The Poetry of Nashville

IMG_20170518_180204921_HDRWelcome to The Poetry of Nashville hosted by David Weir. Here, you will find poems about Music City that tell the art, flavor and beauty of one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Nashville has some of the greatest writers anywhere! It’s a great city to live in! And I enjoy other poets work just as much as my own and I would love to hear from other writers about their poetry!  Please feel free to add your poems here! I would actually like to have a varied collection of poems here from me and other people. At the end of every five months, I will give the Star Award to the most viewed poem.  So let the poetry begin! Here’s one it is called “I Can Try”:

I was just taking a walk down the new sidewalk on Harding Rd and I thought of this poem. Here it is, it’s called “I Can Try. ” I hope you enjoy it.

I Can Try

It’s a harsh world full of disappointments and sadness

But it’s also a world where your dreams can come true

I try and try but nothing ever seems to happen

But I will keep trying and one day my flower will blossom

Keep your head up my dear friends

Because your flower in time will blossom with the sunshine

All we can do is try

One day, my flower will bask in glorious sunlight!

 

THE END

 

The following poem entitled,”The Song of the Weeping Willow Tree” I wrote after being inspired by the beauty of the willows at Centennial Park near downtown Nashville. So here it is, I hope you enjoy it.

 

The Song of the Weeping Willow Tree 

Upon that wind swept hill of grass

I see my life displayed as if in glass

My eyes follow its swaying bows

Full of sadness it does me show

Some parts high some parts low

The bulk of the weeping willow

Flows with the winds magical rhythm

 

And as my glossy eyes behold

This beautiful sight of nature’s show

Thoughts and memories from the past

Comes to my mind’s eye

Thoughts of my great loves

And memories of it that use to be

But here in nature you’ll find peace

Come dance with her loving presence

 

She will sooth your inner spirit

As you watch her green leaves move

She will lift your burden friend

Embrace her like a loved one

For she is love blessing our nature

And she wants to carry away your pain

Let her lift you to a higher plain

For this is why this tree exists

 

Come, come to where true love abides

Come and partake in her loving song

She is always ready to welcome you in

Let her leafy arms love you friend

Do you see her weeping my friend?

Her tears are endless in this world

She weeps for those who are lonely

But she can sooth your inner spirit

 

Her green, leafy arms reach out for you

Her soul yearns to touch your spirit

And blanket you in her blissful love

See her dancing with the loving winds

Do you hear her calling out for you?

Her joyful song can be heard

All over this beautiful world

So come to where her love abides

 

Come, come and sing along with her

Enter into her paradise far from woe

She dances to the rhythm of nature

She dances to your inner song

Her bushy mass moves with the wind

Her many leaves rustle with bliss

She reaches for you so gently

Feel her softly touch your rosy cheeks