NaPoWriMo: Cherry blossom

It’s April and it’s poetry time. Any excuse to post a poem.

Here’s my first one of the season, another cleave poem because I did it after bloody hours of torture. I exaggerate. But it wasn’t like rolling off a log either.


Wind’s from the north/ spring clouds bowling

From the wintry sea / gulls soaring inland

Cold rain spatters / over dancing river waves

Tearing tender blossoms / splashing the banks with foam.

Winters grip tightens /in the first days of springtime

On bird-huddled branches/ hazels are greenly leafing

And nestlings pipe with feeble voices / in the pale sun streaming.

I walk with heavy heart / Blackbird’s song is in my ears

Remembering the golden past / filled with joy and easy beauty

When summer danced / rippling bright as river water

For you and me / fading with the distant twilight

Now I am left / as night draws near

With a handful of snowflakes / falling gently as cherry blossom.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

20 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo: Cherry blossom”

  1. I see the nature of your surroundings in your words Jane…very well expressed…HERE in Hyderabad we don’t get to see either snowflakes or the cherry blosoms…loved the image too

      1. Yes we do have cuckoo bird songs, fragrant neem flowers and fresh mango fruits(not ripe)….very pleasant morning breeze n pretty hot summer days…

    1. Thank you 🙂 I’ve really taken to this form. It was the devil to get into to begin with, but I love the idea of the two sides going in opposite directions but still being held to the central idea.

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