Peter Roberts

won’t you come
to mother, willow weeping,

pretty baby
sleep in mother’s singing

willow branches hold you
when you’re sleeping

willow roots
will hold you
when you die




Peter Roberts is a mathematically-educated poet who sometimes writes fiction. He has been contributing to various magazines and journals, online & off, for more than 45 years. See his slightly dated personal webpage,, where you can find links to lists of all his published poems & stories, if you look carefully. Some may find the rest of the website interesting as well.