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Weeping Willow (poem)

Updated on January 30, 2015

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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      kjforce 4 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 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 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 4 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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      Thomas Silvia 4 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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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 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 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

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

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

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

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

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

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

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

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful! I love weeping willow trees.

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      Bill Blackburn 4 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 4 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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      Mary Craig 4 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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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

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

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      Anna Haven 4 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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      Peggy Woods 3 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Sad ending for the maiden according to your poem but the weeping willow tree stands witness to that account.

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