NEATH THE WILLOW TREE

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‘NEATH THE WILLOW TREE

By

Robert Hewett Sr.

I saw you sitting there, ‘neath the willow tree.

The still waters of the pond, like a mirror

in the sun, reflecting back in time

to happier days in your mind.

A book of poems was in your hands,

but your mind was in distant lands,

searching for words to ease your pain.

An image of a happy moment long ago

brings a smile and a twinkle in your eye.

Looking into the mirror in the pond

reflecting back in time to a younger day,

when love bloomed with flowers in the sun,

brought to life by the mirror in the pond.

If I could write words like the ones in your book

I would fill your heart with love and joy.

Songs of love never lost, new each day, and

there for you even at that distant sunset.

Reflections in the mirror in the pond

would form images of happy days and times.

If my words could make you turn each page,

with thoughts of love and contented ways,

I would be blessed and you know the rest.

Read, fair lady, and let your mind float.

There in pages never lost in time

find the words to fill your lonely mind.

with dreams of times gone by.




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Lynne M. Cullen 4 years ago

Beautiful flowing poetry Robert......Enjoyed reading this lovely...........:)With Lot's of Warmth & Aloha to you dear friend


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Lynne and a warm Aloha to you. Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas. Bob


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MAFLongfellow 4 years ago

I reflect oft times of the good ol' days. Where did they go,oh come back and I'll cherish you better. Excellent write Robert, love ya, MAF


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

I remember the good old days of reading outside, enjoying nature.. before internet and hub pages. There is a beautiful lamenting tone to your poem. Gorgeous!


Leokadia Durmaj 4 years ago

Memories are such a joy, they do bring a smile and warm feelings of a time so long ago it seems now. Still, I hold mine dear to my heart and so many returned after reading your lovely poem Robert. Thank you for the journey back in time. Take care always, Lee


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Marilyn, love you too. If you have a special poem you would like me to publish on my hub just let me

know. Bob


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you very much Tammy for your beautiful comment. Bob


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Lee for being so faithful to my work and for your beautiful words. Send me another poem when you have one you want to share with the world. Bob


JinnyMarte 4 years ago

I see now that we have much in common as writers... ;-)

This is a very beautiful poem Robert. Thank you for sharing your special and talented vision.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Jinny for reading my poem and leaving this nice content. I will be back to read more of your work. Bob


Viola 4 years ago

Robert this poem is so beautiful. I could picture it all as I read each line. Very nice flow to it. You do have a special talent my friend. Viola


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you very much Vi for your wonderful comments. Bob


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Andrew75 3 years ago from West Palm Beach

Very good poem!


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 3 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks Andrew,

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