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



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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 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

4 Months Ago

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

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Alessander

1 Month 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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Damn, WOW, what the female persona can do to a man. Females are capable of hypnotizing us men to dig deep into our souls and opening ourselves up to them. Females are a gift and a curse. That's my opinion. Great write.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Wow, this was amazing. It is so very simplistic but is still heavy with emotion and really reaches inside the reader, putting them right there in the moment so that they can see her and experience the narrators experience and turmoil.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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I have to say I was a bit skeptical about this one. I don't know why. Guess the "Cherry Blossom" title jumped out as sappy to me. I don't do sappy.

Anyway.. I loved it! I didn't expect that. This was kind of soul digging, making you re-read the thing even as you went on. For a moment I even recognized a bit of myself in there somewhere, it was weird.

Utterly beautiful! Keep up the good work.
Can't wait to read the rest of your stuff.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

3 Years Ago

I know, the "Cherry Blossom" theme is done to death, but that's my take on it. Well, actually I have.. read more
This poem is just wow..
Loved the lines
"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…"

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

3 Years Ago

I always love "wow". To me, that's the most flattering.
So glad you loved the ending.
Th.. read more
you've captured something spectacular here, the kind of poetry i love to lose myself in . . . one to cme back to on days just before the rain

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Emily.
It was quite an unexpected poem for me. Kinda came out of left field.
Emily B

3 Years Ago

there are days like that
ahhhh to be the observer and wish with all our might that we can help another, but when not our lesson and not our eyes through which another view's the world lessons cannot always be received until one is ready ...

like a cherry blossom greeting the earth with all of its beauty so fleetingly before it is all replaces with the earth from which it was born ... all is well, all will always be well ....

I think this may be the first of your poems that I have read ... it has left an impression in more ways than one ... thank you x x





Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

3 Years Ago

Thanks KWP.
Glad it made an impression.
we just wish but can't protect...and sometimes people are just vulnerable...but she seems resigned..eyes glazed...she sips her beer, understands her fate.

so sad for the speaker that he cannot help her.

Posted 3 Years Ago


I don't know whether I need to breathe sharply or cry...beautiful! xx

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Years Ago

See...stalker accomplished - ha!
Alessander

3 Years Ago

....astral stalker!
Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Years Ago

Bloody brilliant lol
A new one from you?
Enjoyed the read.
There's an eerie calm I sense, as if your cherry blossom knows it's inevitable and accepts her fate.
And all that will be lost with it.


Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Matching Socks

3 Years Ago

is this poem about anything in particular?
just curious? don't want to make assumptions.
Alessander

3 Years Ago

yes, it's about something in particular, but I'm a poet, and not allowed to divulge :O
Matching Socks

3 Years Ago

Fine. :-)

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