Whispering Trees

Whispering Trees

A Poem by Tom
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Two of my dear cafe friends have been urging me to pen a poem sooner than later, so that I did, and as such, it's dedicated to both, I guess they'll know who they are without me disclosing same?

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Whilst out for a stroll, if truth be told
when first, I heard the news,
she's going away, no more to stay
ne'er again, we'll schmooze

Carried on the breeze, the whispering tress
sang a lonesome lullaby,
my love so fair, with raven black hair
alas, must say goodbye

My heart sank low, why would she go
looking up, I cried aloud,
has she met another, a secret lover
I implored a passing cloud?

I do not know, you'll have to go
and seek the wise old owl
then raindrops fell, my tears as well
this grief, I could not cowl

I plundered on, far, far beyond
in hope to engage,
and there perched high, I did spy
one known as the sage

O' eminent bird, truth is your word
pray tell it is falsehood,
for I am rueful, my lady beautiful
has gone to Bollywood

Be calm good sir, said he up there
let me assuage this yearn,
the trees tell lies, I see two dark eyes
awaiting your return

Thank you wise owl, cheek by jowl
reunited we shall be,
then homewards ran, a renewed man
my heart now filled with glee

And there within, fair lady of dark skin
from land of tiger and jaguar
saying, a pushy boss, wished her to cross
far sea, to become a movie star

But as is her kind, politely, she did decline
for here, she feels at ease,
in this land so green, where can be seen
those beguiling, whispering trees

© 2017 Tom



Author's Note

Tom
schmooze
verb
talk intimately and cosily;

Cowl: A hood shaped covering

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Every time someone leaves the cafe, it creates sadness and void in the family of writers. Although they have their personal reasons but I hope they don't cower to the bad ones and force them out. We all should after each other and be honest on how to defend themselves in the cyber world.
An excellent tribute , sir Tom.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

7 Months Ago

Thank you Sami, true indeed!
Sami Khalil

7 Months Ago

You are welcome.



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Lovely write Tom, beautiful story.Funny I had to look up tress meaning a braid of hair and I wondered if you meant it a whispering tress or whispering trees.Again a joy to read.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

3 Months Ago

Thank you Andrew 😊
What a beautiful poem for some lucky ladies on WC! Lyrical, musical verses filled with exotic imagery of birds, tigers and jaguars. Great cadence and rhyme. I’m so glad your lady love did not leave you for Bollywood! Romantic write!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tom

3 Months Ago

Yes, she's still here ❤️ Thank you Annette!!
Annette Pisano-Higley

3 Months Ago

So glad. You are very welcome Tom!
Love the imagery! I can truly feel the emotion in your writing.

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Tom

3 Months Ago

Thank you 😊
"And there within, fair lady of dark skin
from land of tiger and jaguar " this is such a pretty line!
I like how the rhyming and the words make us share your sorrow of losing a friend, but we can also feel a sly bit of humor through the words!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

3 Months Ago

Thank you very much!!
dear Tom... I wish I knew who left... I thought it was a lover and you were sad to see her go. Now I realize someone left the Cafe... wish she would have stayed as we should support each other. truly, Pat

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

7 Months Ago

No need to fret my friend, she came back ( Divya) are you familiar with her writing?
Patricia Wedel

3 Months Ago

dear Tom... I must look her up on WC. Diwya.. I value your persuasions. truly, Pat
dear Tom... a magnificent touching poem...
very emotional... your talent shines true. I love poetry with happy endings. Whispering trees will always see you through. Amen, Pat

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

7 Months Ago

Thank you Patricia!
Patricia Wedel

7 Months Ago

I wish I knew who left... this is not a happy ending...
Every time someone leaves the cafe, it creates sadness and void in the family of writers. Although they have their personal reasons but I hope they don't cower to the bad ones and force them out. We all should after each other and be honest on how to defend themselves in the cyber world.
An excellent tribute , sir Tom.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

7 Months Ago

Thank you Sami, true indeed!
Sami Khalil

7 Months Ago

You are welcome.
That little walk in nature had a magical effect. The rhythm is quite jaunty, taking us through worry and sorrow to the happy ending! I enjoyed reading this poem.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

10 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping by my friend!
You certainly know how to bowl a maiden over Tom. Another cracker for sure, well writ and already pretty well read I see. No mistaking one of em eh.......Best, Neville

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

10 Months Ago

Cheers Neville, England could do with bowling a few of those maiden overs at the Aussies, see they g.. read more
Neville Pettitt

10 Months Ago

My pleasure Tom, oh' I miss her too, do you think she will be back?
.....Whilst' taking the time to check in on my Writer's Cafe friends midst the ongoing illness of my son, I am so pleased to have found your lovely collection of words of romance and longing; ah, for the dark haired beauty you long for who chooses to take leave is so well expressed as your tears pool on the leaves of those beguiling, whispering trees. When one's heart is captured by another it is most difficult to make such a break, so I hope for you that this absence is not a permanent one! You deserve so much my friend....the desires of your heart should be yours in this land of longing!

You weave the story so that it holds the attention of the reader, and gives cause for a sigh of "let it be better"!

Posted 11 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

11 Months Ago

Thank you Sheila, hope everything is going well and your son is mending? Happy thanksgiving my frie.. read more

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