Jiggled and Jostled

Jiggled and Jostled

A Poem by Lydia Shutter
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Sometimes it's just not enough

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Artwork by Richard Johnson “Evening Comes”

 

 

 

 

Love jiggled and jostled
through the humid salt air
the mercury continued to rise
till it seemed even the ice
in my Beefeater’s and tonic
would ignite


T
ossed and tumbled emotions
rode the waves
while your magical fingers
strummed your guitar
voluptuous music
on a heretofore wordless journey

M
y words floated on your chords
like golden stars in an ebon sky
inspired by humid salt air
love jiggled and jostled
but never quite found its home

 

 

© 2013 Lydia Shutter


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I could hear the music, feel your words...so sad the two never quite found there home, but perhaps some relationships are just not meant to be. Love your description - jiggled and jostled...and the Richard Johnson painting is one of my favorites. The perfect painting to accompany your lovely words.

This week has been so busy for me...I'm so glad I can take a few minutes and catch up on your poetry. :) Julie

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

I appreciate the time you took to read me and leave such a lovely review, Julie. Don't work too har.. read more



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I could hear the music, feel your words...so sad the two never quite found there home, but perhaps some relationships are just not meant to be. Love your description - jiggled and jostled...and the Richard Johnson painting is one of my favorites. The perfect painting to accompany your lovely words.

This week has been so busy for me...I'm so glad I can take a few minutes and catch up on your poetry. :) Julie

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

I appreciate the time you took to read me and leave such a lovely review, Julie. Don't work too har.. read more
Jiggled and jostled ...
But oh it made great buttermilk !
And the music beat a tune like a spoon in pancake batter
Sometime you have to wait till morning light
Long past the the jigger and Beefeater courage
To wake to another singing in the kitchen
little bubbles in the wine,
little bubbles show when to flip a pancake too
if the skillets not too hot.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Quite the interesting review....with metaphor all its own. Thanks. Lydi**
Sounds like the ideally romantic, torrid, dreamy love affair... sometimes things that perfect are just never meant to last. I could almost hear the strum of that guitar and smell that humid air. It all unfolded before me like a romantic feel good music video. Love that artwork too...it's just meant for this poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Sanober, it was true....way back when. He wrote the music, I wrote the lyrics, but it was not meant.. read more
Aha, I always had you pegged for a Gin drinker Lydi, with or without a twist? As usual your words I applaud. Your friend in words, Pete

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Haven't had a drink in over 10 years, but it was Beefeater's, tonic, and a twist of lime....you know.. read more
Commitment is the key to love is the message here and that's why this relationship was tempestuous and doubtless became stranded on rocky shores!

A sensuous write to savor !

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Tom. Lydi**
Excellent free verse isn't easy to write, but it seems to me that you have mastered this art form. I love the order, flow, cadence, imagery, and vernacular of this poem. You developed your enduring theme from beginning to end leaving nothing out. This girl was attracted to this guitarist’s alluring music as iron is attracted to a far off magnet whereby the magnet isn’t strong enough to pull the iron into it. Would that I could write a metered rhyming poem on this theme with as much creativity. I’ll keep this poem in the back of my mind from now on for some future attempt on the same theme, but in my usual style.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Thank you for this lovely review. I used to write a lot of rhyming poetry, but I feel free verse ha.. read more
Aethereal

7 Years Ago

You're welcome! I'll let you know when I've written a rhyming poem on this same theme. It won't be e.. read more
Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Great, I look forward to it.
Extraordinary, Lydi...it's never enough, it always takes work lol, lovely lament, Madame Lydi. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Ev. Have a great day. Lydi**
¥ay $wagger

7 Years Ago

You are very welcome, Madame Lydi. :)
Some attractions just never quite get there! Beautiful poem and the picture is just breathtaking! ;-)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much. Lydi**
This poem reminded me of the one time I actually thought I'd chase down a guitarist and make him mine....and when I had his attention "meh" sigh.
Its a lovely poem with an inescapable dose of reality.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Yup, this one was real way back when.....long ago and far away for sure. Thanks, Tammy....guitar pl.. read more
Oh that darned jiggling and jostling plays havoc with us girlies .. This was so beautiful to read .. I had thee most perfect vision whilst reading it. I hope Love found it's home in the end though !
Thanks for sweet, clever share
:-)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much for the review. Lydi**

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