Heather Burns


Before Her Eyes - Poem by Heather Burns

The weeping
willow
stands
silently at
the waters
edge.

Watching
reflections
occurring
over and
over again.

Once she
wore
yellow
ribbons
in her
hair.

A signature
of her
youth.

Now leaning
over, she
discovers
the remains
of yesterday.

Forever
displaying
themse lves
dancing
before her
eyes in
the waters.


Comments about Before Her Eyes by Heather Burns

  • Gold Star - 6,796 Points Mihaela Pirjol (6/20/2014 7:36:00 AM)

    Lovely poem, beautifully expressed. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,887 Points Dave Walker (7/22/2013 5:19:00 PM)

    A great poem, I think we all see this now and again as we get older. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 38 Points Lucifera Santez (7/20/2013 2:16:00 AM)

    what goes away, never comes back.................
    life this way is real but sad........... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,800 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/18/2013 11:18:00 AM)

    Reflection of Willow tree's hanging strings of leaves nicely reflects life. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,150 Points Valsa George (7/18/2013 7:38:00 AM)

    So succinct, but so deep! People of our age group can easily identify with this leaning willow tree, which once stood erect at the waters edge! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,711 Points Valerie Dohren (7/17/2013 4:49:00 PM)

    This is so lovely Heather - very poignant, about lost youth. Beautifully expressed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 18, 2013


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