Hail the Chaparral

Hail the Chaparral

A Poem by barleygirl
"

yesterday's storm . . .

"

My pantry portal portrays
whimsical wintry squalls
as the blustery Pacific bawls
at me over forsaken terrain
a towering motley backdrop
rips from rushing runoff below
jutting a thick wedge of chaparral
into the smoldering sky above
glacial clouds issue icy showers
hail hammers the thirsty brush
under a dense dazzling drape
sage secrets among veiled vines
syncopated sway of the sycamores
frozen bullets pock and pummel
trouncing treetops with bouncing bark
birds peevishly stop their vernal bop
with mere rustic planks on top
fast-melting ping trickle pop
cacophonous caprice
brings peace.

© 2020 barleygirl


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I am not really sure about the Chaparral thingy (couldn't even spell it properly the first time) so I Googled it to discover that it was some sort of care home
But I can't see a care home doing these things so I will content myself by admiring your vocabulary
I am thinking of starting a BG dictionary, so uh, ya, what is a Chaparral anyhouse?

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Chaparral is where one goes in the boondocks to pick up a load of ticks. Chaparral around here is pu.. read more



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Margie - I love the way you introduce scenes, and by-God, vocabulary I'm totally unfamiliar with. I appreciate the scenery, but I'm reluctant to sit, reading your writing ,with a dictionary close at hand.
(I MUST ADMIT THAT I DO THOUGH!)
Keep broadening my vocabulary - Dave

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


to die in the rain....to wail in the hail
i am smitten with this stormy piece
your cacophony has brought me peace
with homonyms galore
those pelting words of your....

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I forgot about homonyms! Now I need to think about using them on purpose! I write like I used to pla.. read more
I am not really sure about the Chaparral thingy (couldn't even spell it properly the first time) so I Googled it to discover that it was some sort of care home
But I can't see a care home doing these things so I will content myself by admiring your vocabulary
I am thinking of starting a BG dictionary, so uh, ya, what is a Chaparral anyhouse?

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Chaparral is where one goes in the boondocks to pick up a load of ticks. Chaparral around here is pu.. read more

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barleygirl
barleygirl

Central Coast, CA



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