A Drizzly Dawn

Carol A. Hand

The day dawns drizzly
as     the     weeping     willow     waits
welcoming        the        end        of        struggle
living         too         long         alone      –      her         fate
the    tree    surgeons    soon    arriving
finally  she’ll  join  her  mate

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Greeting a Drizzly Morning – May 8, 2018

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Her passing will
leave a void
in the
neighborhood
she graced
standing strong
but supple
despite the many
storms she faced
Birds sing as her
budding branches sway
kissed by warm
gentle breezes
on her final day

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May 8, 2018 – A Different View

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Chi miigwetch for your presence, beloved willow

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21 thoughts on “A Drizzly Dawn”

    1. It is sad, Rosaliene. I offered her tobacco last night and thanked her for her presence in my life. Today, I saved many parts of her – limbs, branches, chips, and stump – so parts of her will remain where she was born and lived. I’m grateful she was treated with respect by the tree surgeons but I shall miss her.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kindness, Joan. I am deeply grateful. ❤

      It was not an easy decision to make, but it proved to be wise. Her core was rotting and empty. I doubt that she would have withstood the spring and summer storms and may have seriously injured someone.

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      1. I think it just made me like you even more which I did not think was possible. But it shows the depth and goodness of your soul my friend. I am very sorry BUT I truly believe she is in the universe now and she is free and also her roots are beyond where we can go and will again, live.

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  1. Beautiful tribute to the grand willow. It’s always sad to see trees such as these cut down, they are the centre of a location, giving joy to many for a long time…it feels like a hiccup in nature’s norm.

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  2. Thank you for being a witness to the life of this treasured Willow Tree, to mark a death is so pastoral and so loving, sad as it is you have beautifully eulogised a life, and so Willow is not forgotten.

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  3. We had to have our Ash tree felled due to die back – it was too big for our little garden, but the birds loved it! It is not dead though, shoots spring up from the stump and I have a few baby trees.

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