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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listening to whispers > The trees those around you - trouble makers
She is/was thinking of other places
test the water
What I have here already is what I want

I feel sorry for you your lost love but your search brings the answer Your lover needs you once parted she learned where her heart is

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

Thanks for the pleasure of your writing

Worldy wise >should be at 81
Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

Reminded me of a songwhen I was 10 or so Whispering grass don't tell the tree cause they don't need .. read more
Tom

3 Months Ago

Yes, remember it well, Don Estelle and Windsor Davis ( ain't half hot mum fame) had a top hit with i.. read more



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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 3 Weeks Ago


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 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

3 Weeks 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 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month 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 1 Month Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

1 Month Ago

Thank you Sheila, hope everything is going well and your son is mending? Happy thanksgiving my frie.. read more
listening to whispers > The trees those around you - trouble makers
She is/was thinking of other places
test the water
What I have here already is what I want

I feel sorry for you your lost love but your search brings the answer Your lover needs you once parted she learned where her heart is

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

Thanks for the pleasure of your writing

Worldy wise >should be at 81
Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

Reminded me of a songwhen I was 10 or so Whispering grass don't tell the tree cause they don't need .. read more
Tom

3 Months Ago

Yes, remember it well, Don Estelle and Windsor Davis ( ain't half hot mum fame) had a top hit with i.. read more
This is a beautiful tribute to a good number of my friends here who have that beautiful dark hair & skin (which I envy very much!) I've always had the same fascination of which you write . . . love this delicate msg . . . great rhyme & rhythm & inventive word choices! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

3 Months Ago

Thank you muchly Margie, yes, many of our mutual friends here on the cafe site are multi lingual and.. read more
barleygirl

3 Months Ago

I feel guilty when messaging my multi-lingual friends becuz I am limited to one language & they happ.. read more
Tom

3 Months Ago

Exactly my feelin too Margie, glad I'm not alone!
Tom, as always, your rhyming and rhythm is spot on! Like a fairy tale with a happy ending....so very lovely. There is always someone for everyone and you found your true love....heavy sigh! I liked the personification of the the trees and the owl! The trees whisper the truth! Lydi**

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

3 Months Ago

Thank you Lydia for your appreciation of my little romance ballad!
My compliments, my dear friend, this gem is tops today! Kudos!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

3 Months Ago

Thank you my dear Divya, if only it were true??
DIVYA

3 Months Ago

As I see it dear Tom, a happy ending it will be!
Tom

3 Months Ago

namaste, let it be so!
Amazing use of words and thoughts. I love nature and shared wisdom.
"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"
I loved the above lines. Gentle, true and wonderful. Thank you Tom for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

3 Months Ago

Hi Coyote me old friend and bard, long time no hear, hope you're well? Thank you for stopping by lea.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome Tom.
Tom,
A new poem from you is always such a joy! A special, heartfelt write, flows like s song with lovely rhyming and meter. The story has a truly happy end. The whispering trees, the breeze and wise bird bring good tidings. Your love is here to stay, as you so richly deserve. May the bliss be endless and the joy never cease. I must say Cheers! And thanks for such an unforgettable poem.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

3 Months Ago

And thank you for your always heartfelt and sincerest reviews, and double, triple thanks once more m.. read more
DIVYA

3 Months Ago

May your muse always sizzle and shine just as our friendship does. So happy to share these moments o.. read more

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