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My slender boughs are bowed
by the great weight of my grief,
and these are not leaves

cascading to soil, but tears of teal.
I am shaken by a sorrowful breeze;
my sap taken by the fading light,

dried out and hollowed, a rasp of parched bark;
creaking and weeping
with the weight of my mythology

as cold takes hold, scoring its mark on bark,
rippling and stippling my leaves;
a shivering shroud of green settling over me.

Yet eternity rings coil at my core, ensure
tiers of teardrop leaves will glisten with life again,
drooping and dripping in a shimmering baptism of rain.

Copyright © Charlotte Jade Puddifoot

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  1. Date: 2/2/2014 9:19:00 PM
    Personify personification Personified! Dark Sunshine

  1. Date: 12/31/2013 3:50:00 PM
    Very artful. well done. great write. best wishes. Pete

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 12:05:00 AM
    Hi Charlotte, , Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. You know me I’ will always enjoy stopping by with love and support, no matter if I do not Understand what I am reading at times. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 11:02:00 AM
    this is breathtakingly beautiful...a great write, I love this one!

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 11:38:00 AM
    Trees are so human to me too! better! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 3:11:00 AM
    I remember reading this gem before Charlotte...'Picture perfect' indeed!...You are going directly to my fav poet list - Tim

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 5:44:00 PM
    Charlotte....I'm so glad there are people like you who are able to express poetry so gracefully....just beautiful...

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 8/24/2013 5:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh and congratulations....
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:03:00 PM
    , Picture awesome perfect. LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 8:01:00 PM
    nice win...PD

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 3:00:00 PM
    I'm glad to see the marvelous comments you are getting here on this poem. That's why I chose it first!! Congratulations; you are a wizard with words!! (and now you can see that in my blog, I was not talking about creative punctuation as being wrong at all!!)

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 2:44:00 PM
    Breath-taking !! This is so beautifully melancholy with rich feelings. Deserving the winning spot in Andrea's contest! Congratulations, Charlotte!!

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 12:04:00 PM
    I see why Andrea chose this one for top honor. Well done! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 2:07:00 PM
    thanks for seeing my willow poem. It in no way outdoes yours. We just write very differently about the same beautiful topic!

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 2:48:00 PM
    I LOVE THIS< it kind of goes along with the one I just submitted for a contest and happily for me, they liked it!! I think mine is called "Why I Weep" I love how you used such unusual imagery in yours, such as the "shroud of green"

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 7:13:00 AM
    WOW. Straight to my favourites! I love weeping willows. You have done a phenomenal job imagining this interesting point of view. I especially love the language you chose - "rippling and stippling my leaves." Awesome!!

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 12:28:00 AM
    Sad but hopeful and with your natural flair for flowery phrases, it makes a wonderful read, dear !!