Tuesday, April 23, 2013

...sweet be these moments... 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
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

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.

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