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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


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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      Peggy Woods 7 months 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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      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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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

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

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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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      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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      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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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful! I love weeping willow trees.

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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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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing.

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

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

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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


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

      much to think about.

      Thank you,


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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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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

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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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      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.....