By The Old Hanging Tree

By The Old Hanging Tree

A Poem by ~Sarah~ Idríel The Fair



There she stood 
by the lonely crossroad, 
 great oak tree 
with her fair branches, 
 and pale green leaves. 

 Strong she stood 
facing the winds that blow, 
 and never she forgot that 
 once 
she was the old hanging tree. 

 The days went by 
and firmly she stood 
 as they came, 
 again and again 
with ropes of grief 
 and by her strength 
they took what they seek, 
 and 
 she cried, heartbroken, 
 when they used her as 
the old hanging tree. 

 For nowadays luckily 
 those times are gone 
 and there she stood now 
by the cheerful crossroad, 
 listening the laughter of children 
 and with her fair branches, 
 where little birds 
were singing behind her leaves. 

 Strong she still stood 
facing the winds that blow, 
 but deep in her roots 
there always lingered on 
 that gloomy memory, 
 and 
 never she forgot that 
once 
she was the old hanging tree.

© 2021 ~Sarah~ Idríel The Fair


Author's Note

~Sarah~ Idríel The Fair
I heard Blackmore's Night song 'Hanging Tree' and I wrote this poem because of it.

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The hanging tree, used often in movies. Dear Sarah. A hanging tree, in myth and tale. A haunted place where death had kissed. I like the Blackmore's Night song 'Hanging Tree' too. Blackmore, one of my favorite music. I enjoyed the poem dear friend. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

~Sarah~ Idríel The Fair

4 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

Hello dear Sarah and you are welcome.



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Was not familiar with the song. I googled it and listened. Very charming as your poem commemorates the song and the events the tree witnessed from human cruelty and evil to other better things.

Posted 3 Months Ago


~Sarah~ Idríel The Fair

3 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and comment.
Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

You are welcome.
The hanging tree, used often in movies. Dear Sarah. A hanging tree, in myth and tale. A haunted place where death had kissed. I like the Blackmore's Night song 'Hanging Tree' too. Blackmore, one of my favorite music. I enjoyed the poem dear friend. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

~Sarah~ Idríel The Fair

4 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

Hello dear Sarah and you are welcome.
Wow, I really the imagery i got with this write, There is a peacefulness I felt this. nicely expressed and emotional as well

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

~Sarah~ Idríel The Fair

4 Months Ago

Thank you.

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