♪ ♫ ♪
Stealing a glance under my branch,
I spied a green-eyed lady,
as if, by Chance, or Fate’s romance,
she found me cool and shady.
I heard her sigh for times gone by,
her breath grew slow and steady.
I knew not why, but in her cry,
old tears stood at the ready.
Releasing all, the rain did fall
on ruddy roots and timber.
Like thunder calls that break down walls;
like leaves turn in September.
Like storms pass on, She turned to song,
my rigid frame grew limber.
Like grass loves sun, Love made us one:
A Day Made To Remember.
— Uncle Tree
Photographs by Bruce Marlin @ Wikimedia
That is beautiful
Thank you, Heidi! 🙂
🙂 Thank you, Sarah!
Beautiful poem. Thank you. sd
Thank you so much, Sharon! 🙂
I send my love friend, a perfect one ,today i fight with migrene , Bless
Wonderful poem! Thank you.
Beautiful! I so love Willow Trees! They appear in several of my poems as well!
Sorry to hear that, soul bro. I pray thee well, and quickly.
Thank you for visiting in spite of the pain. Take care, Em.
Hey, Patrick! 🙂 Thank you! I’m glad you liked. My pleasure ~
Thank you, Dennis! 🙂
🙂 Thank you kindly, Annette!
Thank you bunches, DiAnne! 🙂 I am partial to this one, too.
As I read, the question arises, what brought this one to the surface? Now a Willow Tree is known to weep and to find a lady under this Willow weeping, is quite the paradox. What was Uncle Tree thinking, LadyP wonders. Awesome poem, beautiful image, and I do thank you for the Gift you have given me today! Love, Sis
Lovely, lovely words and refreshing to a weary soul!
You’re welcome, Amy. Thank you! 🙂 Happy to know you enjoyed this.
In truth, it is a response I made to a Willow tree poem by Caroline.
What started out as play, turned into something serious,
as I began to write this reply in a fairy tale manner with
rhythm and rhymes and deeply felt sentiments.
Have a great day, sis! Luvz and hugz, Keith ❤
🙂 Thank you kindly, Jean! Glad to be of service in this manner.
Outstanding!!!! = >
Hi there, Umair! 🙂 Thank you very much!
Enjoyed this very much. I love willows. Sharing this gem and pearling it.
🙂 Thank you, Uncle Buck! Glad you liked!
Hello, Rasma! I kinda think Willows are a fan favorite, too.
Thank you for the visit, the share, and your compliment! 🙂 Cheerz, UT
I’ve missed you!!! Where have you been, UT? Glad you’re back! 🙂
🙂 Thank you, liz! I just been trying to keep up with the wandery. 😉
UT—Love Sir Willow and the green eyed lady. Thank you.
You are welcome, George. 🙂 Glad you liked. Thank you!
That song really sings … 🙂
🙂 Thank you, Salva!
I read this several times, and finally aloud. Then I was really wondering about its power and melody. Really, really well written.
I shall have a great day, now that I have spoken to you! (((HUGS))) Amy
One of my favorite trees!!! Thank you!
Thank you once again, my friend! 🙂 I woke up really early
last Sunday morning, and wrote this by moonlight. Once
I saw a pattern emerging, I kept the time and the rhymes
kept coming. Persona poems are a treat to write. Cheerz, UT
Thank you, Ajua! 🙂 Glad you liked! Me²
This is a beautiful poem 🙂
🙂 Thank you bunches, Iris!
Writing poetry certainly has its own ways … 🙂
Yes Sir, I think you made it to our gracious queen’s honorary honours list……. for services to the green-eyed lady and tears for souvenirs 😉
Self Sir-vice applies when the queen gets too old and slow to respond. 😉
Honored to make the list, I am, soul man! Thank ya, bruv!
🙂 Thank you, Joy!
Very beautiful !! Thx. Pam
Thank you, kind lady! 🙂
Thank you, Deby! 🙂
Thank you truly, Tucker! 🙂 I’m so glad you liked!
Green being a colour of healing, or, since duality is endemic to this planet it could be that the green eyed lady is (was)seeing everything under the influence of emotions which discolor or distort?
Whatever, yet another fine piece of work (or perhaps art would be a more correct description) from the pen (keyboard) of UT.
Thank you for the fine compliment, old friend! 🙂 Glad you liked.
For sure, John. It was I who was under the influence of green energies.
This well-loved tree was a stand-up and sturdy guy,
until this young Lady came along and “made” him turn to weeping.
Sir Willow simply wilted under the stress of sympathy’s pangs.
Still, he likes his new dew, and it will soon turn yellow, thanks to blue.
What a lovely poem…I am somewhat envious of the green eyed lady…to be able to release it all under your protective canopy…oh…the stuff dreams are made of!!
I love this poem…I really do. I’d not thought of you in this weeping category before…but it works! I just last week took photos of a very similar tree…I will keep it for when the inspiration strikes me….but if I see a an email for you I may just send a copy to you!
I must say that you are absent so long…and then you post a true delight!! Thank you UT…I’ve missed you!! ❤
Thank you truly, Lorrie! 🙂 I’m so glad you found this one delightful.
My fairy tales always have happy endings. Plucking heart strings
from A to G is my cup of tea. I got lucky with this nurturing one,
thanks be to the green-eyed lady who spurred me on:
my near and dear friend, Caroline.
Have a great weekend, sista! ❤ Luvz and hugz, Keith
More accolades UT to your long list here. This reminds me of a favorite album from long ago, “Songs From the Wood.” Perhaps you know it? We need an interlude of flute….. Thank you for a special treat today! Still listening to the mighty Pacific roar, but sending luvz & hugs to you, WG
Thank you, WG! Glad to hear all is well with you on holiday.
Jethro Tull? Oh, yes. He certainly had a leg up on the competition. 😉
Love the honorary comparison. ❤ Hugz backatcha, my friend!
Awwww how sweet, Tio 🙂
🙂 Thank you, Teri! Peace and luvz from a true sap, Uncle Tree
A delightful poem, thank you.
You’re welcome. 🙂 Thank you! Glad you liked.
The weeping willow and the weeping lady is a very neat concept. Beautiful. What about a Tortured Willow? I’ll send a pic if you need.
so so lovely!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
ooh, beautifully written and beautifully photographed, thank you CC xx
Thank you, John! 🙂 Torture? For sure, I may need
something to pine about this coming Halloween.
🙂 Thank you triple-ee, Trini!
Hi there! 🙂 Glad you liked this, CC! ❤ Thank you!
My dear green-eyed lady, I have you to thank for this inspired piece.
THANK YOU!!! 🙂 Willows have always intrigued my eyes,
and I love a good masquerade. Uncle Tree appreciates
your southern hospitality in allowing me to scribble on your walls.
Have a great Sunday, Caro! ❤ See you in September! 😉 Hugz, UT
🙂 Thank you, Margaret!
Yes, that’s it! Climb aboard and get high on me! 🙂 Wispy…
Easy now, my limber is tender from swaying all night in the breeze.
Ah, yes. So nice! Feels like sunshine on my life. 🙂 Thank you, bright lady!
Beautiful music Uncle Tree!
The seasons that are resounding sing inside and out.
Thank you, Roberto! Glad you liked! 🙂 Nice to meet you, too! Cheerz, UT
Is it any Wonder that came to my rescue? Here, I have this apple… 😉
Sweet? Damn right! 😉 Ripe? Mostly. Just a little green behind the ears.
Awesome work and beautiful photograph
Thank you so much! 🙂 Glad you liked this one.
🙂 Thank you!
Beautiful as always…. thank you.
Ohmygod. Absolutely beautiful. I just love the rhyme and the steady rhythm of the poem. And the imagery….. I’m envious of your beautiful talent. Thank you for sharing
Thank you, Kate! 🙂
🙂 Thank you, Carole!
Loved this one! Struck a cord within me .
Thank you very much, young lady! 🙂 Nice to meet you! Peace and luvz, UT
Great post, I really enjoyed the words and images.
Thank you, Karen! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed this.
This is such a sweet ensemble about love. Beautiful written Keith!! Have A Great Day!!!
Thank you kindly, Alisha! 🙂 I thought you’d get a kick out of this one.
It is a beautiful day here in Lincoln, Nebraska! ❤ You have a good night!
Lol, Yes, You are so right!! I enjoyed it so very much!!! Oh Wow, I Bet It Is A Beautiful Day There. Many Blessings Have A Great Night Keith!! 😄
Thanks for liking my post. This is so lovely. I love these trees, what a beautiful poem 😊 You gained a follower
Thank you, Lucy! 🙂 Glad you liked this.
Nice to meet you! Peace and luvz, UT
Nice to meet you too 😄 peace and love Hun
I could feel my pulse rising. Beautiful ❤
I’m so glad you felt something while reading this one. That means I did my job.
Thank you, Hayli! 🙂 Nice to meet you today! Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree
Nice to meet you as well. I’m excited to read more 🙂
Hi Uncle Tree… This is so marvelous… I loved it and particularly the last stanza. Beautiful verse and photos!
Best wishes to you, Aquileana 😛
Thank you, Amalia dear! 🙂 You are unforgettable!
Always good to see you here. ❤ Luvz and hugz, UT
What a lovely poem. I don’t read poetry in general but this was delightful. Many thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate it.
Thank you very much, Connie! 🙂 And you’re welcome. Happy Friday!
Beautiful. As you know Mudpile wood loves trees but Maria has a willow in her garden and finds mowing around it to be a troublesome affair especially as two dogs hide bones and balls in the cave like room it creates.
I’m so glad you liked this. 🙂 Thank you kindly! Caves rock!
Keith, this is lovely, I love this feeling of fusion between you and the Willow Tree, as right you are, they have a “weeping habit” (botanists say). I love how you used the name of the tree to make your poem come so alive!
“Yeah! Maria likes!” 🙂 Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful comments.
As a writer of fairy tales, sometimes, I do attempt to convey the impossible.
Sir Willow “became” the first of his kind after this encounter with a lady.
Previously, he was a stand-up guy; tall, sturdy, and quite upright.
Now, he’s a sap like me, who cries tears of joy and sorrow
at the drop of a hat. Not a bad thing, really;
embarrassing at times, but I rather see it
like the communion of the Saints.
We trees easily feel for you human peeps. 😉
Have a great weekend, my friend! ❤ Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree
I’ve never been great at deciphering poetry, but for me this poem flowed with such grace. You allude so slyly the strength and reassurance the woman found in the opposite of limber. You took her old tears and sucked them up with your roots like they were nothing. You knew the season would change, the storms would pass, and though you never said it, you stood tall and strong, waiting. Once the thunder quieted she sung, and you listened and limbered. Two humbled souls as One. Definitely a day to remember.
Can’t wait for more. Much love brother
Hi, Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post. I love this poem you got here, started singing and getting a melody in my head. I am a fan of poetry but been slacking on it. Now, motivated to get back to writing and reading others. Have a lovely day and looking forward to reading more.
Hi there, Alix! Nice to meet you! 🙂 Thank you ever so much for this
fine interpretation of my lyrical poetry. You are “spot on” in your critique.
Have yourself a great Sunday! Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree
Thank you, Dawna! 🙂 Glad you liked this. Nice to meet you.
Have a great Sunday! Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree
Hello there, Donna! Nice to meet you.
I’m so glad you found this one “noteworthy”. 🙂
Thank you kindly! Peace and luvz, UT
surely the Willow is an empath
for he mourns on the wind of tears past
he holds her tears for as long as he can
when she comes again, he gives them back…
what a beautiful love story…
if all had a love that made them one and it grew under the sun
entwined under the moon, we’ld all plant a tree not someday, but soon
I like your thoughts Uncle Tree…always a smile…
Take Care…You Matter…
Understandably, you caught my riff, maryrose.
I thank you for the soft and tender compliments! 🙂
If I brought you a smile, that’s all that matters. Hugz, UT
I like the lady singing and Sir Willow responds in appreciation.
Songs easing the sadness.
My pleasure and may you also have a peaceful day 🙂
Thank you, Edgar! 🙂 Glad you liked this.
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Absolutely beautiful tree and lovely words to match! Thank you for both!
You’re welcome! Glad you liked. 🙂 Thank you for visiting today! Peace, UT
It sounds like a really truly old poem, and so perfect for the willow!
Thank you for the fine compliment! 🙂 I am touched. Nice to meet you! UT
Swoons of a feather, flock together
Tango’d in leather, dancing forever…
A second wind sent forth to touch
will drop that feather in its clutch
‘neath Willow’s tapestry – sheer delight
Longfellow can wait – she’s mine tonight
41° 49′ 04.23″ N, 88° 04′ 31.2″ W 😉 Chicago
“damn we really need to find this tree! I am serious”
I thought you meant the tree pictured above, Caro.
Copy and paste location onto Google maps to see. 🙂
“whoever she is” ? Why, she is none other than you.
🙂 Thank you, Louis!
How sweet, Keith 🙂
🙂 Thank you, Reggie! I’m glad you liked these lyrics. Cheerz, UT
A beautiful song! I wonder if you have the music too:)
Thank you, Inese! Sorry, no, no looney tune to match the runes.
“Is there a musician in the house?” Let the bidding begin. 😉
Yes! Competition time!
Seriously I was humming while reading 🙂
that lives and see all under and above the weeping Willow…What a amazing poem….:) 🙂
Hello, Poetess! Glad you liked this. 🙂 Thanks a bunch! Nice to meet you!
Me too…Mr. Willow…I’ll keep an eye on you….
🙂 Thank you, Francisca!
Your words unlocked feelings I wasn’t aware were there. Both painful and sweet. Thank you.
That is the perfect compliment to a man who fancies himself a poet.
Thank you, Samuel! Nice to meet you! I like your style. 🙂 Peace and luvz, UT
My childhood home looked onto a creek and bush land full of Willow trees, beautiful. Thank you for the poem.
You’re welcome, Wendy. 🙂 Thank you kindly for visiting!
Nice to meet you. Glad you liked this. Peace and luvz, UT
You OK Uncle Tree? Such a beautiful poem, then nothing more for your loyal followers. Peace and luvz, WG
I am fine, WG! 🙂 Just been happily busy visiting folks,
liking posts, and making hopefully intelligible comments
to those I follow and anyone else who posts about trees, waterfalls, etc.
Sorta playin’ a numbers game this year for that part of
my ego, which hopes to get “on board” with the search engines.
I tell Dad it’s like missionary work, cuz I’m known world-wide,
except for Cuba.
Blogging success is a personal judgement. At the end of the day, or my life, I want to know which poems, or which posts were my best, and I don’t want to have to sift through 10,000 of them to figure that out. My kids and hopefully, grandkids, may want to know the same, and I keep that in mind. I have 5+ years of history here — free, and open to the public. I pray you understand, Elizabeth. Peace to you on this beautiful sunny day! UT
That is an interesting perpective, Keith, and one I almost understand 😉
It fascinated me that while I was away in Oregon, not posting, my numbers held. I could keep an eye on things, but had no way to upload photos so I didn’t try to post. Then I came home right to a community event for which I was responsible, and still had virtually no time. Didn’t seem to have much effect at all on my blog traffic, which was a real eye-opener 😉 I’ve bought into WordPress’s philosophy of “a post a day” for a while now. I get your quest for quality, and watching for useful responses, rather than quantity.
A gorgeous day. I’m making pear butter today and enjoying the beauty berries now fully ripened in the garden. When will your first anthology be published in hard copy? Hugz, E
LoL 🙂 Too funny, WG. As soon as you pick my best 50. But then
I’ll want at least one pic or work of art for each page,
and that’ll probably take 10 years – give or take a few.
For the past 35 years, at work, for lunch everyday, I’ve eaten an
almond butter and jelly sandwich. Apple butter is also a fav.
Pear sounds pretty good, too. Wish I could try yours. 🙂
When is it hitting the market? He-he. Peace and luvz, UT
Congratulations on this one… I love it ❤
My favorite verses are those from the third stanza. Wise Words… Also your green imaginary is bucolic and refreshing!
Best wishes, Aquileana 😛
Willows have been my favourite tree since I used to read under one when I was five so I loved this poem. Thanks for the follow by the way 😉
🙂 Thank you, Amalia! Glad you like my poem and the look.
Have a great week! Peace, luvz, and hugz, Uncle Tree ❤
Thank you, Gillian! 🙂 Glad you liked this.
Trees!! 🙂 🙂 I love the poem that goes along with it too. Now if only I could have a book and sit under that tree and read…
Oops! I posted my comment as anonymous! Sorry about that.
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We just love Uncle Tree!
Thank you, NJ! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed!
Such wonderful images for autumn, Uncle Tree!
Thank you, Christy! 🙂 Glad you liked!
That’s one of the most gorgeous things I’ve read. I wish I could make something like that!
That is a super-nice comment! 🙂 Thank you so very much! UT
Thank you, Kailani! 🙂 Nice to meet you!
Beautiful! What a lovely tree. 🙂
Thank you J.L.! 🙂 Glad you liked!
Wonderful, beautiful, and inspiring. Thank you.
You’re welcome, Ann! My pleasure. 🙂 Thank you for sweet compliment!
🙂 Thank you, sir! Glad you liked.
Awesome words and pics. Thanks for the like
You’re quite welcome. 🙂 Thank you! Uncle Tree
Thanks for the “like” on my blog! I am so impressed with poets. I am not good at poetry. I write more of an inspirational prose style. But I do love trees! It takes a lot of creativity to write poetry so beautifully. Great work!
You are welcome, Myrna. :)Thank you for the visit,
and the nice compliment! Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree
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Loved this poem!
Also, wanted to say thanks for stopping by my site and liking the post about me being featured on InsppireMeToday.com. My essay is on the site today so please go read it, and then share it with your followers so that I can reach the audience that I dream of reaching.
Thank you for your support.
I hope to see you soon on my blog again.
Thank you! 🙂 And you’re welcome.
Thank you for sharing this peaceful poem and beautiful accompanying photographs. I’ll visit your site again.
Thank you, Mary! 🙂 Nice to meet you!
what a beautiful journey you took me 🙂 thank you!
Thank you so much, Maria! 🙂 I am glad you liked this!
Dear Caro, Sir Willow knows where he stands,
and he is thankful you do to. He also says, you are
always more than welcome to have a sit and stay a bit.
Uncle Tree is blushing the reds and yellows and oranges of Fall.
The sun is shining brightly here today. I pray it warms your heart. Hugz, K
LoL Sir Willow stands in Uncle Tree’s neck of the woods,
where he can forever be found 24/7, in case he is needed. 😉 Huggerz!
LoL Can’t say I blame him, pw. 😉
I am 100% sure, I will not take down your comment, Caro. ❤
Now, if you want to throw down and rassle…he-he. Huggerz!
with gratitude and pleasure …. you touch me here .. and there … ks
Thank you, Kurt! 🙂
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I find it wonderful when photos fit verses – thank you
Hello mate nice ppost