Willow Tree – a tanka – from a tree’s perspective

WILLOW TREE
An Overflowing Fountain of Green

Willow Tree Whispers
People say … Weeping Willow
But I’m not crying

Just bowing down … to the Earth
Kissing the ground … with my leaves

.

Ken Chawkin
Fairfield, Iowa
May 2010

Also see: Friendship – another tree tanka, Willow Tree Tanka II,
What Do Trees Do?, and trees—a poem about the nature of trees

This poem was later published with tree photo and audio of me reading it in the July 2017 issue of Conch.es: Willow Tree—by Ken Chawkin.

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13 Responses to “Willow Tree – a tanka – from a tree’s perspective”

  1. Carla Brown, Ed.D. Says:

    Lovely, just like the willow

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  2. Pablo Garrido Says:

    It is a supreme perception beautifully described.

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  3. Dawn Grimmer Says:

    Beautiful imagery – very evocative and enjoyable.

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  4. debbie Weberg Says:

    Lovely poem, so simple yet immensly profound.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Christine Boxerman Says:

    Very beautiful. It drew me in. I wanted it to continue and continue.

    Liked by 1 person

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  10. Margot Suettmann Says:

    Just beautiful, the haiku and the photo of this Willow Tree!!! A waterfall of leaves….

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  12. Linlin Says:

    Beautiful… Thanks for creating such inspiring poems.

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