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Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow

The way your toes curl when you first wake up, yes I have been there to see this.
The way your nose wrinkles as you start to laugh, to this also I have been witness.
You twirl your hair and click your teeth when deep thoughts keep you guessing
And the way your eyes alight with flame when no longer the answers are vexing
Your lips pucker without thought of a kiss when something to you is amusing
About the crazy ideas that I might be having or a book you might be perusing.

I have seen you in the embers of a raging fire, and on the waves that crash upon the shore
I have heard you in the whisper of a windswept leaf as it dances upon the forest floor
I have felt you within a single drop of rain that nature brings to cleanse the earth
I have tasted no greater flavor than this, the nectar garnered from a true loves birth
I have smelled your beauty within the aroma of jasmine, honey, mint and Cinnamon
I have known you from the dawn of time, the cadence of two hearts abridged as one

And when you go to bed at night for some reason my shirts are more comfortable
Than the many things in the past I bought you that your lips told me were unaffordable.
And I have dried the tears that flowed from your eyes when agony came to break your heart
Your brows would furrow as sleep would take you, tomorrow would bring a brand new start
But regardless of this and nonetheless you snuggle in close and at night you shift your pillow
To the cooler side the place that brings solace on the opposite poll of the weeping willow

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  1. Date: 7/11/2011 11:39:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your work!!

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 11:28:00 AM
    Hi Ryland, I just saw your blog and wanted to thank you for the kind words. I'm hoping to see some new poems from you soon. Would love to know more about your trip to Africa! When rereading this poem I smiled when I got to the line about your lady wearing your shirts to bed. I used to wear my husband's shirts at night and continued to do so after he died. They still smelled like his cologne and made me feel closer to him. Welcome back! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 12:55:00 PM
    This is very pretty and shows a great love for its subject. I enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 2/8/2011 3:32:00 PM
    Ryland, I have been trying to comment on your blog. Comments can be posted on other blogs, but I get a "system error" when I post a comment on your blog. I'm sending you a soup mail. Thanks, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/10/2011 2:30:00 PM
    Very emotional and full of love and "very beautiful" ~~

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 7:33:00 PM
    Hope all is well with u Ryland.. wishing u a very Happy New Year my friend and good luck judging your pending contest luv...

  1. Date: 12/18/2010 8:46:00 PM
    All the little details you mention show such a tender love, Ryland. It must be wonderful to share this type of affection with someone special. A beautiful profession of true love. Best wishes for the holidays, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 8:06:00 AM
    so beautiful! loved the expressions.

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 11:58:00 PM
    Bravo, a most delicate and tender piece of poetry that moves the reader carrying them deeper into the muse picture perfectly, gently stirring emotive echos throughout. A beautiful piece I shall favorite! Christmas greeting to you and yours and all who pass through of course! Thanks for your welcome cpmments as ever! Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 2:05:00 PM
    Very descriptive and emotive work...I am glad that I chose this one to read this afternoon..Enjoyed very much..Sara

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 11:04:00 AM
    what wonder the emotions and images inside your heart portrayed here. wonderful work, thank you for your kind comments and thank you for this beauty. the second line in the second stanza was genius by the way. --Madison

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 4:39:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your heart with us through your poetry here at PoetrySoup Ryland. My time for reading and commenting will be short until after the New Year. So, today I send a wish from my house to yours. Have a Joyous Holiday and a Happy New Year. Please remember the sick and hungry in your prayers daily. Do all you can to help in anyway you can. Love and blessing, Carol and Family (Your smile can warm a heart)

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 2:35:00 PM
    Gorgeous imagery and emotion.

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 11:26:00 AM
    that was just beautiful, love it

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 8:54:00 AM
    Breathtaking and emotionally charged with passion Ryland... enjoyed the sensitive flow and deep meaning my friend.. hope u will read my new blog today and comment... with luv..

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 6:25:00 AM
    Very very passionate and touchy write with imagery flowing so nicely, Ryland

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 6:08:00 AM
    Beautifully written Ryland. Amazing actually. *TheKidsterWasHere*