Thursday, 17 April 2014

17 of 30 Poem: All Too Short A Date

This poem was inspired this view.

All Too Short A Date
These blossomed boughs
hung heavy with the promise of
future harvests,
shedding tears of pearl and silk.
The Japanese would picnic
in your draped petticoats,
celebrating your spirit
with sake and merriment.
Feet and wheels trace meanders
through scattered confetti,
all too brief a season of
elegant decoration.
The occasional traveller
stops, considers before shaking a branch,
showers in the symbolism then
walks on with a smile.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely stuff! I particularly like the phrase 'showers in the symbolism'. Really enjoying all your NaPoWriMo poems, Mark!