Waxing Poetic on Cherry Blossoms
Wx and the City
Spring speaks to me of poetry. In the spirit of celebrating Japanese culture and springtime, here are a few cherry blossom-related poems. As always, feel free to express your appreciation of the season -- and other views you may have -- in poetry or prose in the comments section below.
Looking at the Mountain Sakura in mist
I miss a person who looks at the Sakura
--Kino Tsurayuki (source)
Keep reading for more cherry blossom poems, including a few of my own...
If there were no cherry blossoms in the world,
My mind would be peaceful.
--Fujiwara Norihira (source)
Sleeping under the trees on Yoshino mountain
The spring breeze wearing Cherry blossom petals
Looking for cherry blossoms
Bumper to bumper
--Stefan Waanders, D.C. tourist from the Netherlands (source)
And, staying true to my own love of haiku, here are a few poems of my own, as inspiration for you:
Ah, Yoshino trees
Against a divine blue sky,
Cherry blossoms bloom
Earlier every year:
Climate is changing.
Please, sky, do not rain
On our cherry tree parade
Again this year. Thanks!
About weather and nature...
Haiku for me too?
| March 31, 2009; 10:30 AM ET
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