Final Fluttering Leaf

Final Fluttering Leaf

A Poem by barleygirl
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seasons changing . . .

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February sparks anticipation
each new sprout a hopeful validation
catapult ahead with winter behind
chase a final fluttering leaf entwined
encouraged by the babbling brook’s bubbles
soon I lose track of previous troubles.

Foamy boulders my golden leaf skirting
like tawny locks and amber eyes flirting
sliding gracefully along the contours
reminiscent of your shy overtures
buoyant memories are strangled by a troll
romping mesmerized into a dark hole.

I scramble to find my fluttering leaf
but winter consumes old hopes like a thief
no more comfortable leaves for me to chase
seasonal losses compel me to face
compulsory change like a caterpillar
time to release smothering familiar.

Coming of spring is lonely as can be
bound to stop missing all those who left me
finally the sun melts a big breakthrough
try to embrace all that’s startlingly new
now I see my way clearly to summer
pursuing a very different drummer.

© 2017 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
Springtime always brings the option of a new beginning . . .

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dearest Margie... just survived a death-defying ride
in a rain storm in early January... even snow falling would be a blessing
with better footing. Now I will plant pansies that will survive snow
and winds where love abides. February red roses will arrive in
boxes with ribbons and Valentine words. And then March will bring
Irish blessings and such... so we are on our way to buds of new
beginnings where Gladiolus reach up to the sky and Summertime is
best with cool lemons and sugar. truly, Pat

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Months Ago

For one month I've been buried in the task of writing a book (230 pgs!) I've almost forgotten to sto.. read more



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this is so beautiful....but yes, that truth...there will be a new spring each year...there will be those last leaves clinging...but we also remember those leaves who fell from the tree of life...and there is sadness...some tears that fall in spring.
j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Years Ago

I love the cycles of life. I'm always reminded that there's a new beginning & everything can start f.. read more
Barleygirl,
Enjoyed your poem of seasons changing. Very well written with your words gently flowing into images of nature running its course. Your poem is bouncing with color and the seasons sounds as new life awakens from winters hibernation. New thoughts and movements spur joy and energy. Thank you for a delightful write.
Peace and Blessings,
Richie b.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Years Ago

Your comments are so imaginative & poetic, it feels like a poem too! *smile* (((HUGS))) Thanks for s.. read more
This is what we call SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
That feeling of despondency when nature sleeps and life loses its colour. But already there are signs of "awakening" that reminds us that this torpor of attitude WILL change.
I also enjoyed detecting (formulating) other subtle references in your poem. Nice one Margie(((Hugs)))

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Years Ago

I used to get "SAD" bad! That was when I worked inside an office building without being near windows.. read more
I have said this before, but it bears repeating. I love when you can connect the big picture stuff to everyday life. These probably qualify as some sort if extended analogy. But they never feel forced or contrived, just a natural flow from one to the other.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much for the awesome compliment. I am inspired by Jacob's writing which takes a metap.. read more
It's been a bit of a winter.
Feel like a brown bear now coming out of hibernation. ( Do you have bears where you are. Did you give that Fireman back.) Yes the days are getting lighter. Feeling good.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Years Ago

No bears, but we have cougars & wild boar here. This has been a real gnarly winter for the first tim.. read more
Paul Bell

3 Years Ago

Need to take that back now. Arctic weather on the way. boo.....
barleygirl

3 Years Ago

We've now had 20" (50cm) of rain since the 2nd week in January! It's been soooo awesome after 6 year.. read more

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