Poem about Cherry Blossoms Spring Symbolism

Cherry Blossom (Sakura)
Cherry Blossom (Sakura) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem was first inspired by observing nature, and finished off with research on Wikipedia. In the wiki world he discovered that ume is a type of tree, hanami is the tradition of picnicking under blooming blossoms and sakura is another name for cherry blossoms and a folk song. The short flowering of cherry blossoms symbolises the transience of life in Japan. Here’s the poem:
Sacrifice and Celebration
cherry blossom
flower flotsam
wind’s caress
trees undress
flying free
spring confetti
independent, resplendent
earth decoration
feeling liberation
underneath ume
picnic hanami
ephemeral time
sakura rhyme
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk).

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