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Willow trees that dream at dusk
Perched beside the river’s brink
May hang their heavy branches down
Resting where the shadows slink.

Weary from the wearing world
But born to bare it, though they sink
Into the mire round their roots
And still, with thirst they deeply drink

From waters formed ‘pon mountains high
And droplets formed from weeping skies
That watch below the whole earth die
Swallowed softly in its lies.

Just like the mire round the roots,
From which a willow tree must rise,
Man’s world spreads forth its hungry hive
To eat all it can hypnotize.

And so the weeping willow cries
And bends in sorrow to the brink
Limbs shaking with the silent sighs
Grief growing from the soil’s stink

And sees reflected in the stream
It’s rippling form held in the light
That seems to whisper of a dream
We waking walk through till the night.

When bleary sun will rest it’s eye
And darkness fall upon us all
Then we can look up to the sky
And hear the silver clarion call

Of other worlds past what we know
Where bathing in the starry glow
Spreading branches upward grow.
Born from a joyous willow.
This was inspired and is in response to Mr. Penessence's poem, "The Willow's Story." [link]

I hope he will not mind.

I highly suggest you check him out if you haven't already.
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weasleytwinsrule34 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is a very very pretty poem! It's well written and it's just simple wonderful!

Keep posting poems! Can't wait to read more! :)
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the-sky-is-the-limit Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ENCORE!! :clap: ENCORE!! :clap:
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
;)
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RowanMarie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009   Writer
Love it! Sorry I haven't been on, nothing personal I assure you.

Your poems always reflect such beautiful (Whether nice or sorrowful) imagery.

Thank you for sharing yet another fantastic poem!
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student General Artist
:) Why thankyou. Nice to hear from you. Glad you're back. :hug:
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Penessence Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
No idea why I didn't favourite this when I first read it!
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student General Artist
:giggle: That's okay. I was wonderin a bit though. I'm very glad you liked it, and hope you're feeling better. :thanks:
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Piscesandthediamonds Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
wow... this is more than lovely... i really admire your ability to rhyme and still articulate in a way that is poignant. I really enjoyed this... the many reincarnations of your willow upon waking. Enchanting.
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Student General Artist
:hug: Thanks mucho! I'm proud to represent the rhymers out there.
And I must return the compliment. I dig your free verse. It's a poignant reminder of how beauty comes in many flavors and sometimes being a rhyme-monger is just stodgy. ;)
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sodomysexdoll Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
VERY LOVELY.
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks darl'n. ;) Sorry for the late late LATE reply.
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sodomysexdoll Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
thats fine, i'm late myself.
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Student General Artist
:)
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sodomysexdoll Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
your welcome doll!
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BowofAnariel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
"Ere iron was found or tree was hewn,
When young was mountain under moon;
Ere ring was made, or wrought was woe,
It walked the forests long ago." - LOTR

:meow: all this talk of trees reminds me of Ents
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooom.
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BowofAnariel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
indeed :meow: :icontreeplz:
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lordbeazy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Strange, Ive just started a poem with willow tree in the first line!
Loved this, some beautiful lines unroll softly to reveal a creative poem that charms and entertains. Be proud, enjoyed it very much. :clap:
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Why thank you very much Mr. Beazy. Yes, I noticed willows seemed to be catching when I wrote this.
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lordbeazy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
'Willow weep for me' Think thats a song!
Thou art welcome. :rose:
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
:) So did you end up writing one? I'm inbox cleaning, but the goings slooooooow...
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lordbeazy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
I think I did a willow or two, but god knows where it is!
Dont worry, I know it can be a nightmare! :)
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Ugh. 600 deviations in my inbox. :cries: I need more descriminating tastes or SOMETHING.
I'm work'n it down though.

Perhaps I'll find your willows under the bed or beneath the rug. They can be sneaky you know.
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lordbeazy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
600!!!!!!!!!! Suicidal!!!!
Do what I do, concentrate on those that comment you!
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Hah. I'm afraid not. I'm a masochist that way. Gotta at least skim em. But I'm almost down to 300, so it's okay. See what I get for neglecting my poetry? Shame shame.
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