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Weeping Willow

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BluesSerenade
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0 posted 03-24-2002 01:24 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for BluesSerenade

From the tree where I had grown
my leaves rustling in quiet peace
changing colors in the fall
have turned to silent cries in the summer breeze.

Resting now on a bed on the ground
weeping like a willow after all this time.
My branches broken from the chill of winter
frozen by the icy storms.

Where once I could bend
I can no longer sway
strained by the tension
and excessive pain.

Swept up in a gust
flowing away from the main stream;
I am but a ripple on the river
bound towards the sea

from whence I came......

© Copyright 2002 BluesSerenade - All Rights Reserved
amusemi
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1 posted 03-24-2002 01:28 PM       View Profile for amusemi   Email amusemi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amusemi

What poweful imagry you have painted!  I can feel the life struggles portrayed in this piece and the aloneness of it.  Very well done!

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2 posted 03-24-2002 01:33 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



(big hugggsssss) This is such a powerful but sad vision, sweet friend, my heart goes out to you and I hope now these wounds have healed and hope and love fills your heart! (sigh) We all love you so much, sweet friend, this is so emotionally powerful! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet friend, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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3 posted 03-24-2002 01:42 PM       View Profile for strbbux   Email strbbux   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for strbbux

This is so lovely, and sad, the willow being such a beautiful tree. I love how you portrayed it here blues. floria

Floria

"Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them"
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)

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4 posted 03-24-2002 02:12 PM       View Profile for ShadowRider   Email ShadowRider   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ShadowRider

LA, deserving you are, of all good things that could happen.
Your lovely poem reminded me of my very favorite jazz song:
Willow Weep for Me:
WILLOW WEEP FOR ME

(Ronell)

Willow weep for me
Willow weep for me
Bend your branches green
Along the stream that runs to sea

Listen to my plea
Listen willow and weep for me

Gone my lover's dream
Lovely summer's dream
Gone and left me here
To weep my tears into the stream

Sad as I can be
Hear me willow and weep for me

Whisper to the wind
And say that love has sinned
Leave my heart a-breaking
And making a moan
Murmur to the night
To hide the starry light
So none will find me sighing
And crying all alone

Weepin' willow tree
Weep in sympathy
Bend your branches down
Along the ground and cover me

When the shadows fall
Bend oh willow and weep for me
Marsha
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5 posted 03-24-2002 02:24 PM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Blue Serenade  darling girl oh how well this is written the drooping sadness of the willow but the promise of the spring I love it very well written piece here


Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace Luke 2:79

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Sounds like there’s a rebirth at the end there. After all, going back “from whence I came” seems like a good place to start over. Very touching piece Lori. I like this a lot.

If she who dies with the most toys wins, then can I have some toy boys please?

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7 posted 03-24-2002 02:40 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

BluesSerenade,
Clever and well done, enjoyed

Victoria
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8 posted 03-24-2002 03:52 PM       View Profile for Victoria   Email Victoria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Victoria

another lovely one today..you are on a roll lori..loved it hugss

                ~Victoria


"If music be the food of love, play on."  (William Shakespeare)


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9 posted 03-24-2002 05:08 PM       View Profile for Dulcinea   Email Dulcinea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dulcinea

Absolutely gorgeous Lori, with the hope of rebirth and new beginnings, Very well done!
BluesSerenade
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amusemi~ I like to think that I shall return to the sea and perhaps become a raft to hold on to.     Thank you for reading.

Noah~ Life's course is ever changing, I am just going with the flow and trying to do so gracefully.  Thank you poet friend.

floria~ I am but the leaves on the branch where I have grown.  I like the idea of being pruned, and sprouting again someday.
Thank you dear floria for being here.

Jeff~ Well golly me, that was awful sweet of you.  Those are some beautiful lyrics, makes me want to sing along.  But I might get stuck on it and we don't want to do that.     Thanks Jeff~

Marsha~ Well well well, I have arrived as a darling girl!     Thank you so much for your sweet reply.

Tracey~  I guess we do have to go back to square one
in order to start over again.  Your replies always bring a smile to my face.
Thank you Tracey.

Mr. Tabin~ It's always good to see your name here.  Thankyouverymuch.

Victoria~  I know I know, I go in spurts.
Rolling right along until I come to a screeching halt, then I become dangerous.
(only to myself of course)     
Hugs to you too.

Dulci~ Thank you sweet poetess, we've come a long way haven't we?   I hope you know I am deeply grateful for that.  *Hugs*

[This message has been edited by BluesSerenade (03-24-2002 05:53 PM).]

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11 posted 03-24-2002 06:57 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Lori,
Tracey beat me to it. Sound like you get to start over. And that ain't all bad. I still love the nature analogies and always will. Well done.
Madame Chipmunk
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12 posted 03-24-2002 07:18 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

I love this one, Lori...It sounds as if your new start in life is agreeing with you.
I hope all is well ~huggggssss~

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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13 posted 03-24-2002 07:36 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Lori,  I enjoyed this,  particularly love
the ending of the poem...  Thank You for
sharing it with us..
BluesSerenade
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14 posted 03-25-2002 01:15 AM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Larry~ It's a go all right, back to my sea that calls to me.  It is there where I find my true peace.  Thank you.

Lyra~  I've answered my own questions to the reasons why, and yes everything is fine.  Just know I don't go a day without thinking of you.
Many many hugs~

Magnus~ What a pleasant surprise to hear from you.  I was reflecting on my efforts not to fall away, but goodness knows it is a weightless feeling to finally let go.  Thanks for reading me.
Dee
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15 posted 03-25-2002 04:02 PM       View Profile for Dee   Email Dee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dee

Lori, this reminds me of a song by an Aussie country singer, Beccy Cole. "Strong Enough To Bend"
I loved what you had to say so into my library it goes.

Dee

I wish you every happiness and may you always have the best of the good things in life.     a brand

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16 posted 03-25-2002 10:23 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Lori~

I know how this feels, to have many branches, yet they dont sway....I have often thought of the Weeping Willow to be a soft, safe place, to sit and think....lovely images...beautifully painted... HUGSSS


Lauren~


Greeneyes~

Step through the
barrier of my mind,
enter my soul,
feel my desire,
let my eyes guide you
into the shadows
of my heart

[This message has been edited by Greeneyes (03-25-2002 10:23 PM).]

BluesSerenade
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Dee~ Hey there, thanks for keeping it, ummm I know if I research it I could figure how the library works, but would you mind telling me how that works?  Thanks Dee, it's good to see you here.

Lauren~ Yes I like looking up through the leaves and reflecting a bit on my life and times.  One can only bend so far though and that in itself was my inspiration.  Thanks for your thoughtful thoughts and hugs.    
Dee
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18 posted 02-23-2008 08:38 AM       View Profile for Dee   Email Dee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dee

Another favourite
nakdthoughts
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19 posted 02-23-2008 06:06 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

a favorite of mine, too

and so nice to see Lori's smile


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