Hanami

They all look forward
To the cherry blossom
The joyful transformation
Achieved by that most
Delicate of things
Flowers

Their arrival brings celebration
Adoration and fascination
A thousand long stares
As the people forget
Their worries and their cares
All around vibrant nature blares

But the blossom does not last long
It has a short yet sweet song
As moment by moment
Each flower falls
Heeding the march of time
And the future’s calls

The people do not cry however
Instead they are happy
Filled with the knowledge
Nothing can last forever
They are free to hold each moment
As a most valuable treasure

Blossom turn to cherries
Cherries turn to trees
Trees turn to blossom
All is one in the dance
With some great infinity

Dave James Horn ©

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