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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.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 4/13/2018 9:04:00 PM
Lovingly penned, Andrea.
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Date: 11/7/2017 9:05:00 AM
This is beautifully written.
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Date: 5/17/2017 9:04:00 AM
The happy willow of the beginning, reaches a point of personal agony at the emotional climax of the poem. Fascinating.
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Date: 12/19/2016 10:05:00 AM
Was poking around back here on one of your early pages and found this wonderful sonnet to love. ...Fran
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Date: 11/25/2016 7:18:00 AM
Andrea, Tim and I stumbled upon this - really. AND WHAT A blessing that stumble was, this is most beautiful. Not only were we both touched, but Tim listened and learned Iambic Pent from your poem (I told him it would be near perfect or perfect). So, we enjoyed being with you and your poem this morn. Oh, happy day to you ... CayCay
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Date: 11/23/2016 1:43:00 AM
Beautifully creative poem, Andrea. The vivid description of the willow tree combined w/the capriciousness of human relationship as seen thru the eyes of the willow tree is a true work of art. Great poem, dear lady. Love and joy to you.
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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 :)
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Date: 6/6/2013 8:38:00 PM
a wonderful win... Andrea... congrats.. Linda
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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
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Date: 6/6/2013 3:12:00 PM
Inspired poem Andrea. Congratulations on your no. 1. Love, joyce
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Date: 6/6/2013 2:09:00 PM
Wonderful and lovely piece,Andrea...Nice Sonnet..Congrats on your well deserved win in this contest..
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Date: 6/6/2013 12:10:00 PM
WOW! Number ONE.... well deserved... and why am I not surprised.. Great work, Darlin'..... Jake
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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
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Date: 6/6/2013 8:26:00 AM
Congrats on your win!
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Date: 6/6/2013 8:22:00 AM
wow! great poem. I know now that trees feel. deserved win. congrats. randy
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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!
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Date: 6/6/2013 4:30:00 AM
congrats on your lovely winning poem stunning Shadow
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Date: 6/5/2013 6:50:00 PM
Andrea congratulations on your brilliant win. Warm Smiles, Connie
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Date: 6/5/2013 3:16:00 PM
another gem Andrea...congrats on a great win
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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..
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Date: 3/19/2012 7:37:00 AM
wonderful willow, truly poetic. harry
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Date: 1/27/2012 6:40:00 PM
Love the imagery Andrea. Great job Best regards, Jon
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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!
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Date: 1/25/2012 1:47:00 PM
wow! I love how you described this. "With Eve's shadows, interlace...Sun's flecked my every leaf" - so beautiful :) congrats on your win!
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Date: 1/25/2012 9:40:00 AM
Yup. In another life, you would definitely be a willow. Nicely written Andrea
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