Stillness Settles

Stillness Settles

A Poem by barleygirl
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ahhhh . . . quiet at last!

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Withering sprigs tremble with fright
quivering ribs reflect the moonlight
dithering jigs muster a meteorite
shivering swigs quench our delight
bickering bigwigs who feign erudite
slithering prigs must tidy our blight
hindering gigs under murky limelight
lingering dibs daub the hush white.

Writers seek crisp originality to describe autumn, a favorite season and topic. Often we capture the change in terrain making us bubbly like champagne. But for me the highlight of autumn is the quietude that descends upon my holiday habitat after summer revelers return to the city grind. No more noisy traffic, an end to leaf blowers, and loads of gun rounds no longer blasting my tranquility. This morning I’m marveling at the hush that’s come over my spot. Even the twittering birds must shush for a bit to soak in the serenity. Goodbye flatlanders! *smile*




© 2018 barleygirl



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barleygirl
Photo taken along the road near where I live.

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This reminds me of my family who live in a town that gets overrun with tourists all summer long...they too love the tranquility that arrives with their departure. Funny thing is that they live in BC (Canada) and I live in the province next door (Alberta) and they all comment on how they hate the Albertans because we are the ones always heading their way to escape the city and colder climate we suffer here :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


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barleygirl

4 Months Ago

You made me hoot out loud! *wink! wink!* (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie



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This makes me giggle! My dad used to get so mad at the "flatlanders" who drove slow when we had somewhere to be. I hate summer, my bipolar and loneliness gets worse in summer, so autumn for me is that time where the depression leaves and I love the weather. I live in the middle of the hustle and bustle of my town, which I love mostly, so I can't tell when we have tourists or not. But I'm so thankful for autumn...it's magic :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

I love your explanations. It's so opposite for me (summer = mania . . . winter = melancholy). Thanks.. read more
Having been born and grown up in a seashore resort I can appreciate your feelings. From a town whose normal population was about 50,000 to one that soared to over 200,000 in the summer months it was quite nice to return to the steady, unrushed beat of of tranquility when summer ended. But still - - ?
Those summer girls, those summer boys - gone.

Take care - Dave

Posted 3 Months Ago


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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

I know exactly what you're saying -- that's why autumn has always brought melancholy. On one hand, I.. read more
I'm happy for you. Peace and quiet is not easy to come by for some of us. May your autumn be serene and marvelous in every way.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

I'm really enjoying the peace & quiet right now, too, even tho it's a Saturday morning! *yippee!* Th.. read more
Poetic homage to 'Peace at Last'! Great linkage with the wordplay and the follow up comments were delightful. Great share … :-)

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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Usually I don't want to explain my poetry, just let the reader take it however he/she does. But this.. read more
I loved the alliteration and the rhyming here, Margie! I suppose your peace comes when the tourists leave...just as mine does when the "snowbirds" leave in March or April. Tourists do change an area...and not always for the good! Still, they do support local businesses and bring in tax revenue. The photo is so lovely....idyllic scene! Lydi**

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing! It's nice to see people after a long lonely winter, but it's nice to see them.. read more
As the silent depths come upon us let us listen to all the quietude we can share together.

regards,
al

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Thank you for adding a few extra notes to the quietude part of my message, becuz some say it didn't .. read more
Quite the unique style ya got there. This being my first taste from your pen I have to pour the wine and see if the wood thrush agrees but for now ..I can hear that serenity.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

This one is far off my usual beaten track. I've seen others doing the prose/poetry blend & thought I.. read more
Perdition

3 Months Ago

Well I guess we'll just have to sit under that starry eyed tree and read out the voice to see who th.. read more
Oi Querida, tanto tempo! Seems like i have been away ages. What a treat your writings are once more to read. Your poem sounds like a gushing river. The beginning, middle and end rhyming is brilliant. You have written a wonderful tribute for the fall season's quitetude.uma beijo grande para você doce amiga.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Un beijo grande para ti, mi amiga (please accept Spanish rather than Portuguese!) I've missed you gr.. read more
Mrudula Rani

3 Months Ago

Muito obrigada para beijo meu Querida.the best thing about WC is warm and wonderful friends like you.. read more
What a wonderful play with words, both in middle and end-rhyme. Your poem certainly features the originality, with respect to Autumn, the reader seeks.

I enjoyed this immensely and thanks for posting. :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

There are certain topics -- autumn, dogs, frogs, my wilderness surroundings -- that I write about so.. read more
Fall is the best! It’s a bit late where I am, so I am in a state of eager anticipation.

This was so much fun to read! All the sounds in the beginning stanza are fantastic and I love how they contradict the thoughts you put forth in the second part of the poem.

I think the contrast in form between the two are also very interesting.

I so enjoyed reading this😆

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

I've never combined prose & poetry . . . I've always been on overdrive, when it comes to being consi.. read more
H L Rose

3 Months Ago

Being at a café can definitely do that! I love finding a nice coffee shop to spend my time writing .. read more

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