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

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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

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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

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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!


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

drama/comedy.

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

much to think about.

Thank you,

DJ.


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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!


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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