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Weep O Willows

Sigh you wind whispering willows
Green sentinels of the ocean blue
Her feet edge no more the billows
Where canoes dock and salt sprays spew
Sigh for the loss of responsiblity
Sigh for the death of sensibility

See you not these cold, worn stones
That in their stoic composure stay
And water laps sand muted of groans
Though a mutual tenant passed away
O willows weep, for the sun is set
On my heart made barren by regret.

She lived here without pretense or grief
Scrubbing floors, clothes, pots, and pans
For pittance spent as dust in a sieve
She earned her status with her hands
And knew all the fishermen by name
Who sold her the small ones when she came.

By light of night she fed her family food
And by the faith of her soul she stood
Against fear or doubt, grace was the mood
Tears was from the smoke of cooking wood
Weep then for the lady gone in silence 
And stir the stones to standard sentience

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  1. Date: 5/19/2011 3:18:00 PM
    I do so miss your writing! You are among my favorite writers, I was wondering if you were interested in the challenge of my new contest? To try to write in a FORM you don’t normally use . I would like to showcase in a contest the BEST and Brightest, but it’s only fair you challenge yourself. Please do let us see a new write from YOU in a new form! Light & Love Always Debbie

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 8:55:00 PM
    L'nass, though I haven't seen you around much lately, I am reminded of your talent with this poem. Honest view. Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 4:04:00 AM
    Congrats 2u on your poem making it through to the finals, bravo!

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 7:20:00 AM
    L'nass,...congratulations on your first round entry on a fantastic as always poem !!!! james

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 6:04:00 AM
    Dear L'Nass , this is a magnificant poerm. Best wishes through to the next round. Lainie

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 3:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals L'nass. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 1:36:00 PM
    Shango, Congratulations on getting through the first round of the poetry contest with your great verse! Luck and love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 7:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week>>James

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 11:48:00 AM
    "Against fear or doubt, grace was the mood/ Tears was from the smoke of cooking wood/ Weep then for the lady gone in silence / And stir the stones to standard sentience" ... Excellent lines, L'nass!! Congratulations on being featured this week! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 6:17:00 AM
    CONGRADULATIONS!!!! On your poem being featured this week. Beautifully done L'nass!

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 5:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your well-written poem featured this week. I still like it. Smiles. Keep writing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 11:39:00 PM
    L'nass, congrats on your feature this week...Raul

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 4:03:00 PM
    The wonderful imagery paints a picture with words. Much for the reader to think about. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 12:34:00 PM
    Soup Mail!

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 12:28:00 PM
    Wow! So poignant and poetic! It flows so beautifully! I really love the first two stanzas of your poem. Really nice. Congratulations on your well deserved feature.

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 7:24:00 AM
    This is a well deserved feature … what a creative, wonderful poem, worth featuring..; I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful pieces. You are great L'nass! Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 3:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week L'nass. Hope to see many more of yours featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 3:36:00 AM
    Hi, Just saw this as a featured poem. Congratulations, it truly touches the heart and is written beautifully, bursting with feeling, Well done. Regards: Déirdre Ó Maidín

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 12:05:00 AM
    Congrats on your featured poem this week L'nass.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 8/30/2009 6:58:00 PM
    This most lovely of all deserving to be here among the featured works this week! A wonderful touching and this shows your heart, poem! Congratulations, L'nass! ~love, Carrie