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 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

2 Years Ago

Thank you Sami, true indeed!
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

You are welcome.



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we lose too many people unnecessarily here...poets need to support each other, not attack each other....we are all we have...only real poets understand each other...most others see us as crazy and too obscure.
I don't know what the trolls get out of ripping others apart.
I was on a site that was way worse than this one as far as attacks...there was a core group who ran the site and ran over many fledgling poets...I tried to back those who were beaten down...and got three strikes...and was kicked off the site.
and I know one writer who simply gave up writing poetry because of it...and she was very good.
Just didn't fit into their click.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


From Hollywood to Bollywood sir. You are becoming a celebrity. The tiger spirit is leaping forward. You are on a hunt for a beautiful one and world_class poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

1 Year Ago

Maybe she's still around?? Thank you Sami 🤗
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

Hahaha. You are welcome sir.
"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"

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tom

1 Year Ago

Thank you Sami 🤗
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

You are welcome sir.
Your tribute must have hit the meant mark Tom for reading the comments the lady is back and must treasure these tender lines of encouragement -- shall now look up the poet called Divya as being fairly new here I have not had the pleasure of reading her work. Thank you for sharing your loving concern for another writer.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

1 Year Ago

Thank you Fay, alas though, I think she's gone again😥
A lovely read Tom and as I was intrigued to find out who had parted from our company, I scrolled through all your responses. The wonderful DIVYA, one of my absolute favourite writers and she still posts here. Love her work and yours is a lovely tribute.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

2 Years Ago

Perceptive of you my friend, yes, I penned this in honour of our dear, lovely friend Divya, and than.. read more
i enjoyed the rhyme and rhythm .. feels natural .. fun romantic story with loads of imagery and happy closing ... lucky man!! does not always turn out in such a way ;) i hope to take these lines with me and use it when i get the blues:
"has she met another, a secret lover
I implored a passing cloud? " i think this is a good song to fit your poem .. check it out! :)
https://youtu.be/zyjiWD0ER74
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

2 Years Ago

Thank you E. I'll check it out 🤗
A beautiful poem to read, so rhythmic like a song. It fills heart with joy to read this and the vivid imagery is so awesome. Though quite emotional, but really skillfully penned... I love this.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

2 Years Ago

Very kind of you to say so. Thank you !
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 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


Tom

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years Ago

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

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

2 Years Ago

Thank you 😊

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