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Why I Weep

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Why I Weep

I'm named a willow tree and live in grace,
the whole of me distinctive in its shape.
My elegance well suits this lush landscape
of hillocks flung across the field I face. . . 
and gentle rills meander through this place.
In spring I don a long virescent cape
comprised of many supple arms that drape
to earth and, with Eve’s shadows, interlace.

Oh, countless times Sun’s flecked my every leaf
and Sky distilled her stars as night would creep.
Young lovers, though, have fled, their time so brief.
They used to spread a cloth to eat; then sleep
beneath me in my shade. They knew no grief. . .
Not privy to their destiny, I weep.


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  1. Date: 6/14/2013 3:46:00 PM
    at last I found it! yes, I can see how similar our trees are but I think yours puts mine to shame, and I see it won 1st place, I'm not surprised, congrats sonnet queen :)

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 11:58:00 AM
    Loving this one again, so much said! Congrats!

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:38:00 PM
    a wonderful win... Andrea... congrats.. Linda

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Lovely poem Andrea....willows are my favorite trees and you stated just what a willow would say so beautifully. Big congrats! Hugs

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 3:12:00 PM
    Inspired poem Andrea. Congratulations on your no. 1. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 2:09:00 PM
    Wonderful and lovely piece,Andrea...Nice Sonnet..Congrats on your well deserved win in this contest..

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 12:10:00 PM
    WOW! Number ONE.... well deserved... and why am I not surprised.. Great work, Darlin'..... Jake

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 11:17:00 AM
    While we might know their (young lovers)destiny, the willow holds their secrets for eternity. I enjoyed your sonnet today. It went well with the much needed rainfall of the night. RAY

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:26:00 AM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:22:00 AM
    wow! great poem. I know now that trees feel. deserved win. congrats. randy

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 6:16:00 AM
    Im faving this one for sure. The feel of the end of it is almost King Learish.(or I guess I should say Shakespearean) Does that make sense? Just the gravity and simplicity of the end...I weep...makes me think of King Lear..."He dies." The simplicity of this is genious and you deserve this win. Congrats!

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 4:30:00 AM
    congrats on your lovely winning poem stunning Shadow

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Andrea congratulations on your brilliant win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 3:16:00 PM
    another gem Andrea...congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 2:16:00 PM
    I was so happy to see your win in my contest. Nothing new for you!! Please send me your address so I can get your prize out to you..

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 7:37:00 AM
    wonderful willow, truly poetic. harry

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 6:40:00 PM
    Love the imagery Andrea. Great job Best regards, Jon

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 12:56:00 AM
    pressed for time but read your superb piece, andie girl.. a generic message of delightful cheers for your greeat win!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 8:25:00 PM
    Great personification Andrea, congrats. on a super win, Enjoyed your poem, love,vie

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 4:36:00 PM
    Too awesome to be 3, but be quiet me. Saving to my favorites....so much, so well placed. They will surely find grief, but hopefully they will find joy as well. Craig

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