THE WILLOW BRANCH
Paul Kekai Manansala
As the willow branch
you are an example of grace
alluringly you enhance the view
giving life to the space around you
Casually you radiate
an aura of loveliness
to eyes fortunate enough to see.
Bending with the gentle swaying breezes
of narcotic beauty
Your allure sends me to a different world
where rivers flow with milk
and streams with honey.
I see you in a dream
of charged mists.
In an hypnotic haze
you subtly seduce my senses
My nose with the scent of your spice
and my eyes with your bewitching vision
My eyes could rest with satisfaction
my senses with the knowledge
that they have seen true beauty.
But your fire still burns in me
driving me with the belief
that the willow branch I must possess.
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