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Why The Willow Weeps

The Willow did not always weep,
in summer sun and breeze.
But sorrow once did quickly creep,
amongst the bark and leaves.

For long ago a maiden fair,
would bask beneath the tree.
Each day as she had rested there,
the tree would always see.

The beauty of her freckled face,
the softness of her skin.
The sweetness of her simple grace,
her love it hoped to win.

Reaching out to take the chance,
in all its strength with care.
Dropping low the limb and branch,
to shade the maiden fair.

To hide her from all pain and strife,
to cradle her within.
To help her through her gentle life,
from now until the end.

But soon she cease to come and lay,
beneath the now bowed limb.
Her heart it seems had flown away,
as hope now starts to dim.

So lonely was the branching Willow,
that in sorrow it would stay.
Forever bent and bowed down low,
until this present day.

By Tom Clark, Copyright 2008

Copyright © Tom Clark

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  1. Date: 6/13/2010 9:37:00 AM
    Utterly mesmerising story. Beautifully written.

  1. Date: 1/13/2010 10:01:00 AM
    A stunning poem and very visual. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day! Scarlett

  1. Date: 11/27/2009 2:05:00 PM
    Tom, I have you on my favorite poets list, but I didn't comment on this poem. Hmmmm????You are definitely a wonderful poet. This poem is wonderful! Please visit us more often. Sincerely, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 10:13:00 AM
    beautiful. touching. romantic. fantastic. and more words than i can write. nice job. <3 Jessica

  1. Date: 1/13/2009 5:44:00 PM
    Very beautiful and touching. Congratulations! on your well deserved win, dear Tom. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 1/8/2009 1:01:00 PM
    I loved loved loved reading this write such a great flow of rhyme and such a rivoting heartfelt poem congrats on being featured here it's no wonder why it was

  1. Date: 1/7/2009 4:33:00 PM
    Nice use of rhyme to forward your thoughts in this poem. Congratulations on being one of the contest winners. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 7:22:00 PM
    How lovely, Tom! Sweet and wonderful. Congratulations to you! Donna G.

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 6:33:00 AM
    Congrats Tom on "Why The Willow Weeps" being featured this week. Vince

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 4:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a finalist and having your poetry featured Tom. Love Carol

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 5:33:00 PM
    Wonderful writing, Tom, and well deserved poem to make the final round!! ~ Congratulatiions! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 2:22:00 PM
    this is beautiful..Good work Tom and contrats. BG

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 10:13:00 AM
    Tom - Seems to me like a double congratulations is in order – A Finalist and a featured poem – Great Job – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 6:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the PS contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 2:48:00 AM
    Congtrats on your well desered win, this is just awesome. love, Kristin

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 11:20:00 PM
    Congratulations for your win in the final. This is beautiful. Joyce

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 10:07:00 AM
    of all the contest poems that rhyme - accolades to the rest and yet for me a comment here - I like this one the best

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 4:35:00 AM
    Tom - Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 3:31:00 PM
    this is soooo awesome I love this great pen and congrats on making the first round finals

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 9:12:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar