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Below is the poem entitled ON THE RIVER BANK which was written by poet Brian Strand. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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O willow,
weeping so free-
shading the stream unto
O willow,
whisper to me-
the comings and goings
you see.

Form:Cinqku sequence

Copyright © Brian Strand

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  1. Date: 4/1/2012 1:10:00 PM
    I am very happy to send you this congratulations on your win in ^Rick's "Glistening Thoughts" contest Brian. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 7:16:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this one, Brian..I am glad that I chose to read today..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 12:53:00 PM
    congrats Brian on a glorious win for exceptional poetry luv.. the willow is alive with imagery and presentation so perfect luv..

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 12:52:00 PM
    brian, i am mesmerized!.... cheers to you for a well deserved win!..) huggs!

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 12:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your entry and win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 1:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win of your wonderful poem Brian.

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 10:53:00 PM
    "O willow..." Brian, I love this!!! Congratulations on your win!!! So dear and touching...Well Done...big huggsss,love~deb

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 8:50:00 PM
    Congrats on your win with this beauty, Brian! Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 7:05:00 AM
    Brian Excellent write filled with such a passion for nature! One of my fav of yours! Laura :)

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 11:56:00 PM
    Fantastic write Brian, great work...Raul

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 8:46:00 PM
    Love this..shading the stream unto the sea..wonderful phrase. BG

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 7:55:00 AM
    You bring life to the Willow (my favorite tree) as it well deserves for it's beauty cannot be compared. Well, it has special meaning to me, as one is planted in our front yard as symbol of my tears when my mom passed. You paint a beautiful picture and more. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 7:39:00 AM
    You do this form beautifully. Very nice. Thanks for your congrat remarks. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 5:48:00 AM
    Fascinating. More cinqku pls. All the best.

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 5:47:00 AM
    This is lovely, Brian! I love weeping wilows. We live on a river and my street is named after my favorite tree! There are still a few left. I will think of this poem when I look at them. Thank you for your kind thoughts this morning! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 5:08:00 AM
    Omgoodness...this is so lovely! :) I am putting this delicious poem in my faves. I love the willow tree and I love this!!! :) Love Christie

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 4:51:00 AM
    Beautiful lines, Brian. Whiter-hither-willow : brilliant. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 4:41:00 AM
    Great poetry must linger on the soul and eye when the reading is done ... the words are hauntingly lyrical ... and calls to greatness, pointing to the greatness in you.

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 4:17:00 AM
    Lovely title to this piece....shading the stream unto the sea..such a wonderful line..the entire piece is wonderful.

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 1:55:00 AM
    Oooo, Brian, I could feel the wind through (my) branches and long, dipping and languid arms...excellent rhyme and effect there. love, Kristin