Oh Willow

Oh Willow

A Poem by Cassian Ashe

Oh sad willow,
Why do you weep?
Your branches hang so low.
Now you fear to wake,
It's so much weight on your torso.

Oh desolate willow,
Why are you empty?
Inside you are so hollow.
The creaking must ache
As you sway to and fro.

Oh broken willow,
Why do you hurt?
You hold up all those around you so.
Your roots will break,
And you'll fall so slow.

It hurts you willow.
Holding up an entire forest.
Winter came so long ago, 
And you hold up the dead for whose sake?
We all just want to know;

Oh willow,
Why won't you let go?

© 2018 Cassian Ashe

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That stubborn old tree. I like your viewpoint on this as though you were talking to the great willow. I enjoyed this very much. :)

Posted 11 Months Ago

Cassian Ashe

1 Month Ago

Happy you enjoyed it! I was unsure posting it, so this is great, thanks!
(Also, sorry this is.. read more

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Added on February 13, 2018
Last Updated on February 13, 2018
Tags: nature, trees, willow, people, relationships, life


Cassian Ashe
Cassian Ashe


I dabble in writing here and there, typically poetry, sometimes a short story or if I'm lucky enough to stay interested, a chapter of a story I'll probably drop the next day. I'm not much of a social .. more..