The Willow Girl

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Of nature’s majesty, she is blessed,

A single grace amongst the rest,

The willow girl, I have seen,

By the river of her dreams.


A heart aglow with liberty,

And yet her soul cannot be free,

Roots in earth, fastened, grow,

Held in toil from below.


She frees her leaves in venture’s river.

To lands beyond, it may deliver,

As boughs hang low to touch the waters,

That onward rush to distant quarters.


They flow so fast, so gay and free,

To run away, to her reverie,

The currents fast beyond her reach,        

That wind-swept wild, Donegal beach!


◄ Honey Bees

Downham ►


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Javis Tobias

Tue 12th Dec 2017 23:22

Hi Beno! This is the first read of your works for me! I really dig it, for being new to poetry you seem to have a grip on how to draw in the readers imagination, and paint a vivid mental image!! I look forward to reading more of your poems!! Keep writing and thank you for taking the time to check out my page as well!!

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Fred Varden

Fri 8th Dec 2017 23:29

Brilliantly crafted piece dude, keep the fire burning Beno.

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Hannah Collins

Fri 8th Dec 2017 20:54

Lovely poem and illustration. I love the imagery and use of language. One to read several times.


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Thu 7th Dec 2017 10:51

I had to look up what lyrical meant. Lol. What a lovely thing to say Suki. Thank you. Beno.

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suki spangles

Thu 7th Dec 2017 05:19

Very lyrical, Beno. Nice work!

Thanks for sharing.


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Wed 6th Dec 2017 06:53

Thanks for reading and commenting Ray. Beno

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Tue 5th Dec 2017 22:19

A magical place indeed Beno and beautifully expressed . Life affirming stuff and just what we need as we become jaded by the usual sleighs in the sky material.


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Tue 5th Dec 2017 10:23

Thanks for the likes and comments Col and David (Wolfgar).

I should have added some context maybe.
This was my first serious poem. Unedited.
The poem's about a girl I met recently she encouraged to have a proper stab at poetry.
She is very beautiful and graceful and in touch with nature, hence the Willow Girl. She works really hard, but dreams of getting away from it all (don't we all). She wants to travel.
Her favorite place is Donegal.

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Wolfgar Miere

Tue 5th Dec 2017 08:17

Lovely poem Beno, faery like in my imagination.

Not much else to say other than that, lovely stuff.

Seeing as you mentioned Donegal, here is a haunting Paul Brady tune,


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