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by J. Allen Wilson
Saturday, April 22, 2006
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Inspiration for the following poem was whispered by the sight of agape love as viewed from the booth of Barnes Restaurant on Whitemarsh Island just outside Savannah as a loving son cared so beautifully for his aged and ailing mother beneath a large blossoming oleander tree.

Beneath The Oleander



Time fell soft beneath the pinkness of oleander

 as to the arms of loves endeavor lifting her ever so gentle.

Her hair was thinning and as white as new fallen snow

And she within her spirit so humble was silently crying.

  Her sharp clear mind bore a recollection of the days her of youth.

And she tasted of its glory, but to alas now to touch the petal of time.

For now she sings dirges of dark recitation that came upon infirmities call.

Yet it is to this day and unto the testament of this life,

Which comes forth an eternal hope; void of all struggle and strife.

 It is now unto a promised gleaming star to which we all in hope do cling.

One in which we shall gladly rejoice and forever in joy sing.

Reveling now always unto the deliverance of our true and everlasting love.

Reveling now always in the happiness that our new days now bring.

Rejoicing as it blossoms forth in all of its promised glory

 from beneath the tender branch of the oleanders tree.



J. Allen Wilson © Four 2006


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Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Beautiful statement...ed
Reviewed by Aberjhani
"Agape" does indeed course beautifully throughout BENEATH THE OLEANDER, through the tender souls of the subjects as well as through the vision and pen of the poet. Wonderful work.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A marvelous poem, J. Allen, and a marvelous ode to a son's love for his mother.
Reviewed by Peter Paton
I love the oleander tree and its gorgeous pink blossoms !
A wonderful and symbolic poem epitomising the undying love between mother and son
Reviewed by Felix Perry
I can almost smell the fragrance of the blossoms in the air, you capture the essence of this topic and the sights and scenes around it. Well done Allen.

Reviewed by E T Waldron
Such eloquent poetry a splendid testament! Thanks for sharing, Allen!

Reviewed by Sandie Angel
A lovely tribute! Thank you for sharing!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
This is a tender poem just as tender and gentle as the view you had from Barnes. This could be my own mother (she's 88 years old now and lives in Savannah). She's still the most resillient woman I know. Your compassion from viewing this meeting does justice to the visual of tenderness you wrote for us. May your pen never cease to give us poignant scrapbook passages of real life.
Love and harmony and a kiss to the air from this Savannah girl and former resident of Wilmington Island, Georgia.
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