‘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
forming images of happier 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.
In those pages never lost in time
find the words that fill your lonely mind.
with dreams of times gone by.
From the editor--It is my pleasure to announce that Robert Hewett Sr. is April’s Poet of the Month. An award winning writer and book reviewer, his talent is evident. He has actively promoted Whispers, bringing new writers to our community. Robert collaborates with others in seamless poems that have been featured at Whispers. He has been encouraging to me and others, offering suggestions to make our online journal better. Robert deserves this honor!
Thoughts on “‘Neath the Willow Tree”--I asked Robert to submit a poem, and I was immediately drawn to the relaxing style. The imagery blossoms, allowing the reader to experience what he is conveying. The emotion and longing to take away another’s pain is heartfelt and honest. This poem was awarded 2nd place in a North Carolina statewide contest--others’ have discovered it’s merit.
Congratulations and thank you Robert! I appreciate all you do and have done for Whispers.
Karen O’Leary, Editor