Cherry Blossoms …
O’ for the beauty of cherry blossoms,
Bursting forth in an ephemeral cloud,
Sweet thou art as I breath deep to draw some
Grace from you, and my spirit is endowed
When I amble here in this gentle breeze,
Romantic poets have long admired
Your beauty, your fragile lovely flower,
And pen beautiful words under your trees
Enchanted poets become inspired,
Expressions of love within your bower.
Admirers love to stroll or picnic
In the pleasant cool shade of your bower,
Children love to chase petals that mimic
Snow from the beautiful trees that shower
Those below as they watch petals above
Float down so gracefully like soft snowflakes,
And softly cover everything below.
Couples whisper a vow and pledge their love
And a heart once so lonely soon awakes,
Love in bloom as all in life is aglow.
Beautiful cherry blossoms, lovely sight,
Such a short time you linger with us here,
You brighten our day, enter dreams at night.
Farewell for now, you will be back next year,
Reminding us life is temporary,
So enjoy each moment of life’s pathos,
Memories gave us blissful peace beneath
Your trees, as we slow down time to tarry,
Gratefully admire and take with us,
The memory you graciously bequeath.
© 2018 Phyllis Doyle Burns