in the plum-colored barn

Plum Colored Barn

in the plum-colored barn

the wind was a-drift, they did stop for a rest
(an expected loss in time, on this forced recess)
as they sat amongst shovels, in the plum-colored barn
the friends made strange stitches into some kind of  yarn
in no time the wool became wind-breaker type sweaters
woven with magical runes, symbols and strange letters
thus this secret cabal could progress on their trek
’til they’d needed soft scarves to warm up each neck


Written for:  The Sunday Whirl  Wordle 36

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Image Credit: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2012 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.


About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on January 1, 2012, in Poetry, Poets United, Sunday Whirl, The Gooseberry Garden and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.

  1. Oh, I love this. “woven with magical runes” Wonderful.

  2. Oh I like this one! It has some magic and mystery and even a plum coloured barn…Hehe

    Thanks for the comment on mine, Happy new Year!

  3. I like your yarn and your barn. I like your yarn about yarn in a barn. 🙂

    Okay, enough Suessifying. Fun poem and picture.

  4. Cute poem, zongrik 🙂


  5. New words here for me to look up “runes” I love that, enjoy gooseberry day!!!

  6. Do purple cows live in purple barns? A fun poem, zongrik!

  7. I adore this tale that you have woven. It is magical and wonderful. I imagine a circle of women , with skeins of colored yarn and intricate design on paper strewn at their feet, sipping from dark cups around a copper pot. It’s lovely. Happy New Year!

  8. What a lovely scene you paint in the poem – I wish I could join them outside the plum coloured barn

  9. magicalmysticalteacher

    Lead me to that plum-colored barn, please, and knit me one of those scarves to warm my neck. Please? Ah, thank you!

  10. for some reason a plum-coloured barn takes our fancy – kind of like a yellow submarine, yes? a magical poem that draws one in with lovely bits of weaving and intrigue – I like the ending as well, leaving me wondering if the scarves will get made in time … I would think with a secret cabal – anything could happen

  11. I’m with the rest: there is something about a plum coloured barn that pulls at me. This was fun.


  12. “woven with magical runes, symbols and strange letters”

    I love that. And, I love the plum colored barn. Great tale.

  13. Love the use of the color “plum.” Made me feel strangely at harmony with barns and yarn 🙂

  14. I like this–concise and hints at a story. I also immediately thought of plum as a color. Happy New Year.

  15. What Margo said, plum colored barn!

  16. Definitely well wordled in a fun kind of way!!

  17. Oh, I really like the purple barn! Who could ever think of making scarves out of yarn in a purple barn? So great!

  18. Wonderfully crafted poem. Loved it.

  19. the purple barn is very elegant looking,

    what a charming entry,
    love your rich imaginations and superb creativity in our community,

    keep it up.

  20. yarn in a plum barn,sounds like a Beatles

  21. the color of purple makes me smile.

    Incredible imagery!
    Hope all is well,
    Appreciated your support along the way,
    Welcome sharing a random piece with us today,
    You rock.
    Keep it up.

  22. delightful post… magical yarns and plum-colored barn—straight from a storybook.

  23. A plumcoloured barn…! Hmmm …. beautiful!
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABC Team

  24. Now I love that plumb colored barn, great yarn you spun too.

  25. That’s a plumb pretty purple barn you painted with your poetry.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  26. I see that you are a dramatic soprano and wonder if you sometimes set your poetry to music. Most enjoyable post. “Plum” bursts so satisfyingly from the lips 🙂

  27. Nice color for a barn.

    P is for Pizzaroni
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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