Friday, August 6, 2010

Beneath A Willow

So delicate each leaf
So mighty your bough
Branches bend humbly
Yet strength be your vow
Waters in libation
Winds in embrace
Under your majesty
Beneath I in place
Seasons of change
Sun, moon a distant star
Listen I to all the secrets
Whispers near and far.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

The Lady of Shalott, John William Waterhouse, oil painting, 1888, Tate Gallery, London.

"...Down she came and found a boat
Beneath a willow left afloat..."

The Lady of Shalott, 1833, poem, Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809-1892.


  1. Hi RoseMarie-

    Ah, the willow - I have learned that when one allies with the willow it means they are firmly rooted in something or someone. "Tis true.........

    Love to you this cool clear day
    peace and hope.....

  2. Gail, May the Willow share its Being with you - rooted and flowing, mighty and humble, delicate and strong. Healing sent your way with love.