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I Like Weeping Willow Trees

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    I love all trees but there is a weeping willow

    tree by a cemetery I often go to to visit a loved one who has passed and I always see her spirit there so I love those trees because it reminds me of that.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Weeping Willows

    on the river Thames I have seen them standing so alone. as a child I sat beneath them on a Virginia shore, they say that one willow drinks so much water and has roots so deep, plant one not so close to your house or damage it will do you, such a beautiful tree, it reminds me...
    DoneWEP DoneWEP 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    Weeping Willow Tree, What Makes You Cry So?

    Weeping willow tree, what makes you cry so? Is it because he had to leave you, Such a short time ago Is it because you can no longer hear his shots,so far away? Or because he's gone and can no longer play? Is it because he was so young, and had no time to live? Or because he...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    There's some oh so grand about them I would

    just have a massive one near by to go sit under
    ApollosArrow ApollosArrow 18-21 Jun 9

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    Apri Blooming

    Right now, as the sun is rising with promise of a spectacular early spring day, the willows are beginning to stand out as if they are the hot blondes that just arrived at the party.
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 17, 2009

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    Touched The Little Boy's Spirit

    The Weeping Willow cried all night for no particular reason Its branches drooped straight towards the ground in and out of season By the banks of the river it cried and cried, its tears dropped one by one They slid into the water's tide always on the run Weeping Willow what is...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    He Then Became My Willow Tree

    W earisomeI njuriousl ossl ovelessO ffensiveW oundingThe woodland nymph began to shape the sharpest spears,They were to hunt for food that would finally nourish her body and spirit,They also protected her from animals with rabies,She also made bows and arrows,She then carved...
    woodlandwench woodlandwench 41-45, F Jun 5, 2012

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    The Willow Tree A Most Powerful Symbol For Acceptance And Ownership

    Here is an excerpt of a screed I wrote to accept choices made from my perspective of a forty something mother wondering what my place was in this existence now my children had left and how I viewed my life progressing with the inevitable sacrifices we make or believe we make as...
    bettyboo1965 bettyboo1965 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2010

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    Umbrella

    I don't know why but every time I see a weeping willow tree, an umbrella comes to mind. And yes, I find weeping willow trees beautiful.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2011

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    The Irony Of The Willows

    “The weeping willows, on the other hand, are evocative of death. They are a little contrived, a little exaggerated, still green in the middle of all the colors of autumn, and there is a human pathos to them.” - Joseph Roth
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Dec 2, 2012

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    Memory Of My Mother's Willow Tree

     My mother had this beautiful weeping willow tree that all her grandkids played under or around. It was my oldest daughter favorite tree. It was about a week before her fourth birthday and my sister asked her daily what she wanted for her birthday and her answer was I don't know...
    Lizzy2046 Lizzy2046 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Weeping Willows Along The Riverbank.

    My mom has numerous weeping willow trees along the riverbank of her farm. They are higher than three stories and several hundred years old like all of the trees around the farmhouse. I have always loved them... The way their branches cascade to the ground and into the water. The...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 7 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    They Are So Beautiful

    I love them. Right in front of my place there is a canal with a few of them. My favourite and prettiest part of this cannal. Makes it look so peaceful even if it is quite close to town. The Irish legend says that if you sleep under on willow tree you will be carried with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    Love At First Sight

    The first time i saw this tree i was in love.It remided me of those old timey movies like "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir." Its such a sweet flowy beautiful tree, i would love to have one planted in my backyard. It is definitey my favorite type tree in the world i love them.
    jadedsapphire jadedsapphire 18-21, F Jun 12, 2012

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    A Few Verses, That Make Me Romaticise Them Perhaps

    The Weeping Willow I know I, too, should weep to be A solitary willow tree, Beside a stream; Standing all day where I could see My truant self smile back at me. __Margaret Louise Anderson   Two doves flying high, Chinese vessel sailing by, Weeping willow...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 27, 2008

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    I Love These Trees

    I rememebr they had these at a park and i asked why we couldent have one by our house and they said something about their roots and I guess they have really strong roots that mess with the pipes but they are really pretty though
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    If The Earth Was A Willow

    If the earth was a willow And you were one too Would the Earth be weeping So gentle and true? If I was the garden Whereas you could grow Would you hand me your branches And grant me your love? I will try and make you imagine The aura where they stand Is filled with little secrets...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Indeed.

    I do find weeping willow trees to be very beautiful and calming...I should like the tree anyhow considering my name is Willow though x)But, it really is like my favorite tree, in fact, my father proposed to my mother underneath a willow tree, hence my name, of course.
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    I love Weeping Willows,

    never understood the Weeping part to it. When the wind picks up the branches appear to be dancing, even when there's a slight breeze.. It's absolutely gorgeous !
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Shadow Dance

    The weeping willow...tree of sorrow. I've always been attracted to them. When I was young I would sit under the ones by the river for hours...watching the shadows play across the ground. As I've grown older they are one that I always look for. I've always been able to find...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F May 16, 2010

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    Weeping Willows As Colonial Icons

    I love weeping willow trees not only for their stately grace and loveliness, but also for their place in one of my favorite periods in history, the American Colonial era. Weeping willows were depicted on early gravestones as symbols of mourning and loss, and as a popular motif in...
    Nyxie Nyxie 51-55, F 12 Responses Aug 27, 2008

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    Love Them, Really

    I thinking weeping willows are among the most beautiful trees. My house use to be surrounded by them when I was around 13, and I could see them through my room and bathroom. I'd just look into them. They looked exactly like me. They were chopped down for selfish reasons-- ALL OF...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 1 Response Aug 31, 2008

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    Wise Trees!

    I love these tress so much. They're so wise and full of knowledge, if you know how to listen to them. They remind me of beautiful kind grandmother, who likes to give advice all the time. ;-) Yes, I am a tree-hugger! =p
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    When I First Saw One

    I remember I was quite young when I first saw my favorite kind of tree. They seemed to be the perfect place to be alone and read; delicate, swaying green tendrils, bringing with them an air of gentle majesty. Even a slight wind would make the leaves flutter and float in the air...
    ManicAttack ManicAttack 18-21, F Aug 11, 2012

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    I remember when I was younger how sad they

    looked. I used to want to swing from them because the long things made it look like I could but I couldn't. The whatever those hanging things are called were weak and shed into my hands a lot, plus it hurt trying to hang on to them. So from then on I just ignored them. I still...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    The Weeping Willow

    I don't know why, but I just love willow trees.... They are by far my favorite tree... They are just so beautiful, and magical, and mystical... they make me happy just being near them..... I want to own a house one day in a grove of willow trees, where the sun always...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8, 2009

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    Silent Weeping

    "Weeping willow with your tears running down, Why do you always weep and frown?  Is it because he left you one day?  Is it because he could not stay?  On your branches he would swing,  Do you long for the happiness that day would bring?  He found shelter in your shade...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F Dec 9, 2012

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    There Is One..

    across the street from us, that is so beautiful...It is soft looking and makes me think about lazy, hot, summer days. They are just pleasing to the eye, sweeping and elegant...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    Wisconsin Weeping Willow

    So simple to propagate , such a fast growing tree , easy to take care of , all they ask is water . It can go from a stick in the dirt to a small tree 10' tall in just a few years . Then the reward of a windy day , watching it sway , hearing the rustle of the leaves , sounding...
    WisestFool WisestFool 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    My Weeping Willow Tree!

    Somewhere within my heart unknowingly,  A weeping willow had taken roots secretly! It got nurtured over the years by my forlorn and sad thoughts;  By many heartaches and unrequited love, - The mind seemed to have forgot!  Now the willow has become a full grown  tree!  It...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    My Favorite Tree.

    I love weeping willows.. They look as though they feel my pain..I'm planning on getting a tattoo on my back of a weeping willow and a phoenix flying away from it to represent moving on from my horrible past and all that I have been through.. A new beginning.
    Beautifulimperfections Beautifulimperfections 26-30, F Mar 5, 2012

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    Always Remind Me of Love Stories

    The characters are always running around, meeting underneath or viewing them in the distance. They are so soft looking and seem to be made just so people can paint them. Not my favorite tree, but one that conjures up romantic ideas.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 2, 2008

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    Tree of Sorrow

    Sometimes I wonder if planting a weeping willow tree will take away the horrible sadness that seems to overwhelm me anymore.  I love the way they look and maybe growing something beautiful will give me some happiness in my life.
    amahaterita amahaterita 26-30, F Jul 15, 2009

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    Childhood Memories

    One of these spectacular trees grew over a bridge on my childhood home farm. We'd pull just a few leaves from it every time we rode under on the back of the ute. A flood killed this tree, and it made me sad. I'm ashamed to say I pulled branches off, but this tree helped me make...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F Feb 9, 2009

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    Weeping Willow Next To The Pond :)

    When I was in the second grade my family and I lived in a house on nine and a half acres of land. In front of the house down a small hill was a huge (or so it seemed at the time) pond with a beautiful Weeping Willow beside it. We bought a hammock (a fabric one not a rope/twine...
    404error 404error 13-15, F Sep 10, 2012

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    Willow

    Willow weeping in the windwhy are you so sad again?The day is sunny,the children now wellWhy do you persist in weeping still?
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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