|Cherry Blossoms - Brooklyn, NYC Botanical Garden|
Oval blossoms flirt, flush;
double flower this month of May -
as you hold my hand
beneath fleeting, fragile petals
held within cherry trees'
umbrella like palms.
We count double rows
yet bow to countless gnarled branches
sprouting elegant blooms -
whisper it's like walking within
Monet or Van Gogh;
a spiritual awakening of sorts;
A faint aroma like a kiss,
an ache of desire - embraces us,
find it's easy to fall in love
beneath crowns of glorious pink.
by Margaret Bednar, March 5, 2016
You are invited to Listen: https://soundcloud.com/margaretbednar/cherry-esplanade
This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Kerry's Challenge - Let's Count on Our Fingers & Toes" A theme of numbers and numerology. 76 - did a little research and embedded what I learned into this poem. Thank you, dear Kerry, for FIVE years of this garden. It is a a place full of inspiration and people I cherish!