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Tupelo Honey

Updated on May 1, 2014
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By: Wayne Brown



Like a gentle, quiet, spring rain, she made entry into the room

Each man there watched; desiring her; wanting to be her groom

Her dark hair dressed in ribbons flowing shiny in fine strands

A deep longing to touch her tresses stirred down to each man


When she entered a room, sheer beauty came along as well

A smooth motion moving together like the clapper to the bell

Beauty drawing eyes to see, no man could take away his stare

Each one imagining himself beside her; desiring to be there


Men could only wonder staring into her china blue eyes

If ever there was a chance to gain such as winning prize

Her smile, her charm, her light touch to one’s hand

Left a faint heart set to trembling deep inside the man


Just to have her in one’s presence; such a visual treat

A stunning, natural beauty trimmed in all that is sweet

A darling treasure to behold; an angel with hidden wings

A diamond shining its light from an array of pretty things


All eyes gazed on her beauty; like greed looks upon wealth

She was the picture of desire; sheer perfection in stealth

But she was above it all; actually she found it rather funny

Smiling, I took her hand in mine; my sweet little Tupelo Honey



©Copyright WBrown2012. All Rights Reserved. 21 September 2012


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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @acaetnna....I was dreaming more about being the guy who won the prize when I wrote it! LOL! But then again, what guy wouldn't be in that mindset? Thanks much! ~WB

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      What a truly beautiful woman, a woman I am sure that every man would desire. How wonderful it is to be in love and your marvelous poem brought out the romance in me. I loved it, brilliant, so thank you.

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Vincent Moore....Just sit out on the front stoop reading your poetry aloud, Ken...they'll come a-runnin'! LOL! Thanks much for the good words! ~WB

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      Yes indeed Wayne my scriber you are one of the many fortunate who snared their Tupelo Honey and be content the rest of their lives together. That picture you posted is shear beauty, I've always admired beauty in a woman and can't go long without one in my life. As I am ageing I find it more difficult to find that twin. She may yet still come along, for now I live as a solitary man. Thank you for sharing the beauty of everlasting LOVE.

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Gypsy Rose Lee...I would love to have one of those inspirations each day! LOL! Thanks GRL. ~WB

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up this is wonderful and delightful. A lovely tribute to a very lovely lady. I see her loveliness inspired you. Well done.

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Hypenbird...A bit of fantasy poetry is just as satisfying as a good novel sometimes. LOL! Thanks much! ~WB

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      You know what it is to have a woman secure in her beauty and love for you. This is a wonderful tribute to that special lady be she real or still to materialize. Just lovely work Wayne.

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @rcrumple...As Obi One Kenobi said, "Use the force, Luke"...I have use my powers to satisfy my imagination! LOL! It's okay until one gets caught! Thanks much! ~WB

      @breakfastpop...Have you been on another cruise, Poppy. I have been missing your writings the last couple of weeks? Glad to see you back. I am a lucky man...I should post a pic of my wife! ~WB

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      You are a lucky man!!!

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Wayne - What a descriptive way of bragging, my friend! lol Seriously, absolutely fantastic description of one not only precious to the mind, but to the eyes as well. Just don't let your wife catch you! Great Job!

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @fpherj48....Lucky I did use "blue eyes" since my wife's eyes are blue but she still wanted to know why she was not in the picture! LOL! I told her it was simply a work of fiction! LOL! I could write a bunch of these and change the eye and hair color in each one....Version 1.2....I appreciate the fantasy....I was living one when i wrote it! LOL! Thanks much! ~WB

      @drbj...I will just run down to the mall and read it in their store...then again, the models probably won't be hangin' out there...drat the luck. I should have been writing this stuff when I was 35! LOL! Thanks, Doc. I'll keep trying. ~WB

      @BlossomSB...Thank you! So glad you liked it! ~WB

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely poem, heartfelt and gently expressed. Voted it beautiful.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Recite poetry like this to all the beautiful girls you meet, Wayne, and you will have not only Tupelo honey but her colleagues as well at Victoria's Secret. Trust me.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Damn, Wayne!!! Such a great poem, about an incredibly stunning and gorgeous woman....desired by all men....watched by every male eye.....Why'd you have to go and give her BLUE eyes!? How the hell am I suppose to convince anybody this poem is about me, now??!! hahahahah ROFLMAO.....(give an old lady a break, we have to have fantasies....while we drink our Ensure...) I'm sorry I'm so bad. No, I'm not really..................UP+++

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @The Frog Prince....Thanks much, Jim...see you tonight! ~ WB

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      You still got it goin' on Bro.

      The Frog

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Ericdierker....You know, that really sums it up, Eric. The woman one really love fits that description in every way through your eyes and that's what makes the world go 'round! Thanks man! ~WB

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @writer20...."Honey" in real life is a young Australian model named Miranda Kerr....she is one of the Victoria's Secret Angels and likely would not give me the time of day on a lonely street corner! LOL! But she fit the bill for this one. Thanks much, Joyce! ~WB

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks much Wayne, I have been lucky in love. Your poem reminds me how I feel when the woman I love walks into a room. I shall in turn remind her.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great poem and I can most men jumping at the chance to meet Honey, she is very pretty.

      Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @teaches12345...Here's hoping that I do. I am within 5000 views of the 100,000 level so everything helps right now. I wonder if I get a prize? LOL! Thanks much! ~WB

      @girishpuri....Thank you! Great comments! ~WB

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Beautiful woman, awesome poetry, master piece,. voted up.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Very nicely written. Love your verses. The photo does show a most beautiful woman -- the ultimate beauty! I am sure you will get some good views on this one.

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @billybuc...Well, thank you! Those are some mighty fine words from a man who garners a great deal of praise himself and I am honored. Van Morrison has a way of touching me and inspiring me with many of his songs. From the first time I heard "Tupelo Honey" I was mesmerized by the beauty of the comparison. Never before had I heard beauty compared to the honey of the Tupelo tree but it all seemed to make sense. The challenge in this poem was achieving the imagery to match that term "Tupelo Honey". It also allowed me to check the bucketlist and live out a fantasy of being the "guy who gets the girl!" for once. LOL! Thanks so much, Bill. ~WB

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What an incredibly beautiful woman.... I want to meet that beauty! And this poem....a work of beauty in its own right. Well done Wayne! You are a master of poetry...you are a night on the front porch speaking with old friends.....you are a teller of grand tales....thank you for this!