Amy Barlow Liberatore… stories of lost years, wild times, mental variety, faith, and lots of jazz

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Fall Moves In (a lament)

A hearty breeze brings
a shower of shattered shedlings
scattered on the lawn

At dawn, slippery, slothful
lying low; sunup warms and
wakes them to crunchcrackle delight

Within the crowd, can you see?
Lost souls… no tree to shelter them
Fodder for the loathsome length

of punishing, pewter-sky winter

© 2013 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Artwork © Amy Barlow Liberatore (open image in new window for closer view)

More artwork from me, drawn this time for the theme of the poem.

I already have a head start on the winter blues.
Lots of you know what I mean, and I’ll take on the subject of “holly jolly consumerism” later on.
The thought gave birth to verse and art, so I guess something good came out of it!
For Poets United’s Poetry Pantry and Imaginary Garden With Real Toads.
Peace and light, Amy


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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Trudger

Heavy burdens of life lived loudly
She would like to carry proudly

Truth is stamped soul-deep, and down
Under lines of chalky frown

Purse is German, dress is French
Shoes Italian, teeth are clenched

Shamed by family, maimed by men
Trudging toward new men again

© 2013 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Image courtesy of Bored Panda, shared by permission with Imaginary Garden With Real Toads.

Thanks to Hannah at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, we learned about salt flats today. They are called “the world’s largest mirrors,” and you can read more about them, as well as see more examples of the Salt Flats, HERE. This woman, dressed up and traversing the salt flat, struck me as lonely and careworn.

The couplets came naturally, and when I read about the iambs and other rhythms at dverse poets, I realized that I had, indeed, come up with a poem that displayed the rhythm (I think) of the trochee, which is the mirror sister of the iamb. TA da TA da… anyway, I’m posting it and am very happy that I was able to fulfill a form prompt.

Peace, Amy Barlow Liberatore (a name that, when pronounced correctly, also employs trochee!)