. I prefer your poems that are unstructured. There is a lot of humour in this with the ironic use of wordplay. At least I took it that you were sending up poetic conventions. The tone changes subtly throughout until you reach a final benediction.

I liked the adjectives - 'natty' etc at the beginning, and then the 'symphony of hope and regeneration' is lovely. Enjoyed this a lot.
Love from Marianne


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barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I am thinking it was your story “Violin” where I first was working with you on a review & it sur.. read more
Oh wow awesome poem!! I love to write n read poems with information that pleases intellectuals so I enjoyed your brilliant starry muse inspired by the astral world. Such poetic notes are strummed by your poets pen here. Kudos.
Soo nice to read from u again, Pleez do write your thoughts/comment under my newest poem too, titled, "jumbo jet vs jackdaws and jays". interaction via poetry is my way to say hi poem pals always.


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barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I also like to look up information & words & ideas before I begin to write some of my poems. I often.. read more
What a magical adventure! There's always something so enticing and enchanting about the night and specifically stars, and you've captured that feeling and stuck it onto a page, with mystique and a bit of zaniness. Exactly what poetry should be.

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barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I’ve never heard anyone else express that exactly the way I feel it! Perfect thoughts! Being insom.. read more
What a subliminal message to fling crusty old dirges out to sea and open up to vision of far-fetched tomorrows! You are surrounded by beauty day and night that inspires you to write spectacular poems, Margie Querida. An expanse of an unobstructed night sky with in a oak leaf border sounds so romantically divine.
Next lunar eclipse will be on 27-28 of July (2018) supposed to be the longest. I don't know if you can see in USA. Just letting the moon child know! Um beijo.

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barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Thank you for telling me about the eclipse! I’ll look it up to see if it’s visible here. Having .. read more
Painting the skies with a melody of description and wonderful signs of the moon, stars, and solar system.


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barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much for reading & appreciating my insomnia musings! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
Otherworldly and spontaneous. Your arena is galactic and magical. I journey through your words of nightly showrooms. Those stars evoke our deepest longings to be emblazoned like light emblems. Your are truly shinning.

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barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Being a methodical person, I’m stuck on writing about the full moon, so I wanted to try to portray.. read more
Sami Khalil

4 Months Ago

Wow! You are welcome.
"begin the dance and a song will show you the way" absolutely brilliant! It's that first step that is the most difficult, but once you take it, everything changes! The imagery you employ in this one is stunning and the alliteration makes the lines flow so well. Great one, Margie. Lydi**



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barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Thank you for appreciating that last line, which has been my theme quite a bit lately . . . trying t.. read more
A very creatively intelligent write with beautiful wonder pouring out in your words.
Lovely work Margie.

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barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Thanks so much for stopping by to share in my wonder at the stars & what they might represent! (((HU.. read more
Margie, me thinks you have been on that magical carpet ride again, star gazing with a leafy border... of course there HAS to me music when star gazing, as the stars sing when we watch them and especially when Lyra is in view... it's a wonderful sight to be able to see the stars, the open sky, no lights, just theirs... it's magical isn't it...

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barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I’ve lived in the boondocks so long now, I forget that there’s so much ambient light for most pe.. read more

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