The Olde Park Bench Posted on September 12, 2015September 12, 2015 by Di This poem was inspired by by the simple but vivid imagery contained in The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams. The Olde Park Bench worn and weary from many a visitor. Sagging under the weight of cares, grief and opportunities lost. Deep lines of hopes and dreams etched into the frayed red wood facade. Lonely beams stretched out - an invitation for the next travelling soul.