Penelope’s Poems

April 6, 2009

Wilt

Filed under: poetry — penelopephoebe @ 8:19 am

Wilt

 

 

Fragile, tremulous, so it grew,

 

Its slender stalk so proud

 

It loved the shade of the tall tree;

 

The safety it allowed.

 

Its qualities were simply pure.

 

It blossomed in the night.

 

It drew its strength from its neighbour

 

And hid itself from light

 

 

A woman passed and looking down

 

She saw this fragile thing.

 

She plucked it from its hiding place

 

And made its small heart sing

 

She did not really mean it harm.

 

Its beauty smoothed her brow

 

And as it withered, so she cried,

 

Not knowing why or how.

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6 Comments »

  1. dear pen,
    Beautiful poem. simply adorable.
    your writing style is too good.
    with very best wishes,
    trisha

    Comment by trisha — April 10, 2009 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

  2. I love this one. The emotion it brought you have no idea . I sit here with the tears just rolling down my face Penny.
    almost speachless.
    I love your work . Dont stop and dont put the pen down.

    Much Love to you

    Lisa

    I would love to feature this one.

    Comment by Lisa RedWillow — August 20, 2010 @ 9:51 pm | Reply

    • Thank you so much, Lisa. A word of encouragement goes a long way.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — August 21, 2010 @ 3:06 am | Reply

  3. lovely piece, thanks for sharing!
    🙂

    Comment by Jingle — September 16, 2010 @ 2:25 pm | Reply

  4. Aww.. this was so sweet and sad…
    We do tend to harm things/people we really love… and later, end up regretting what we’ve done…
    I really felt this one, Penelope… very realistic and lovely!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at the poetry potluck.. it was very kind of you! xoxoxo

    Comment by Kavita — September 17, 2010 @ 2:41 am | Reply

    • Thank you for such kind words, Kavita.

      Comment by penelopephoebe — September 17, 2010 @ 6:12 am | Reply


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