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Weeping Willow Tree Sonnet

Phyllis loves to write poetry. Most of her poetry is of a spiritual or inspirational nature. She finds it can reach out to help others.

Weeping Willow Tree

Weeping Willow by Claude Monet, 1918 - 1919

Weeping Willow by Claude Monet, 1918 - 1919

Inspiration

Inspiration for Weeping Willow Sonnet comes from my love for the
graceful willow tree and the impressionism paintings of Claude Monet.
This sonnet is written in the Occitan format, with the rhyme scheme of
abab abab cdcdcd.

Weeping Willow Tree Sonnet

Weeping willow tree, so graceful is she,
with delicate tendrils to gently sway
at the will of playful Zephyr's soft breeze,
a vision of quiet calm to the day.

So sensitive to moods is willow tree,
she flows with the ebb and tides far away
where the past still flows upon Luna's sea,
with eternal memory, the tides play.

Willow, you stand so tall, reach for the sky,
for you have high aspirations within,
you watch the birds as they leave you to fly
and wish you could go with them to begin
a journey of wonder, beyond, so high,
yet your spirit soars, so Willow don't cry.

Weeping Willow Tree

Another version of the Weeping Willow Tree by Claude Monet, 1918 - 1919.

Another version of the Weeping Willow Tree by Claude Monet, 1918 - 1919.

Feminine Spiritual Nature

The willow tree has a feminine spiritual nature. It is attuned to the ebb and flow of the lunar tides. In mythology and literature, the willow is symbolic of the moon, water, grief, healing, and everlasting life. As a feminine spirit, the willow tree is associated with emotions, sensitivity, and intuition.

Sources

Claude Monet

Sonnet - Occitan

What does a Willow Tree Symbolize?

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