Shoetrees: A Whimsical Poem

Updated on January 9, 2018
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Threekeys is a freelance writer and poet who loves burning candles; drinking cafe lattes; and standing under Moreton Bay Fig Trees.

A Whimsical Shoetree
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Clangourous gurgles,

encompassing a widish beachfront

that espouses a torchlit moat,

with woodry willow herbs running in rows of four

Sunburnt rants,

grows saprophytic shoetrees

that bedives a barnstorm,

granting joy upon the willowy boughs

Look to the flowering mounds of white orchids,

within lies one’s dross and treasure trove.

Beware of the haze over the land of capriciousness

and don’t forget your owing dues

Howling winds are wild about the windmill up yonder,

whose spinning blades are on the point of escape.

It’s a Groundhog Day,

But let us not refute it

Keep following the path of sunburnt maple leaves.

Do not stray into the bushes of contriteness.

Cry if you must,

but then, croon your heart’s melody to the mystic moon

Thank you for stopping by. Please feel free to comment.

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    • threekeys profile imageAUTHOR


      4 months ago from Australia

      Hi Eric

      Im happy the imagery served to delight your senses in some way.

      Peace to You.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I like the imagery. Thank you

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      7 months ago from Australia

      Hi Tim.

      How gracious and generous of you.


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      Tim Truzy` 

      7 months ago

      This was a wonderful poem which confirmed my impressions that you have a deep, sincere, and compassionate understanding of the world and beyond. I enjoyed your work immensely. Thank you for helping me reach a quiet moment in my day through your words.

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      7 months ago from Australia

      How gracious and generous of you Bill! Thank you for coming over to read my poem.

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      Bill Holland 

      7 months ago from Olympia, WA

      My goodness this was good! Alliterative, whimsical, beautiful images....very well done!

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      7 months ago

      This poem was a litle bit of fun for us. Many thanks Gyypsy Rose Lee.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most wonderful poetry.


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