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


Greeting a Drizzly Morning – May 8, 2018


Her passing will
leave a void
in the
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


May 8, 2018 – A Different View


Chi miigwetch for your presence, beloved willow


22 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.


    1. Thank you so much for your kind and lovely comments, Candice. Even as my heart breaks with her death, I am grateful to know she was loved and cared for during her final years. ❤

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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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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, Janet. I’m sorry to hear about your ash tree, but it’s gratifying to hear that the roots are still alive. I send my best wishes to you. 🙂

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  4. Sad for her. Thank you for your presence in this world, I imagine it wouldn’t have been an easy decision to take, am sure she took with her the love and compassion showered by yourself to reunite with the creator ❤

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