By the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept…on the willow trees, we hung up our lyres…The willow tree is one of the four species we are instructed to take on Sukkot. It is a species that carries no fragrance and bears no fruit – and the Rabbis compare it to the person without good deeds (fragrance) or fruit (Torah). And yet, it is on the willow trees that, we hung up our lyres. The simple willow, who seems to have nothing at all, carries a lyre that waits to be played and make song.