Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

A Poem by Alessander

Something about her
the way she sips her beer
as if it’s tea, and she’s in a kimono
peering out into a storm
as the wind rattles the pot
and snakes through the silk
she undulates, sliding her finger
over the rim, then sips

I know the real storm
broods inside her frail frame
but she says little. mostly listens
and it drives me utterly insane
she should scream or bang on walls
she should throw ashtrays into tvs
but instead, she simply nods
her glazed eyes as still as pearls

She’s like a cherry blossom descending
towards the  muddy trail below
she will be trampled by hooves
of  merchants and thieves
and I am the charcoal cloud, aching
as I feel her falling farther from me…

© 2014 Alessander



Author's Note

Alessander
whatever comes to mind, as always.

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Don't Cherry Blossoms symbolize Clouds in Japanese Culture? If so, that last stanza is beautifully appropriate.

A woman too lovely and delicate for this world came to mind as I read this, a woman not long for this world just like cherry blossoms as they bloom for around 2 weeks in Spring before they disappear.

A very good poem with some great visuals and a strong theme. Very good, Fellow Serial Killer! ;)

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

5 Months Ago

Oh, hey, didn't see this review. Sometimes I don't receive indications, for some reason.

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Alessander

2 Months Ago

wow. Just saw my comment. I think it must've pasted something . Don't know where the 'read more' cam.. read more



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She’s like a cherry blossom descending
towards the muddy trail below

very beautiful line... the feeling of helplessness as you watch her suffer... yet the frustration you feel....but not a sigh or cry from her end...


Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Galadriel

2 Months Ago

Oh... :( guess sometimes we cant help ... and just watch as cruel fate does what is planned to do..
Alessander

2 Months Ago

yes, some ppl go down the rabbit hole, but unlike Alice, they never return.

Galadriel

2 Months Ago

:) i guess we all loose the pathway from which we came down at some point of time...i easily end up .. read more
I really enjoyed this write. I love to read writings that take one specific simplistic situation and turn it into descriptive images that fill your mind with a perfect image.The amount of description in this poem is quite excellent, I can picture this woman quite clearly. The relationship you have written between yourself and this girl makes me intrigued to read more, I quickly became curious about their past and future together. I felt like a whole story could have unfolded from this ,but the little spinet into their lives was just perfect enough for the reader to get an insight of the two. You can't compare this poem to any other, it's simply original, straight from your mind alone. Again really good read. I'm always excited to see writings like these.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

5 Months Ago

Thxs, Emily. Very flattered.
Just happy it moved you in some way.
Thank you for stoppi.. read more
Don't Cherry Blossoms symbolize Clouds in Japanese Culture? If so, that last stanza is beautifully appropriate.

A woman too lovely and delicate for this world came to mind as I read this, a woman not long for this world just like cherry blossoms as they bloom for around 2 weeks in Spring before they disappear.

A very good poem with some great visuals and a strong theme. Very good, Fellow Serial Killer! ;)

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

5 Months Ago

Oh, hey, didn't see this review. Sometimes I don't receive indications, for some reason.

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Alessander

2 Months Ago

wow. Just saw my comment. I think it must've pasted something . Don't know where the 'read more' cam.. read more
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I think this is really great good job

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Indeed there is magic with these simple yet enchanting flowers. I got attracted by the title and I confess the poem filled me with so much yearning and longing. Your words dancing like the cherry blossoms on the breeze, each carrying a word of love, a sigh, a greeting.. loved it!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

2 Years Ago

Thanks, moonskittles. I always get surprised when others like my stuff. Appreciate you taking time t.. read more
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2 Years Ago

Do not doubt yourself. This poem, is added to my favorites :D
She undulates ~a quiet perspective
Observation and conclusion as if you already know her fate

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

1 Month Ago

Wow. Just saw this for some reason.
Thanks, 2 yrs later! :O
Utterly breathtaking. Such grace in these lines of art ~ a pleasure to read c:


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

2 Years Ago

Thanks, Astrids! Must admit, this is one of my personal favs :P
Astrid

2 Years Ago

Mine too :)
This is a real masterpiece. From the title, to the picture, to the actual words. Indeed it is one damn mesmerizing piece, but I feel like even that is an understatement. You have a way with words, and this subconsciously put a smile on my face. I think it was the gorgeous descriptive language that did it. Those last six lines was the final blow for me.

Is this really what goes through a guy's head when he sees a beautiful woman?

Thank you for sharing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

2 Years Ago

Thanks, aafra. Cant speak for other dudes, but that is what I see, and it's not' conventional' be.. read more
Talent! Very creative and unique...women...wondrous creatures...

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

2 Years Ago

Thxs, new friend!
The day love ever comes easily to anyone, is the day I quit protesting it's existence with poems.
This was good work!
-VM

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

2 Years Ago

yeah, as they say in the movies, ain't love grand?
Glad you liked it so now I don't feel half-.. read more
Vanesa Markovic

2 Years Ago

I tend to subscribe to the "ain't love a b***h?" school of thought :p
I appreciate a good spam.. read more

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