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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! :)
the-sky-is-the-limit Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ENCORE!! :clap: ENCORE!! :clap:
VetchVespers Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
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!
VetchVespers Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student General Artist
:) Why thankyou. Nice to hear from you. Glad you're back. :hug:
Penessence Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
No idea why I didn't favourite this when I first read it!
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:
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.
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. ;)
sodomysexdoll Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
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