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Beneath the Willow


Hyn Edwit is a university student who writes poems and stories reflecting his inner thoughts.

With careful steps

The grass part ways

Dishevelling the dews

Reminiscent of the past morning

The trail continues

Surrounding the lake

with good measure

And, melting the lone willow

ending its peaceful venture

For every step

his breath hitches

his vision blurry

with one dangling arm

stained with crimson

A path he marked

by the copper smell

followed by a foolish maiden with

eyes captivating the mist,

her fragile body embraced

with the floating linen

The willow bent

reaching out to the maiden

sleeping in her bed, overflowing

with an entity elusive to touch, adorned

with the ever growing scarlet

much to his delight

The willow stared

hearing a stifle confused

with laughter,

as if cradling the now blunt edge,

a stranger

to the touch of the innocent

much to her regret

Only the ripples disturb

the stillness of the bed,

Only the person beneath the willow

held the sheath

of that misty morning, mourning,

grinning at the heavens beyond

the canopy

The willow kisses

the bed of the fallen warrior,

grieving the pretense untold:

he was she

and now, she is he...


Reminiscent of what should be

© 2020 Hyn Edwit

How would you interpret this poem?

Hyn Edwit (author) on December 09, 2020:

Good day, Dora!

Thank you very much for this! I also enjoy reading poems that entice the senses. It is as if the poem embraces me to be a character of its world. I'm also glad that you liked how the willow turned out.

Again, thank you very much for stopping by!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 09, 2020:

I like poems like this, in which all five senses are engaged. Also you've personalized the willow, making it feel and making your readers concerned. Good work!

Hyn Edwit (author) on December 09, 2020:

Good day, Brenda!

Thank you very much for this. I'll try to give justice to these two even if it means only reliving their memories where they could laugh and spend time with each other without worries.

Thank you very much for stopping by!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on December 09, 2020:

Your words are most captivating .

A feeling of passionate love intertwined between the two only to be cast away in the end.

Only memories of what they were for the moment.

Great write.

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