Lilac Wine


I Lay My Heart Under The Weeping Willow


I lay my heart under the shade of the weeping willow
For the weeping willow weeps with me
I feel the gentle caresses of the breeze upon my face
I raise my face towards the sun
Just as I had turned my face to yours
The sun strokes my skin so warm and tenderly
Like your loving words on my grazed heart
Teasing away the pains of a love gone wrong

The branches billow in the wind around me
For the weeping willow dances with me
Dancing away to my hearts melancholy song
Caressing and soothing with each move
I close my eyes and embrace the moment
Just as I had once welcomed your warm loving enfold
I let the tears fall to wipe out the pain
As the clouds gather and the sunlight begins to fade
Those happy memories begin to leave me
I realise your promises were nothing but lies


I listen to the sound of the brook as it flows within my reach
I gently stir the cool water as it ripples around my toes
Life stands still in the delicate heartbeat of a moment
Paralysed in the balance of truth and time
Peace in its darkest form
Cradling my soul with its suffocating pain
I surrender my heart under the shade of the weeping willow
For the weeping willow weeps with me

Submitted: Monday, September 24, 2007
Edited: Friday, May 25, 2012

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  • Rookie Carl Harris (4/28/2009 8:11:00 PM)

    This is a very beautiful and deeply moving poem, Lilac Wine, one that is darkly melancholy and profoundly sad, yet with such tremendous and effective imagery in it, that it is an exceptional pleasure to read. It is about as well written as it can be and a great comliment to your impressive poetic talent. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yelena M. (4/27/2009 2:20:00 PM)

    A beautiful imagery all through the poem, emotions perfectly expressed in these poignant lines.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes.
    Amary. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yassar Ali (4/18/2009 6:31:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem illustrating the harsh reality of a broken relationship. glad you shared this (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 73 Points Rani Turton (4/20/2008 11:48:00 AM)

    This poem is very beautiful. The emotions synchronise very well with the words that have been written, it seems, with pain and tears. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (10/9/2007 12:02:00 AM)

    I find this superb. Song-like, lyrical. Each stanza could stand alone. Heartbreaking yet somehow, flowingly beautiful. t x (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,709 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/3/2007 10:11:00 PM)

    An eloquent expression of passion & absolute melancholy....Inveterating and serenely toned....Smooth structure, like a coin tossed across an icepond....Lilac, i liked this piece very much...

    FjR (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (9/30/2007 12:12:00 PM)

    This is such a great write, like you were just pouring raw feelings straight onto the page,
    No clever rhyming pattern needed, no obvious structure and yet soooo brilliant, now that's the sort of poetry that I love
    Take care and thankyou for this AMAZING PIECE OF CRAFT
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,237 Points David Harris (9/30/2007 1:08:00 AM)

    Someone once said that if we never feel pain we will never know what happiness feels like. At the moment pain seems unbearable, but pain subsides and eases with time. Although it may not seem like it now, but it does. Then something will come along and you will be singing from the roof top and dancing on air. So hang on in there young lady. A beautiful sad poem that is so heartfelt. Top marks and thanks for sharing it.
    David (Report) Reply

  • Rookie life is all about happiness and peace (9/24/2007 7:54:00 AM)

    dont eva give up.....sure the pain at tymes gts unbearable and tears fall off...bt lt thm dry off...regain urself...be wht u once were, the lady, ur man loved...bq to those tymes whn love was in the air...its easy to loose and cry ova ur love, bt try to regain it and sustain it, snatch bq the momnts tht are dying and slipping off....always remmeber...no matter who the man, hw much the love, in evryones life there cmz a tym like thys...the real women are those who dont shatter and break away, instead uses their mind and manipulates to keep the man of life with thm, , , so go ahaed try on, , , he still loves u, u just need to gt him bq...try on 100 tymes..with whoeva u going to start again its just gonna b the same..as there are ups and downs in a relationship..so handle it with love and strength.......u cant loose ur man...no way (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew mark Wilkinson (9/24/2007 6:19:00 AM)

    This is so sad Lilac, so heartbreakingly touching lady... love andy... wipe your tears away sweet poet...10 (Report) Reply

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