Written for: Wednesday Muse #2 – Hanami
Hello Wednesday Musers! I hope you enjoyed last week’s prompt. A little bit of business first…The Sunday Muse and the Wednesday Muse are two separate muses. Cousins if you will. Related but with different parents. Sunday Muse does not post on Wednesday and Wednesday does not post on Sunday. Confusing? Oh my yes! Let us get to this Wednesday Prompt. The Japanese love their cherry blossoms. It is A.Big.Thing to view the cherry blossoms. People take pictures, pose with the trees, have festivals and many times, have picnics beneath them.
There is even special food for the hanami. All themed in in colors of pink, white, and green! At night, there are lights in and on the trees as well. The Japanese consider the cherry blossoms as renewal and of death. The blooms las maybe a week and then they are gone. So quickly they die. The samurai also took the cherry blossom to be the symbol of their profession. Whey they lived they were beautiful and glorious but when they died, often by suicide, they were simply….gone. Spring flowers I think make us all feel the same. They are beautiful and glorious but when they are gone, they are gone.
Write a poem about the flowers of spring and how they make you feel, memories. Write about enjoying them, waiting in anticipation for them, the last blooming daffodil of the season. Make your images vivid, not necessarily pretty and poetic. But above all, enjoy yourselves. Throw yourselves into flowers of spring.
Drape me in pink petaled
cherry blossoms, a diadem
of daisies ’round my head.
Daffodils dance on bare arms,
as tulips tickle me with their charms.
Lavender lulls me to calm.