Poem Magic

Poem Magic

A Poem by barleygirl
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it goes beyond reason . . .

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Kindness culture thrives on the Appalachian Trail
when steep wet slogs turn hikers faint and pale
trail magic windfalls brighten a hungry trudge
ditch freeze-dried funk for soda pop and fudge.

When writing gets rocky with verses way too steep
long alliteration leaps would bungle mountain sheep
clunky rhymes clatter with adjectives so tragic
floundering poets must surrender to poem magic.

Scowling blank space becomes a synapse girdle
perusing a thesaurus is an indecision curdle
be less cerebral and let your brainwaves compost
trust a universe of verse to bubble up the cosmos.

Brainpower is unwieldy and often out of focus
OCD buzzsaws throb the loud unruly locusts
just release your mind to a serendipity hijack
and this poem magic carpet won’t be turning back.

Got poem magic? Pour your plume chock full
soon you’ll be spinning scads of mojo magic wool
ditch chaotic pathos and muffle the mundane
follow organic folly to its deepest astral vein.

Gazing upon your brand new sparkling little spill
make your critical voice swig a catatonic pill
poem magic usually results in a poetic birth
treat each magical dollop to smiles of boundless mirth.

© 2021 barleygirl


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Again, your alliteration is formidable. The warp and weft of your words yields a fabric that shimmers as it displays shifting patterns. And the encouragement is not unnoticed. I’ve been harsh about saying there’s no such thing as writers block, but this is a sweet reminder to just write. Just write. Love this one. Peace

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2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

After 30+ years as a tech writer, I had to walk in, sit down & write for 8 hours a day, every day. S.. read more
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you know me Barley Margie I will throw anything on a sheet of paper:/ always read at own peril is my motto

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I'm sorry to see you looking so sideways *smile*
Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

floating heads need to have a sense of grounding
I enjoyed this , thank you for posting it. Serves as a good reminder and pick me up and I like the picture at the end 😀

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thank you for stopping by to check it out & boost my spirits! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
Hello dear Margie. The poem is so wonderful. The words danced to perfect and meaningful thoughts.
" Got poem magic? Pour your plume chock full
soon you’ll be spinning scads of mojo magic wool
ditch chaotic pathos and muffle the mundane
follow organic folly to its deepest astral vein."
The above lines. So good. Sometimes, I need magic to create. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You live in a wonderful place dear Margie. I hope you are doing well and staying safe my dear friend.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

The forecast here is for snow AND flash floods from now until Tues. I'll believe it when I see it! A.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thurs, I meant . . .
We need cosmic magic more than brain power! A whopping, thumping agreement from me here, dear Margie! And why indeed should be over exert our brain cells and rupture our synapses for something that is supposed to brings us peace, joy and bliss. We write poetry more for ourselves and when we do that we need to be less cerebral and more emotional. I believe in this poem and I believe in poem magic! A very convincing read! Kudos on this great poem!

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

No surprise to me, that you'd relate to this, since you are a few leagues beyond me in swimming in t.. read more
Margie - You are so witty to come up with such an encouraging ditty.
To take your advice to the ground, poetry surely would abound.
This is all that I can say, please dear friend, have a lovely day. - Dave


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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

"take my advice to the ground" kinda makes this sound like a case of seduction by force (in a good w.. read more
I think this perfectly matches my own thoughts on writing Margie and conveys the difference of writing and writing with a purpose ot structure already in place.
The compost mind is a life of thought and knowing ever present, like food of the subconscious and nourishes the writers need to complete a message with nothing to tarnish the page before the first sprouting of letters become words.
Like poetry and trees, we all think we know how they grow and what structure is required to ignite its growth, but did you know (nature girl surely does) that trees get most of their nourishment from the air and only a small fraction from the earth? That in itself sounds like a poem to me.. Okay, maybe a poem written by me when I picked the wrong type of mushrooms for my chili, but a poem nonetheless 😊
To create from a blank page and mind is surely all the structure we need to create something from nothing.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lorry

1 Month Ago

Ha, I'd love a few days strike action, but that's more to do with virus than cafe 😊
Took w.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I'm on a computer & every time I go to your page, my norton virus app locks it down, saying it's a m.. read more
Lorry

1 Month Ago

A few mention same and I have it on two others pages. I should really stop calling the moderator a f.. read more
A lot of unique imagery in this one, bg. Still dealing with "synapse girdle." You're right, though; it can't be commanded. You've got to be open to it and let it flow.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

In my humble opinion, I would venture to say to you: try shedding your synapse girdle *wink! winK!* .. read more
My sister lives up in the Appalachian Mountains and went to App. State for her undergrad many years removed from her college age.
But she writes no poetry.
No magic for her...
But I relate to this because each magical drop I am afforded to write fills me with mirth...
and little fools gold and Frankenstein as well...

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I just finished the book "AWOL on the Appalachian Trail" & this guy must've found over 100 instances.. read more
you make me wanna try to rhyme again, that is not easy lol, and to do it so fluently and seemingly without effort lawl , can make me a lil bit jealous. My muse hasn't wanted to rhyme in a long time..oh wait..

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Corset

1 Month Ago

lol, good luck with that!
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I couldn't do it . . .
Corset

1 Month Ago

lol..it's the trying that counts
Pretty impressive
Another of your 'very' high level contributions
It would be nice to have this on a recording and turn it on at the start of each attempted write
Each verse (?) is a absolute winner but I especially like the second, which is a heavy handful of that genius we (?) poets each strive to grasp
As I've said before, you are a gifted wordsmith
Beautiful job.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

funny, I still don't recognize it
one of the advantages of having such a lousy memory is that.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I was only kidding you. You only rib me about my adjectives a little bit. Most of my movie DVD's hav.. read more
Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

I was pretty sure I hadn't written anything of that quality👍

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