Weeping Willow (poem)

Was there aside a weeping willow tree

Which graced a field of flowers fraught with dew

Amid the dawn the bitter night now through

A maiden rests where straying eyes can’t see


She wore the blessing of a youthful hue

Her hair was long and brown and flowed so free

Her face aglow in heaven meant to be

This flower’s beauty was a dream come true


And by her flowed a pool of reddened dread

From heart that has forgotten how to beat

And eyes which saw this story come to close


So there she sleeps upon her final bed

And what had brought an end to one so sweet

A legend only weeping willow knows

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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

Mhatter99....a maiden strayed...and her life has ended , as she now lays under the Willow tree...never to be found ? wow... so poignant to today's world of those that go missing....very sad.... but wow great job.....

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Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

Really beautiful, but you've tarnished my viewpoint of my favorite tree ;)

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Lovely photo of the tree but the mysteries around it is endless

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

It's sad she had to die, but what a beautiful place to take her last breath!

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

I had a friend who gave up. She took her life

at the base of a tree, far out into the forest.

Her face flashed before as I read your haunting words.

Martin, you have the talent to take your readers

down so many different paths. One moment you

have us laughing; the next, remembering old loves.

Your photo should show the two acting masks portraying


You are an artful master at your craft. And, you give us

much to think about.

Thank you,


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Beautiful poem ! We had a Weeping Willow tree in our yard when i was a young boy .

Well done my friend !

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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

Wow~what a beautiful and mysterious poem on the poor maiden. Great words and imagery.

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This has got to be your very best. I loved it..Thank you Martin....

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A very special poem. The first poem I ever wrote was about a Weeping Willow - when I was about ten! Not as good as yours, though.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Just love weeping willows. Enjoyed. Passing this on.

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Lisawilliamsj 3 years ago

This is so beautiful, you paint a vivid picture with words! Thanks for sharing, I voted up!

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

The mysterious poem is wonderful, though a bit foreboding. Awesome and up.

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picklesandrufus 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

So sad, but so hauntingly beautiful. Nice hub:)

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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing.

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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

So sad but really so beautiful.Everyone has to taste death!!I voted up

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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Beautiful! I love weeping willow trees.

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web923 3 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

This was a beautiful (quite magical) poem Martin. The only complaint one might have is that I wanted more of it! Wonderful... Wonderful... Wonderful!

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Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

So beautiful and eloquently expressed my friend. From your words to the photo to the video, I love it all.

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

This beautiful mysterious poem so fits this beautiful and mysterious tree!

Voted up, useful, awesome, and beautiful.

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pinto2011 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

You have turned your words into wisdom. Very nice, beautiful, and interesting.

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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

A skillful tale unfolded.

Your words painted a clear picture of the image and the change of rhyming pattern worked brilliantly with the last two stanzas.

I await for the prequel, so I can find out what mystery caused the poor maidens demise........

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