Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Willow

(Image Source: http://www.care2.com)


Ivory moon rests,
Across bed of white cotton,
Mystical willow.

Mystical willow,
Swimming beyond horizon,
Letters wrapped in leaves.


The wood of the willow tree, as well willow trees in general, have great symbolic meaning among the Celts. The wood is used to enhance psychic abilities during ceremonies that honor the moon, as well as boost the essence of love. The willow tree is most associated with all that is feminine, according to White Dragon, a quarterly pagan magazine. The tree symbolizes deep emotions, intuition and dreaming. The willow has vast underlying energy and is considered a powerful spirit.


This Haiku is shared with Carpe Diem and the Prompt is Willow.



22 comments:

  1. Beautiful... and thanks for sharing the symbolism of the willow tree!

    ReplyDelete
  2. October 09th is always very difficult for me ... I thank you for your post ... willows and birch trees are precious to me ...

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love willow tree! The haiku is awesome!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful. Thannks for the meaning of it too

    ReplyDelete
  5. Awesome mystical haiku on today's prompt. Thank you also for the background information. Thank you for being a part of Carpe Diem ... I am honored that you are participating.
    Namaste.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for such lovely words Kristjaan :-) I am glad you gave me the opportunity to share my thoughts :-)

      Delete
  6. Loved the journey to the realm of Willows scattered allover. Your words are amazing. Thanks for sharing the facts about the Willow trees.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the appreciation my friend :-)

      Delete
  7. Willows are truly magical, so are oak trees ... Whenever I'm in Europe, I go and visit with my favourite trees.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Perhaps they comfort us at times !!!

      Delete
  8. that was beautiful. trees have such personality & you captured the willow's!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Replies
    1. Thank You Sreeja :-) I am glad !!!

      Delete
  10. wow!
    'twas beautiful...!
    i read your rest posts too..really..
    they drive me over...they are just wow!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for visiting Shikha ... this really motivates me :-)

      Delete