sakura trees

18 Aug

This haiku-ish poem was written for this week’s trifecta challenge, inspired by this photo:

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So much depends on
The Sakura tree; whose death
Can’t diminish life.

The petals, like snow,
Expire when they reach the ground,
Indomitable.

Time
Takes
Away
The
Vessels
Of
Beauty,
Not
Beauty
Itself.

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14 Responses to “sakura trees”

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) August 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Love how you brought for the poetic sakura… great write

    • chloeaevm August 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

      Thanks! Sakura trees are by far my favorite. I lived in Japan for years and they hold a special place in my heart. I’ve always found their traditional symbolism beautiful.

  2. Let's CUT the Crap! August 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    Soft but affirmative.

  3. Jo-Anne Teal (@jtvancouver) August 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    I like how you invoke “The Red Wheelbarrow” at the beginning of your piece. I’ve always like the clean, spareness of that poem. It is a fitting connection to the picture of cherry blossoms that you’ve created. Lovely :))

    • chloeaevm August 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

      Thanks. I was wondering if anyone would catch that. It’s a great poem that I really can’t do any justice, but as I couldn’t get it out of my head, I figured I’d nod to it anyway.

    • chloeaevm August 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

      Thanks. I was wondering if anyone would catch that. It’s a great poem that I really can’t do any justice, but as I couldn’t get it out of my head, I figured I’d nod to it anyway.

  4. humanTriumphant August 18, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    “beauty-filled” message

  5. jannatwrites August 18, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    This was a pleasure to read. I like how time cannot take away the actual beauty.

    • chloeaevm August 18, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

      Thank you so much. I think it is a very comforting worldview.

  6. Draug419 August 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    I love sakura trees and blossoms. This cheered me up.

    • chloeaevm August 18, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

      Ah, I’m glad to hear it 🙂 and I love them too. They’re so pretty!

  7. Christine August 18, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    Ooo, I love the message in that last stanza. Great job!

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