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Why are willow trees so popular in poems and songs?

  1. Loi-Renee profile image80
    Loi-Reneeposted 6 years ago

    Why are willow trees so popular in poems and songs?

  2. samsons1 profile image77
    samsons1posted 6 years ago

    because of their peaceful and solitary appearance and existence...

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    Poetic Foolposted 6 years ago

    I don't know about willows in general but the imagery of the weeping willow has been used so much for obvious reasons.  The same reasons that gave the tree its name, in particular its sad, forlorn appearance.

  4. samanthamayer profile image70
    samanthamayerposted 6 years ago

    Well you've read the answers about its appearance... It just makes for great metaphorical interpretation. Desdemona's "Willow Song" in Othello comes to mind. It portrays perfectly how she is melancholic yet prophetic as the audience anticipates her tragic death at the hands of her lover. Beautiful.

  5. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 6 years ago

    By the appearance willow trees evoke in us sadness of the bare existence in the Winter time but in Spring time it revives us again with hope and regrowth and yet its branches always point to the ground...willow tree is just like us...sadness follows happiness and although we dream to reach the sky we are forever tight to our mother earth...

  6. Perspycacious profile image81
    Perspycaciousposted 6 years ago

    They are often referred to as "Weeping Willow" trees, and their long branches are capable of swaying more than other, more rigid trees.  With a good breeze or light wind blowing, find a really large willow and make a video of its swaying.  It can relax the viewer. The word "weeping" excites the poet's imagery.