The Sycamore Tree

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And I have watched a bobbing sycamore tree,
whispering, secrets beneath, the flaxen moon
held my breath as mountains descend in awe,
or maybe it’s a tear that melts away from eye.

I listen to the songs of the weeping shadows,
sighing, soft as though, there’s no tomorrow.
I, mount up, to the deep, and darkening sky,
attempt to gulp the midnight wind —

and watch as woe upon love’s lip dies.

 

Photo credits: Paul Whitener (1911-1959) The Sycamore Tree

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Comments

  1. debi says:

    This beautiful picture seems very melancholy to me and your words are spot on .

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  2. paul scribbles says:

    A melancholic song sung here. Evocative.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  3. Barry D says:

    You paint a moonlit, melancholic vibe that slides into a peaceful softness. I love all of your work, and this poem especially.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barry 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. Anna :o] says:

    True melancholy wrapped up in the most beautiful words. Lovely.
    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anna 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  5. Your last line is a wonderful dream. LOVE it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  6. gillena says:

    Luv this continued pondering. As your Line 1 states, it’s a case of this too.

    Beautiful write

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 🙂 so nice to see you ❤️

      Much love….

  7. Thotpurge says:

    gulping midnight wind… a lot of sadness in here…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  8. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Melancholy can also soothe… a bit like a wonderful day of fog… it can bring some rest.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn 🙂

  9. Such lovely, delicate imagery!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      1. kanzensakura says:

        Lovely and full of wistful melancholy.

        1. Sanaa says:

          Thank you so much, Toni 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Bev says:

    Beautiful words. I especially like “gulp the midnight wind” which can be taken to mean many things.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. I found less melancholy & more melodious alacrity, hyper-sensitive listening & observing–as poets something we all strive for; smile.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  12. Grace says:

    Just wistful and contemplative ~ I specially love this part:

    I listen to the songs of the weeping shadows,
    sighing, soft as though, there’s no tomorrow.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Gorgeous imagery

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Christine 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. Margaret says:

    … just a glimmer of all this Sycamore Tree has seen! Love this slice of its witness… Thank you …

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  15. Jim says:

    Mom Nature has put on many shows. I think she meant this one to be a tragedy.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Jim 🙂

  16. Jilly says:

    Gulp the midnight wind – Oh, that is so filled with imagery! This is beautiful 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jilly 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. Alwi Shatry says:

    Maybe sadness and melancholic sentiments can be a thing of beauty — if we can see it. That is my take, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alwi 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (I agree)

  18. oh your poem captured that pic in words….beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. annell4 says:

    This does seem to be a sad one…and though I’m not sure exactly what you are saying…it makes me sad, too. Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  20. Xenia says:

    A beautiful write Sanaa, I especially love ‘held my breath as mountains descend in awe, or maybe it’s a tear that melts away from eye’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  21. Martin Kloess says:

    Such sadness. yet the word flow is beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Martin 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. kaykuala h says:

    and watch as woe upon love’s lip dies.

    A sad ending happens sometimes!

    Hank

    1. Sara McNulty says:

      Mellow mood in this writing, a bit sad, with images like,
      ‘I, mount up, to the deep, and darkening sky,
      attempt to gulp the midnight wind —

      and watch as woe upon love’s lip dies.

      1. Sanaa says:

        Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

    2. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Hank 🙂

  23. Frank says:

    I liked the idea of gulping the midnight wind.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. You have captured the melancholy in the image. The weeping shadows certainly sang a poem for you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. Sreesha says:

    Oh so wonderful. There’s a deep sadness in this piece that seems to speak to me…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreesha 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

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