Sway

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Sway over me,
   My weeping willow ...
     Twist and twirl in the
      Whisk of a mistral,
     Beget of precise desire.

   Supple branches to
Arc en Arabesque,
   Wistful and prurient,
     Your yielding boughs,
      Bowed in contours to

     Seduce languid hearts.
   Mine, a simpleton's folly
To the unwary prey be,
   A beguiled harlequin
     Rendered your vamp,

      The torrid martyr of
     An earthly Jezebel's ire,
   Offered up willingly to
our arborous gallows,
   If but just once to join,

     To twirl and twist and
      Mingle and entwine ...
     If but just once to dance
   With my weeping willow ...
And sway.




~ 1st Place ~  in the "July 2017 Premiere Poetry Contest", Brian Strand, Sponsor.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 12/7/2017 4:04:00 PM
Lovely...just...Lovely! Vickie
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/7/2017 7:08:00 PM
Thank you very much, Vickie - this was one of my first "serious" poems, written a year ago, so I greatly appreciate the kind comments! Blessings! :-) <3
Date: 8/28/2017 4:55:00 PM
Gorgeous poetry, Greg! A poet's pen untapped ... plumb the depths of your creative soul and draw up waters of poetic purity. A simply outstanding write. Enjoyed reading some of your earlier posted work. Will delve more when time permits. Love and more love to you and yours.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 9/1/2017 11:08:00 PM
Thank you so very much, my friend, I greatly appreciate the kind words, Freddie - your opinion is an important one to me, as you are such a wonderful writer yourself! Blessings, Buddy - stop "by" anytime! :-)
Date: 7/14/2017 10:18:00 PM
Congratulations Greg. A beautiful poem. I really liked the reprise at the end. Regards, Dean
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/15/2017 1:22:00 AM
Thank you very much, I'm pleased you liked it, Dean! Blessings.
Date: 7/14/2017 9:24:00 PM
Yes, beautiful opening and closing! Congrats!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/15/2017 1:21:00 AM
Thank you so much, Kim ... very kind of you! <3
Date: 7/14/2017 8:12:00 AM
OH YEAH.....congrats on the top spot with this beautifully written "ode" to the weeping willow
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/15/2017 1:20:00 AM
Thank- so much, John ... very much appreciated, my friend!
Date: 7/14/2017 4:46:00 AM
You woooooon \o/ Congratulations my dear friend. So well deserved! Have fun with your little trophy. Me happy for you :D
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/15/2017 1:19:00 AM
Thanks, Buddy - I'm going to keep all the money I win in it, haha! ;-)
Date: 7/13/2017 9:17:00 PM
Congrats again on your well deserved win. Pleased to gaze at this piece of art. Hoping to read more from you!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/13/2017 10:01:00 PM
Thank you so much, Sek ... such a kind comment, and I greatly appreciate it! :-)
Date: 7/13/2017 8:19:00 PM
Congrats on your well deserved win! Your poem is a masterpiece like many others you have penned.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/13/2017 8:58:00 PM
Thank you, Sushma, I greatly appreciate that ... coming from a wonderful poet such as yourself, it means a great deal. :-)
Date: 7/13/2017 8:02:00 AM
This is gorgeous. Congrats!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/13/2017 7:42:00 PM
Thanks so much, Dale ... much appreciated!
Date: 7/13/2017 7:39:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Greg. I love the imagery in your poem; it really dances and sways.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/13/2017 7:42:00 PM
That's very kind of you, Agnes - thank you so kindly! :-)
Date: 7/13/2017 6:08:00 AM
Hey Greg I never read this, before, great write as always, congrats on a premium contest first place. You know what Brian likes obviously.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/13/2017 7:41:00 PM
Thanks so much, John, I greatly appreciate that, my friend!
Date: 12/6/2016 7:36:00 AM
Keep'em comin' my friend.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 12/6/2016 11:38:00 PM
Thank you, Phil - very kind!