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Updated on July 19, 2011

The weeping willow's branches sway

For a reason, one cannot say

Impalpable, unnoticed, unknown

The tension in the air has grown

I like to think it's Zeus in his fury

His tepid temper, his far reaching jealousy

For this he cracks his whip, sending flames adrift upon the tenebrous skies

Hera, his accessory, has brought about this rambunctious dousing of angry cries

For she - a sister, a lover, a wife, The cause for all of Zeus's internal strife

A clap of thunder, the baseline of vexation a symbol of what Zeus thinks of flirtation

There's no tranquility for his enmity

The skies are ready to unleash the malice of this enraged apparition

The weeping willow braces for the emancipation of disapprobation

She cowers in her knowledge, her deep down rooted fear

The beautiful sky she knows is getting ready to be sheared

As jealousy takes over from logic, anger from fear

The culmination of force and acrimony puts many to their knees

The fear Zeus imparts will also make us flee

The weeping willow sways, for reasons one cannot say.


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    • Enigmatic Me profile image

      3 years ago from East Coast Canada

      Thanks Caroline! I've always liked mythology, though, still figuring out Roman from Greek...but its fun to entwine current feelings with long known entities.

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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Wow. Amazing poetry. Love how you use greek mythology in it. Great use of words. Voted up.

    • Enigmatic Me profile image

      6 years ago from East Coast Canada

      *blush* Thanks blaise...

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      Fehl Dungo 6 years ago from close to you...

      I have to ask the wizards why the weeping willow sways for reasons one cannot say. LOL This one is so intriguing and yup unsustainable. Voted up!