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The Watcher

I watched a weeping willow
Dancing with a summer breeze
A timeless dance of lovers
They'd rehearsed for centuries

The zephyr would excite her
With his warm southwesterlies
She'd gently sway both to and fro 
So playfully she'd tease

Her intermittent whispers
And a rustle of her leaves
Oft times would leave him breathless
Their intensity would ease

I felt my heartbeat quicken
As I rose from on my knees
Then quietly, just like I came
Slipped back into the trees.


    by Daniel Turner

Copyright © Daniel Turner | Year Posted 2020

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Date: 9/24/2020 5:40:00 PM

Yes, a lovely poetic dance, Daniel.
Date: 9/24/2020 10:47:00 AM

Just lovely Daniel. It has a musical rhythm as it flows. Written so beautifully. Congratulations on POTD!
Date: 9/21/2020 7:12:00 PM

Your verse rolls beautifully along with superb rhythm and imagery, Dan! Love it! :)
Date: 9/20/2020 3:09:00 PM

I just saw your reply to my comment down here. My daughter made me a mask made of very thin material. It's not really a mask so I can breathe well and I can walk about without people thinking "horrors, she is maskless" Also I got for my Bday a black mask that says on it BAA BAA. My daughter's says "placebo"
Date: 9/20/2020 11:54:00 AM

Really exquisite, Daniel.
Date: 9/20/2020 11:07:00 AM

This is really deep and i could feel the words... This was a worthy POTD.. Congrats.
Date: 9/19/2020 12:14:00 PM

A beautiful flowing poem Daniel, much enjoyed. :)
Date: 9/19/2020 10:43:00 AM

this is so beautiful. Like a little Tom peeping on nature! Love this and I see it got POTD too. WEll deserved, Danny Congrats. Yes, I too am a summer person and though born in Sept, I was born in early September, so I am STILL a summer baby (and a melancholy baby to boot)
Date: 9/18/2020 1:15:00 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations on POTD.
Date: 9/18/2020 7:02:00 AM

Nothing more peaceful to watch than weeping willows swaying in the breeze. Congrats on POTD. Tom. PS. The comment I left yesterday vanished, the gremlins are still about
Date: 9/18/2020 6:22:00 AM

A wonderful write...Congratulations Daniel on POTD
Date: 9/18/2020 3:08:00 AM

A very delicately written poem, Daniel, congratulations.
Date: 9/17/2020 10:54:00 PM

My congratulations for your POTD. ~~
Date: 9/17/2020 8:10:00 PM

Back with a big congratulations on POTD,,, well deserved... Hugs dear friend
Date: 9/17/2020 4:53:00 PM

Oh I do so love this. Going into my faves. Great rhyme and rhythm and wonderful description and expression. This is truly excellent. God Bless, JB
Date: 9/17/2020 4:03:00 PM

Returning to say congrats on POTD on this graceful, magical write, Daniel~
Date: 9/17/2020 3:02:00 PM

this lithesome yet mellow tone creates impact on the poem's imagery, daniel... congrats for garnering POTD..the willow and breeze did it.. am fine, thanks for coming by...huggs
Date: 9/17/2020 1:53:00 PM

Superb use of personification in this lovely, vividly descriptive poem, Danny! Janice
Date: 9/17/2020 12:33:00 PM

Nice poem one day,i will write like this
Date: 9/17/2020 12:10:00 PM

"A timeless dance of lovers, they'd rehearsed for centuries" I am in complete awe with this thought. The entire poem is beautiful, creative and simply breathtaking. A Weeping Willow and the summer breeze. Who knew such moments could bring such excitement.? Of course you did. Congratulations Daniel, on Poem of the Day. :) Brandy
Date: 9/17/2020 11:37:00 AM

Nice alluring dance between zephyr and willow with a lovely poetic flow. Congratulations on your POTD, Daniel!
Date: 9/17/2020 9:07:00 AM

Lovely Daniel. Beautiful phrasing and imagery. Congratulations on your POTD.
Date: 9/17/2020 9:03:00 AM

Congratulations on your POTD win. A beautiful tree doing a beautiful dance for a beautiful poem. Enjoy your beautiful win....................
Date: 9/17/2020 8:00:00 AM

I love weeping willows! Congratulations!
Date: 9/17/2020 7:20:00 AM

Congratulations for your great POTD, DT :)
Date: 9/17/2020 6:35:00 AM

Daniel. I'll have to FAVE your writes more often = more POTD's for you! lol... Sincere Congratulations on a wonderful poem and a richly deserved honor. Willows w/out Weeping, Gershon
Date: 9/17/2020 6:14:00 AM

Wow. Enchanting. Such a gorgeous write. I love it. God bless you, dear friend.
Date: 9/17/2020 5:48:00 AM

Beautiful, teasing, romantic..congrats on poem of the day, Daniel.
Date: 9/17/2020 5:33:00 AM

Oh you pesky leaf peeper!! It is a dance to wonder at every fall. Beautifully written expose on falls wanton ways.
Date: 9/17/2020 2:03:00 AM

- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. with this beautiful poem, Daniel :) - Take care - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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