Quiescent on the Cusp

Quiescent on the Cusp

A Poem by barleygirl
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open to interpretation . . .

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Slash blustery betrayals
beyond the driftwood dance
parsing pithy persnickety
over hellish happenstance
frosty bedecked contrails
converge upon my thirst
nifty sissies floundering
as parrots plunge beak-first
despite strife and discord
a looming cliff quiescent
edged by purple prickly pears
troubled and tumescent
among frozen spires of scorn
trekking down is in doubt
or a curious climb out of murk
up a towering beanstalk sprout
having faith in the endless sky
seems a simple choice to make
but some still sink down further
misled by misery’s ache.

© 2020 barleygirl


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your extreme vocabulary has got me on this one ( as a result of quitting school in grade ten and continuing my education in the neighborhood pubs and bars where long, intelligent sounding words are so badly slurred they are rarely attempted) and I believe this is the first time ever that I have actually, first hand seen, the word Quiescent used (amazingly, I spelled it correctly the first time!!!) so I am off now to access Google to learn its meaning and also absorb whatever synonyms that may be associated with it
Have a pleasant day
BG

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I finally hit on it this morning. The less I have to say, the more I go overboard using big words. I.. read more



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Interpretation? Why would I do that when the words ring so beautifully in my mind? Climbing up the beanstalk while having faith in the endless sky combined with plunging parrots, this is why I love you, no one else could combine these words. I write poetry but you sing it.
In line three, I thought the word was "persnickety". With love and respect, you can use any damn word or spelling you choose.

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thank you for the spellcheck! Great catch! A friend mentioned the movie "Into the Woods" after readi.. read more
Oh God, the vocabulary.... Dancing majestically. You are amazing... Hats off...

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I might've mentioned to you that my dad was highly abusive, raping me & 2 of my sisters regularly, p.. read more
Dreamer Sima

1 Month Ago

I love this talent of yours.. Pls continue writing in this manner and keep surprising us...
This is amazing and I loved each line and each was a well written surprise. You are very good at this.

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I have learned everything I know by reading cafe poets -- that's the only poetry I ever read. I've b.. read more
A battering cascade descends every footfall going helter-skelter in jittery kinetic linguistical minuets, nuanced; only periodically quiescent, revealing simple truths utterly versified within xenogentic yeasty zymurgy.

Thanks for sharing.

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I get it. You're the type who always has to "one-up" the person. You win, hands down (((HUGS))) Fond.. read more
Delmar Cooper

1 Month Ago

Just living in the shadow of the master, er mistress.
I loved how you used the language dear Margie. They danced to perfect meaning and allowed the reader to see and feel the meaning. Hello dear friend and thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thank you for stopping by on my wavelength of experimentation! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You did well dear Margie and you are welcome.
Such smooth word whorls as you dance us into surrender with such amazing fleet of foot wordplay

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Yep! I don't know what the heck this poem is about, either! *wink! wink!* I just felt like a little .. read more
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Gee
Jesus, I'll have to book an appointment to have the knots removed from my tongue, it's tied and twisted in all directions...inimitable is my word for you( if that correct)
Hope you are well ma'am

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

You sent me to google . . . inimitable is one of those words that could be compliment, could be a pu.. read more
Gee

1 Month Ago

It is offered up as a compliment m'dear :))
your extreme vocabulary has got me on this one ( as a result of quitting school in grade ten and continuing my education in the neighborhood pubs and bars where long, intelligent sounding words are so badly slurred they are rarely attempted) and I believe this is the first time ever that I have actually, first hand seen, the word Quiescent used (amazingly, I spelled it correctly the first time!!!) so I am off now to access Google to learn its meaning and also absorb whatever synonyms that may be associated with it
Have a pleasant day
BG

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I finally hit on it this morning. The less I have to say, the more I go overboard using big words. I.. read more

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Added on November 28, 2020
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