Old Willow Tree.

Old Willow Tree.

A Poem by Angeliki Largatzis

The tales uttered in Silence..

The cemetery sleeps
beyond the old willow trees
casting shadows as they creak -
the names of history are etched
upon the headstones of skeletons
as they lay, a memory of what once was.

The cemetery whispers
amongst the crows that mock
cawing of death as they perch -
the tales of our sorrows are told
upon the faces of the living
as they kneel, a reminder of what still is.

The cemetery sighs
beyond the old rickety bridge
moaning cautions as it sways -
the earthly breeze of nature creeps
upon the tall unkempt grasses of green
as they sweep, a telling of what may be.

© 2020 Angeliki Largatzis

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Wow, such a vivid imagery, i can sense loneliness

Posted 1 Month Ago

There is so much perfection in the execution of this piece I am in awe. As one who doesn't even know what a stanza is Well Done. I imagine the cemetery in the poem to be an excellently executed metaphor for what lives and dies within us - but that as with every piece of art could/would/is just my interpretation. Overall a lovely read.

Posted 2 Months Ago

I would venture to say that most people do not go to cemeteries much, thus I picture them as lonely empty places where abandoned memories fester, almost as if waiting for someone to come along & care, someone to visit & stay awhile to hear the stories. Your poem pours a ton of feeling out there, painting the way I imagine the scene might be, the very essence of the place (cemetery) waiting to pounce on some random mourner that stumbles into the lair (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago

You really captured the essence of a cemetery with this. Powerful words. Kudos. :))

Posted 2 Months Ago

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Added on June 2, 2020
Last Updated on June 2, 2020
Tags: Death, sad, cemetery, trees, nature


Angeliki Largatzis
Angeliki Largatzis

South Africa

I have been writing poetry on and off for a few years now, and I love writing books. To me - writing is my greatest passion and I would love to meet many people who share the same interest. more..


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