Bent Willow

Posted on April 15, 2020

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Skillful hands bent

your pliable golden branches

into a welcoming arm chair

and held them fast.

 

Now, you are here, on the sun porch,

hosting a bookish woman who drinks coffee

and writes poems about

chairs made of willows.

 

Held in your golden arms,

resting in your lap,

her heart wood echoes a refrain:

 

Always remember the marshy swamp

where red-winged blackbirds trill.

Remember, remember the wind,

the dance,

the song.


lisa eddy is a writer, researcher, educator, advocate,  musician, and gardener.

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Posted in: Poetry