Why bend a willow tree?

The world is beguiled by genuine smiles.

The Heart is a Willow

The heart is a willow, / drooped by the weight of the wind. / The breathless want of a thousand whispers / curves its frail body. / It can …

Weeping Willow

Why do you weep, beautiful Willow? / Why do your branches bend low? / Is it true you cry, when someone dies / That is a poor, lost, torture…

Old Willow Tree

On the bank of a river, that flows to the sea / There grows a tall and stately, old willow tree / One of nature’s jewels, with branch…

Broken Willow

For the people who sat under my tree… / I am not feelin strong do not look for me. / For every heart that was worn on a sleeve……

The Willow

Again that scratching, / On my door, / And then again, / And then once more.

Willow Queen

I can show you the sights with power to stun / In the dense green benevolence where wild branches run.

Alone, I Sleep…

In the meadow / The willows thrust / To and fro with each / Gentle caress of the wind. / I gaze into the settling evening sky / The color…

Ode To The Frozen Willow That Weeps Frozen Tears …

The white blanket is alien to my eyes. / I breathe in, a large deep breath, and I can smell the white blanket. / It smells, clean, and fres…

for a friend.

And in all my memories there is a cigarette half lit. Smoke curling like the last ripple after a drowning.

Little Willow

Little willow / Why hung so low? / Ah! Here is a breeze / For your skirt, / And a young man / In the grass / Shyly spying, / As Wild-flower…

Julep is on speaking terms with the Devil

Before afternoon could have a say the devil appeared to her about a minute before midday.

Mr. Augustine’s Weeping Willow Was Heavily …

Imposed by the sorrow and dismay of the weeping willow, his foresight distorted, refusing to believe anything past 1929

Willow Tree by: Sharon Geisen Hayes ©2007

Wooed her with his gift of mind / teased her heart and poured her wine / In his arms her heart did lay / from dark of night till bright o…

In Every Dream Home A Heartache

All the little things that make up the perfect home / Are snapshots shaken from an elusive dream

Rejuvenation

The pattern is now imitation

Willow Tree

Roots so brittle and fading / A pure breeze, a drop of earth’s tears / Are used up, soaked up in an instant / As if they were never offered

Weeping Willow

I had a conversation with God / he said love was like a willow sometimes / it can grow so much that it becomes heavy…. / so heavy&#…

The Weeping Wailing Widowed Willow Tree

Them big ol’ waves they roll right over me / The ripping, roaring, rolling, foaming, charming, restless sea / The spray floats on the…

Voices from the Forest ~ Dreams of Moonlight on W…

Wash away your woes in my healing embrace…

LOVE AND THE WILLOW TREE

Love is like a willow, it must bend with the winds of life. If the heart becomes rigid, and can not move with the ebb and flow of an indivi…

The Willow (Repost first in the series)

She sits alone, legs up to her chin / Her eyes start to swell, the tears begin / The forest her home / The Willow her protection / She h…

the death of horses.

In a wide field, I am wrapped in the coat you bought for me. It is cold and the air smells of snow.

the willow binding

“I know. The leaves make me cry sometimes too. They’re like ghosts.”

Fairy Willow

Tutu dress of willow green leaves / Gossamer denier light fairy wings / Minutest of stitching hold tightly sewn up / Delicate gives leap as…

Willow Oak and Memorial Garden

A tree falls in singular communion with all death. Only poetry hears the wept silence, / the felling of the great god of Mercy. Then, / a…

THE WEEPING WILLOW

the willow stands tall and its roots hold tight / as if guarding the land through day and night / it reaches out holding back the pain of…

The Willow Two

Whispering words of love flow from her lips / His soft skin HOT to her fingertips / She knows he has to leave, the situation not quite rig…

Willow Tree

Standing outside the front door / of a house my parents used to own / is a willow tree still standing guard / representing the law as we kn…

Willow Tree

I am sitting here / On the bank beside the stream / The willow trees around me / Creaking in the wind / I sit here and dream… / I get…

The Willow pt 4

Slowly she starts to awaken / The space next to her, there is no mistaken / Open, Unruffled, Vacant / Cold to her touch / Tears flowing, sh…

Strawberry

Her loving, beckon chance, / Through her gentle gaze enchants, / Ensnares me, her gallow / Lifts me gently off my feet.

bend to rebound

willow bends and then breaks…oh we must bend to rebound

Willow – for cat lovers

Willow, my geriatric cat, is a grumpy lump at times. She has become a bit jaded since Stanley came along. Stanley is young and full of ener…

The Willow

She sits alone, legs up to her chin / Her eyes start to swell, the tears begin / The forest her home / The Willow her protection / She h…

The Weeping Willow

As a child sitting on my pillow / I looked out the window at a Weeping Willow / And the Weeping Willow looked back at me / It was a huge st…

When the Willow Whispers

The willow’s wisdom / thousand years or more / What does she share? / What secrets does she store? / Whispering answers / moving with the…

The Willow Three

She leans against " The Willow" / Addicted to its loving embrace / Watching as “He”, The human, walks away / No stren…

The Willow ( Fifth poem in the series)

In “The Willows” branches she sits / Beneath the weeping canopy she fits / Under the greenness of the leaves / Embraced by the gentleness…

you are strong and free, like a willow tree.

this poem is dedicated to my beautiful mom. she inspired me to do more in life because of what she recently went through. shes one of the s…

Willow Tree

Standing outside the front door / of a house my parents used to own / is a willow tree still standing guard / representing the law as we kn…

The Weeping Willow

A man walked up to a tree and stared; / The tree was leafless and lifeless; / It’s branches beckoning towards him. / The poor conditi…

Under the Weeping Willow

Let’s listen to the weeping willow

The Willow Tree

Meet me under the willow tree / It’s our own summer shade; / The sweet, warm grass between our toes / Inside the emerald cave. / Kiss…

Burtle’s Blasted Willow

Avalon framed by blue above / Moist green carpet is below

Jesus Wept, so the Weeping Willow didn’t ne…

…butterfly kisses and geranium droppings, slizzer across the page once or twice again. Into the crisp shark bite of Los Anjali’…

Willow

A lone willow stood swaying in an otherwise empty field. / It was my favorite tree. / It was my best friend. / One could say it’s bra…

When The Wind Blows

When the wind blows past, you should think of me / Because that’s when I kissed you last, underneath the Willow Tree

The Willow (sixth in the series)

Walking away from The Willow / The morning sun in her eyes / This was the day she had dreamed would come / For her loss of belief in Him ha…

Willow Tree

Cover me / Innocent under thee / Sovereignties gates / Won’t open for me

Willow and Oak

Sometimes you’re willow, sometimes you’re oak / Sometimes you‘re mellow, sometimes you choke. / Sometimes you handle it, sometimes you don’…

Willow Haiku

Beneath a Willow

Weeping Willow

The willow weeps / And so do I. / I’m so confused / And need to cry. / The leaves hang down. / I lie in bed. / I think about / What y…

Willow

I can hear them again. / As i lie in bed I hear them fighting. / I know what they’re fighting about. / They’re fighting about m…

Why Eggs for Easter?

The habit of eating Eggs at Easter has to do with celebrating the Fertility of the animated Nature. In the great Finnish epos of Kalevala …

MIDNIGHT CHOIR

Underneath the hidden trees / I can’t allow myself to speak / And the clouds have fallen from the sky / I thought i heard a midnight …

Entwine

A willow weeps as a lavish lady / Leans on, lips soaked with another / Her branches ensnaring him / Closer, they become gnarly bark.

When I was a Child

I remember climbing up that hill, / The one that constructed all my will. / Never did I think to stop, / For I yearned to reach the top.

Lonely Willow

Lonely willow, so loose and long / crying centuries through time… / You must have lost too deep / as to bend your limbs so stro…

Review: Tales From Under the Bandstand. Bluecoat,…

This review highlights the need for more of the weird and wonderful in our dreary society.

The Old Willow

The old Willow at last took a breath again, allowed the tenseness of his limbs to release, unclench the roots that drove so far down into t…

The Willow Tree

We stand alone, together, / in this world today. / Struggling to survive / in the sunshine and rain. / We see the storms pass through / and…

“Willow Weeping”

Standing by the sidewalk / Leaves scattered all around / Everything lay desolate / Looking at the ground / The suns no longer shining / The…

Willow Tree

Willow Tree / Standing outside the front door / of a house my parents used to own / is a willow tree still standing guard / representing th…

willow on the lakeshore

Translation of poem by Lorinc Szabo (Hungary 1935) / Brooding, under an immense sky, / as if trying to reach its own reflection / watching…

Weeping Willow

I bleed, / sap flowing from / superficial wounds / to heal one must pain / to survive one must grow / I fork in every direction / yet upwar…

Filling the Dark Moon

our limbs are stalks that caress the moisture of clouds from the sky

Hidden Beneath the Willow

Mirasetta recalled basking in the late afternoon sun, covered in a passon-induced dew. Her lover, Tehrran, heald her in a embrace that clea…

Willow Weep

. . . Of women lovin’ their men / clinging to what’s been, / A longing ancient / in our soul.

The Willow on The Hill, Chapter One

Michael has been having strange dreams lately — very disturbing dreams. Can he find out is happening to him? Or is it all in his head?

The Weeping Willow

Every morning that I see / I can’t relate to reality / That’s where you’ll find me / Underneath the willow tree / And eve…

MY WILLOW

I lay out / Closing my eyes / Clearing my mind

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