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Willows in the Wind

A poem by Layth
A willow tree I thought best captured my poem.
A willow tree I thought best captured my poem.

I really began to understand my writing as I took a frigid walk through some local nature. I thought about strength, perseverance, as well as the beauty of nature, and all within it.

A seed

planted with heed

weightless wind surrounding with speed


A reed

Reformed to redeem

The elegance of nature


By the one who breathes


A leek

Though potently pungent

Carries a seed

A seed

With certainty 

To achieve


A seed


Of a willow tree

Waving in the very same wind

It was so heedfully freed


Note: Reeds re-imagined – The stanza about reeds being reformed and “the one who breathes” was describing how reeds not only are a type of instrument, but also how the very plants themselves can be used to create music, as well as the human creating that music.

Note: A “heedfully” placed repetition – I used the words “heed” and “heedfully” in the beginning and end of this poem’s stanzas to symbolize how everything in nature, from beginning to end, is carefully plotted and pointed, whether we see it or not.

Note: Freed from the seed – The seed in the first stanza of my poem is the same willow tree I described in the last stanza of my poem. I used the word “freed” to explain the progress the willow tree made across the span of my writing, with it being weak and blown around by ferocious winds at the start, and ending with it growing tall and steady, calmly “waving” in the still strong winds.

Note: Thank you for reading! – It was a real joy creating this poem, and I thoroughly enjoyed going out into the wilds to collect my own research. I created this poem to share with all of you both the beauty of nature, and the notable characteristics of each part of it when you really look close. I’d like to give a special thanks to Mariangel, who read over my work and helped me to refine it even further.

Write on, authors!

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    Theertha NairDec 5, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    I love your message and the flow of the poem! It’s really good!

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      Layth BoulonDec 6, 2023 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks so much for this fabulous comment!

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      Taline KopoyanFeb 7, 2024 at 1:10 pm

      I agree. Its really good Layth.