Swaying Willow

Swaying Willow

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer

Braced beneath the swaying willow,

magic words were freed from their bonds,

and the spine of the book tumbled from fingers.

While the cool breeze carried both my thoughts and imagination.

© 2022 Cherrie Palmer


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i have a willow in my backyard, love this write

Posted 3 Days Ago


Boy, haven't we all been there? --- This was well written and held visuals in easy view. Thanks for the ride.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Week Ago

This is a moment I think most writers have. There something we've read stirs our imagination.
Sounds like a wonderful day. Makes one loathe to come back to earth. Beautiful words, Ma'am.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cherrie Palmer

1 Week Ago

:) thank you well ee got snow ❄ under the willow this morning might need to trade in the the book.. read more
M. J. Smith

1 Week Ago

Well, Cherries, maybe you can spend the day curled up with a nice cup of tea instead. If not, well, .. read more
Cherrie Palmer

1 Week Ago

Already at my desk, but a hot 🔥 cup of tea sounds good.
The willows swayed in a gust of imagination
Freeing the words caught in a spell,
And your fingers fumbled trying to catch the pages
Carried on winds of thought in a brisk embrace.

Posted 1 Week Ago


I'm seeing you under the majesty of a willow. The pages still in your hands after the spine falls winter sunlight sprinkling through the weeping leaves causing your words on the pages to sparkle. Nice imagery! Hang on, I'm thinking.....

Posted 1 Week Ago


William Michael Reeves

1 Week Ago

I agree. Says that the reader really read it. Was inspired by it. And made some attempt to understan.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

1 Week Ago

You I Know, is a poem I wrote after one of your comments.
William Michael Reeves

1 Week Ago

Oh really? I'm after it now!
So admire willows. Weeping willows and river willows. See alot of them on the banks of the river Thames. I particularly like their graceful movement. Your poem transported me Cherrie.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Week Ago

I love a willow it speaks to the soul.
I like the image of poetry painted in these words. Imagination being freed in thought beneath a willow tree. Very nice work Cherrie.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Week Ago

I'm going to use this to open a short story (I think).
oh this is so atmospheric...and we used to have a Willow in our yard...grew over the neighbor's garage...he didn't like that so much....

cause he gave my dad the stick to plant for the willow....from his own tree, which died a few months later.
when the words are random...and reading frees us...we create our own stories...
love this,
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Week Ago

We had a willow. It was big large and full. I loved it we kept our picnic table under it. I mis.. read more

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Added on January 5, 2022
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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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