Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow

A Poem by TM "Ree" Tate

about woman; using a willow tree as a metaphor

Weeping willow~

Swaying gracefully
in errant breeze.
Hiding sorrow and pain
in cascading leaves.

Caressing rich soil
with feathery fronds.
Gently but firmly tethered,
by earthly bonds

Fluid strength
bends during the storm.
Never breaking,
keeping perfect form.

Roots buried deep
to keep from dying.
Listen close!
Do you hear it crying?

© 2011 TM "Ree" Tate

Author's Note

TM "Ree" Tate
Poem 06/06/2011; Photo is also by me TM Tate March 2011

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Absolutely beautifully capture beauty in a wondrous way.

Posted 10 Months Ago

Oh my goodness..you have mastered the beauty of the weeping willow in such a concise and beautiful manner..I am in awe of this beauty xx

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovely poem with such a wonderful metaphor. It reads with such grace and flows smoothly as each word is spoken. The imagery fills each line and allows the reader to be there un der the Willow tree. Bravo on such an amazing write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Nice poem AND photo!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wonderful Metaphor, works perfectly. The poem itself reads like a breze too, well done!

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is lovely. I've always adored Weeping Willows, they are so poetic in themselves. You capture its feeling beautifully. Wonderful rhyme and flow.

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is a beautiful poem describing my favorite tree! Your imagery is fabulous. The rhyme and flow are great. Keep on penning.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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7 Reviews
Added on June 6, 2011
Last Updated on June 7, 2011
Tags: nature, willow, ree, tmtate, woman, metaphor


TM "Ree" Tate
TM "Ree" Tate

Chattanooga, TN

Hi, I am Ree *tmtate from AP. I have a lifelong love of reading and writing. I am 41, divorced, no kids--just a cat; Wolfie. Born and raised in Ohio, moved to Tennessee at age 19. I have worked part .. more..


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