Feeling the Tug

Feeling the Tug

A Poem by barleygirl
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the onset of winter . . .

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Any day now . . .
crisp zephyr cajoles
wrestling my resolve
woodsmoke cloaks
my moorings melting
solstice footsteps sing
crackle of frayed shackles
holiday frenzy mainlining
tugs me toward a freebie
fomenting multitudes
blacken my tethers
blast-off beckons
and I fail to find
a reason to resist.

© 2020 barleygirl


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Yes, its here alright and my word, how you have done justice to it Margie .. sometimes ya reach that point when it is futile to rest .. and you just have to let go and succumb .. I better go now before I lose everything and get f*****ing locked out again (BARRED) frequently .. me :)

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

You are fun, whimsical & spot on in your interpretation . . . I'm often way beyond the locked door o.. read more
Beautiful expression of word's

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thank you for flying away with me for a bit (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
a very pleasantly worded read although the subject is a bit cold. you've somehow managed to very accurately capture the feeling of the dreaded onslaught of winter. flying/heading south with the birds isn't a bad idea. to me, it's more of a hard push than a tug. we had rain turned to snow again yesterday.
calgon take me away ... :)

crisp zephyr cajoles
wrestling my resolve

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

This is starting out to be a very dry winter here. We've only had about six drops of rain so far. I .. read more
Pete

1 Month Ago

we've been getting quite a bit of rain but are still behind for the year. politics is politics and .. read more
I think most people find it utterly amazing that we Californians feel anything remote to winter here. Your every line brought attention to all that engages our senses at this most wonderful time of year. Such a powerful presentation, Margie. You really stagger my imagination!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Since your own writing is very staggering (especially the graceful imagery), I take this as a suprem.. read more
This one comes across as a reaction to the wildfires. The long days of stress are finally in the past and a new season beckons. The shackles are indeed frayed and reasons not to celebrate are easily shouted down. Really good imagery in this one. The accompanying illustration matches the words nicely.

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Even tho wildfire season was WILD this year (4 million acres, with our previous high about a million.. read more
Really like this....... cool write.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Most of my writing is playful, flippant, funny, or rhyming OCD . . . but those few times when I get .. read more
light and ashes

1 Month Ago

You're welcome ❤️
Your posted image is awesome and your chosen words do justice to that incredible sight. Oh to have wings to fly. Great post Margie. Keep warm.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Sometimes I write while looking at art, but this time, I had this written in my mind when I awoke on.. read more
what a awesome pic, love that. Some folks just come alive during the holidays, its an excuse to indulge in whatever thrills us.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I love your observation about people coming alive & indulging during the holidays! That's a great in.. read more
Corset

1 Month Ago

It's a beauty in anycase, either way but that's what I took and ran with when I read it :D Hugs back.. read more
Just reading this poem makes me chilly lol. I moved back to Ohio to live with my mom for a while and let me say, I do NOT miss the cold weather lol. It was 18 degrees yesterday morning. I've had to break out parkas. For some reason, all I could think of during this poem was winter lol!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I've lived in California all my life, except for a 6-month time when I lived near Dayton, OH. I was .. read more
Kay/Hayden

1 Month Ago

Lol yes, currently I have a cast on my foot so extra cold toes lol
"crisp zephyr cajoles
wrestling my resolve"
Up, up and away sisterfriend! Your perfect image and fanciful, dancing words are filled with buoyancy and light. I can feel you lifting off as we speak. You go girl! Great language, imagery. Deft alliteration, metaphor. The promise of new Winter, new hope-yes!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Sometimes when I "check in" to see what is up in the world, everything I look at, I think: who cares.. read more

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