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Red Poppies

Red Poppies

A Poem by barleygirl
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inspired by artwork . . .

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Peanut butter platitudes
stuck in the muck of dismay
upside down merry-go-round
insisting on come-what-may
sluicing sinewave synapses
a popping red poppy display
itsy-bitsy bitterroot ditzies
willing to meet us halfway.

Stars decline to stay fallen
rising up to rapture again
lascivious lingering lizard
might be more than a friend
snappy red poppy doppler
foretelling fanciful rain
cherry blossom caresses
a gyro clouding my brain.

A woodsy exploratory
swinging from vine to vine
a chattering rapscallion
with designs to feel just fine
twiggy dangle of tasty figs
red poppies pop a mainline
canopy carrousel on a spin
along destiny’s blind coastline.

© 2021 barleygirl


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we do seek our escapes for sure .. the Poppy not the worst says i! there are much more devastating and cheaper ways to addict ourselves to things aren't there?! your social sharpness always astute in its expression of feelings Marge ... i am happy to see it toned down a twig or two ... the vote is past being in says i ... debates and vitriol should be done as well .. watching the House debates it seems not to be so ... we have lost long ago the art of compromise in favor of partisan disregard and accusation .. i vote and then i pray ... hopefully the Fed. system of governance will prevail and our Country and Citizens made stronger in every way. love you style .. your unique langauge and rhyme .. an absolute delight to read ... i can so see it published in the early editions of "Mother Earth News" back in those also tumultuous times .. the 60s ;) you need to read Patricia's poem " Red Breasted Nuthatcher Lament" .. you'll get a kick out of it :)
E.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

i watch and listen until i don't .. i rather hear their own words from their own mouths than be told.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Well, I need a cane, when I'm not using my wheelchair, so I guess you're saying I'M the cur . . . *w.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

yes but you are not of age yet missy! ;)))



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Margie's Hi I was drunk the other day when I read this, I think it was the Merry-go-round , going in circles i decided not to review but now I will, but pass up on the merry-go-round, now I'm having hair of the dog' they say its the cure but you know I'm on my second so do forgive this review, the poppy it can be good and bad, by the way love the pic because add color to what you express and i love the write because the words are very colorful it made me think of Alice and wonderland, i like, im on my 3rd pint.

thank you for great write

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

When I started at the cafe, I did not use artwork on my pages becuz I was a "purist" -- felt I shoul.. read more
an intriguing flower with words that do it justice. top-notch word crafting and imagery knitting. couldn't help but think of the wizard of oz when the witch put them to sleep in a field of poppies through her crystal ball. "poppies, poppies, sleep, sleep". writing like this just sucks one in with no escape holding from start to finish. many memorable gems ... :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Your review is a bouquet of wildflowers loosely bundled in an ancient butter crock full of cracks an.. read more
The carousel spins blindly and here's hoping destiny stays kind...
I loved the word energy in this write and the alliterations here! Awesome... 'a chattering rapscallion'! So deliciously visual of a wily politician. Having used the word for my poem you just reviewed, I love its sheer power!
I enjoyed this poem absolutely, Ms. Margie. And the very lively artwork too.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

This poem was an attempt to get far away from my yearlong odyssey as one of those severely political.. read more
dearest Margie... a vase full of Poppies...
represents more than meets the "eye of the storm".
Understanding Congress is a Sherlock Holmes mystery to me.
I am a practical pragnostic... "How to keep your mind healthy...
when all those about you... are losing their mind and blaming it on you".
I am looking forward to the day when practical solutions will be for
"we the people" and not the Power hungry Politicians. In the meantime
I will pray that we will survive this Pandemic with a Clear mind and resolve.
Your poetry offers a reprieve from the Insanity. gently, Pat



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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I've been unplugged from TV for 2 years now & it's made all the difference in my perspectives, my fr.. read more
You had me at Peanut Butter....
my favorite especially when mixed with bacon on a sandwich.
Oh, yes you are right about watching congress...i admit i try to to keep up with things...
but they drive me crazy...politics in general drives me crazy, wait, I am already there.
delightful alliteration here...I am seeing red dots and squares and splotches...wait, is that me having the measles ? Doctor doctor the give me the news....I have a linger lizard salivating in my brain.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Peanut butter & bacon sandwiches? Now I don't feel them jungle jeemeneez anymore. Your spill sloshes.. read more
You had fun here, shows in every line, and the whole poem has a lovely flowing cadence to it.

Nice to wash away some of those doom and gloom blues that have been hanging around for far too long.

Really enjoyed.

Beccy.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Yes, you are so perceptive. I'm trying to start a new trend: having fun . . . instead of fomenting! .. read more
Do I detect a veiled reference to a recent " not so dearly " departed White House incumbent. As you know , I'm not very astute when interpreting metaphors, but for an instant the fog lifted and this is what I saw. Corrections gratefully received, if perception is wrong.
(((Hugs))) Norm

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

While I have been horribly tangled in taking everything I read in terms of politics for the past yea.. read more
Norman 223

1 Month Ago

Sorry, Margie. It just shows what brainwashing can do to we innocent ancient Brits. Must try and .. read more
No one can put words together like you. It's so otherworldly too. "Stars decline to stay fallen" such a brilliant turn of phrase, it shouldn't amaze my gaze though, your ways always flow. The vocab is on point (bet you smoked a joint). Seek out that love and peek like a dove from above to take it all in. Would be a sin not to spin your heart into love.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Not only do I smoke a couple pipeloads of bud, along with drinking a couple huge cups of coffee, in .. read more
we do seek our escapes for sure .. the Poppy not the worst says i! there are much more devastating and cheaper ways to addict ourselves to things aren't there?! your social sharpness always astute in its expression of feelings Marge ... i am happy to see it toned down a twig or two ... the vote is past being in says i ... debates and vitriol should be done as well .. watching the House debates it seems not to be so ... we have lost long ago the art of compromise in favor of partisan disregard and accusation .. i vote and then i pray ... hopefully the Fed. system of governance will prevail and our Country and Citizens made stronger in every way. love you style .. your unique langauge and rhyme .. an absolute delight to read ... i can so see it published in the early editions of "Mother Earth News" back in those also tumultuous times .. the 60s ;) you need to read Patricia's poem " Red Breasted Nuthatcher Lament" .. you'll get a kick out of it :)
E.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

i watch and listen until i don't .. i rather hear their own words from their own mouths than be told.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Well, I need a cane, when I'm not using my wheelchair, so I guess you're saying I'M the cur . . . *w.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

yes but you are not of age yet missy! ;)))
not sure which is more appreciated, either the artwork or the poem
both are wonderful

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much. The latest installment on my plan to revamp my jaded attitude of the past year & .. read more
Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

good luck with it all
everybody deserves a bit of romance

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