Cherry Blossom Pleased (NaPoWriMo 2017-Day 12)

Presenting pleasing poem to serve and satisfy 2 prompts 🙂 :

“…our daily prompt (optional, as always). Today, I’d like you to write a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration (the use of repeated consonant sounds) and assonance (the use of repeated vowel sounds). This doesn’t mean necessarily limiting yourself to a few consonants or vowels, although it could. Even relatively restrained alliteration and assonance can help tighten a poem, with the sounds reinforcing the sense. Need some examples. Here’s Gerard Manley Hopkins showcasing alliteration and assonance on overdrive. And here is a poem with a more restrained approach from Kevin Young.”

So pleased when I perceive

Winter’s at last taken leave

And spring brings pretty

Pale pink petals—cherry

Blossoms I love, long for…

Waiting, watch from window cheery

Rush to welcome at March door.


Then, how grief does grasp my heart…

Too brief, so soon these flowers fall

As wind and rain disdain, and rend apart.

Can’t comprehend this swift, short season

Heralding such lovely healing hopes;

Nor dare divine some copacetic reason

Why spirit sags, succumbs to mourning, mopes.


Perhaps the fear that ne’er again will

Cherry blossoms bloom my way

Remove chill winter’s cast of gray—

Abandon me to abject wan and saddened days.

But what a silly thought to think!

If living here on Earth I may

Not linger—life be just long blink—

Then, beyond horizon in God’s Heaven

He’ll surely have most splendid garden

More magnificent cherry blossom trees.

And when we meet, He’ll hug me, wink—

Say, “beloved, these bloom eternally”.

© R L Cadillac, 2017 ~ All rights reserved.

Image ~ Pixabay

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8 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom Pleased (NaPoWriMo 2017-Day 12)

  1. Wonderful words RL. The cherry blossoms are blooming here in the UK and are a sight to behold. A sign that spring is here and summer is just around the corner 🙂


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