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Weep Not, Willow

Updated on May 3, 2011
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Weep Not, Willow

Tell me, Willow, why you weep.
What sad secrets do you keep?
Tell me why you bow your head...
let not sorrow be your stead.

Your countenance is a graceful sight,
reflecting Nature's own delight,
and yet you weep for all to see.
Tell me, Willow, how can that be?

In the breeze you dance and sway
in lithe and gentle, rich ballet,
and whisper softly to the ear
that listens to your voice sincere.

Take heart, rejoice, and know your grace.
No other tree can take your place.
The beauty that you bring to eye
compares to none beneath the sky.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."

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    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      6 years ago

      BeyondMax, thank you, kindly. Weeping willow trees are, perhaps, my favorite tree of all.

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      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Oh, so beautiful! Like a charming song. So lyrical and expressive, amazing!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thanks so much, Jami, I am happy you like it and I appreciate your visit and great comment!

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      jami l. pereira 

      7 years ago

      I love the willow , this was a wonderful poem , epic of the willow tree , thank you for sharing this :) voted up and beautiful :)

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      bella, thank you, kindly! The weeping willow is one of my favorite trees!

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      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      WOW, Marsha, I take the floor and bow to this piece this is beautiful I can picture this on a plaque next to a painting of a willow tree. Very Very Beautiful!!!

      smiles :)

      bella

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Paul, always great to see you. I hope this finds you well. Take good care! Hugs!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Epigramman, I would be more than honored! I am currently in Pa. with my youngest sister and her family and do not have my normal internet access...please know, Epi, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be returning to Maryland next Sunday. Life is a whirlwind, these days! I miss you! Hugs!

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      Plarson 

      7 years ago from Alabama

      Tndr- I think Epi has a grand idea, give him permisson hon..lol -Paul

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ....well I have a willow tree in my front yard here at Lake Erie - it's over 55 years old and it's a grand old lady - and I know that it's 20 years older than you Miss M - but would you mind if I name it after you in dedication to this poem ......

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Fluffy, thank you, kind Lady! I so appreciate your read and comment!

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      Fluffy77 

      7 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      Very well done here too, your writing gives me goose bumps. It's like just knowing you are reading somebody with real true talent here. Thanks again.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Baycho, thank you for your lovely comment! I will indeed check you out at scarface1300!

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      Baycko 

      7 years ago from London. England

      What lovely sentimental feelings this poem springs into my mind.I love it. I have a weeping willow tree directly opposite my home and it is a joy to see every morning.And that was a joy to read.

      Just to let you know that i will be closing my hub page over the next few weeks. sometime ago my home was burgled and everything gone.I lost my laptop and couldn't for the life of me remember my password.

      I have since rejoined hubpages but my new name is scarface1300. I have since found my little black book. Hope you will take a look.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, Chatkath, I appreciate your read and comment!

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      Kathy 

      7 years ago from California

      Absolutely lovely poem, I think willows are my favorite tree - it's the weeping thing, no doubt :-) Well done.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Clara, thank you! I appreciate your visit and comment!

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      ClaraN9 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful poem :)

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      duffsmom, thank you so kindly! Your comment means alot!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      mum, thank you, I love your visits and sweet comments!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Jamie, thank you, kindly! I just love weeping willows, for their unique beauty and their "sorrow"! Hugs!

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 

      7 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Lovely! Well done.

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      Bumpsysmum 

      7 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Beautiful tnderhrt23, we have graceful willows and I love them so much, you've captured their very mood here, great piece :-)

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      Jamie Brock 

      7 years ago from Texas

      I never even thought about why the willow is weeping, as beautiful as it is.. Your poems are awesome! Thank you for sharing :)

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Eiddwen, thank you! I do love Hubpages, and the talent here is both inspiring and fun. Thank you for being a part of it all! Hugs!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      SpiritWhisperer, Thank you, I appreciate your visit and comment, always! Hugs!

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      So very talented and I loved this one.

      Thank you for sharing, it never ceases to amaze me how much talent there is here on HPs.

      A great hub.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      The weeping willow is a beautiful symbol and you have brought it to life here in a very beautiful way. Thank you.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thanks, Simon. Always nice to see you!

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      Pixel-Alchemist 

      7 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

      I thought I would take a break and come rest in your poetry I wasn't disappointed, thank you for the joy you bring through your words

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Ruby, thanks. I appreciate your visit.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, Christina.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I agree, nothing as beautiful as the Willow tree. Thank you.

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      Christina M. Castro 

      7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      I grew up in a neighborhood where there are weeping willows everywhere. Mostly because we are only a few miles from the watershed. My Mom used to read us stories about the mysterious weeping willows and how it inhabited the fairies and the imps in the neighborhood. We would take long walks with our Mom in the evening just to look at the willows standing my the garden near a creek in front of the neighbor's driveway.You did a great job writing about something I have so enjoyed in the spring.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, Doug, I so appreciate you!

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      Doug Turner Jr. 

      7 years ago

      Willows do have such a unique appearance and personality. Like a wise and silent stranger, contemplating the world from a park bench.

      This is another little jewel for the epic crown of poetry you are composing.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, star! I think, perhaps, I identify with this most beautiful tree, on some level! Hugs!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Leptirela, thank you, kindly! I appreciate your visit and following! Take care!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      flying_fish, you are so very welcome! I love the weeping willow! Thank you for your visit and awesome comment!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you kindly, Mr. Starr! Hugs!

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Beautiful memories of balmy sunny days sitting reading under a willow tree. Lovely recollections thank you. x

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      Leptirela 

      7 years ago from I don't know half the time

      Thank you for sharing such a beautiful hub with us all.

      I have a thing about weeping willows, quiet tense and emotional too, I mention them sometimes in my poetry.

      But, this has touched me .

      Vote up and you have a new follower

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      flying_fish 

      7 years ago from GTA

      A Willow Tree housed many a playtime among my cousins and I when we were all younger, visiting our grandparents. A magnificent tree indeed, and well deserving of such hrt-felt tnderness in verse! Thank you!

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Very good!

      I'm impressed.

      Up and awesome!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, dotty1, for your visit ans sweet comment!

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      dotty1 

      7 years ago from In my world

      such beautifull words which flow just like the willow ...I enjoyed reading this peace of art xx

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      bb, you are a sweetheart, indeed, and I appreciate your faithful support!

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      bbnix 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Ahhh, the graceful willow. So many times, so many memories it takes part in, and most beautifully put as a "lithe and gentle, rich ballet."

      You know, it's the magnificence you bring to the seemingly little things in our lives, the backdrops to our busy-ness, yet upon reflection, the true color of our lives...

      I love your writing as I love you truely... =)

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