Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cherry Blossoms in January

Little Girl Whirl

All yesterday the Japanese music played. It calmed my daughter, helped her do her school work, and later put her in the mood for writing.

I wanted to write a poem about the music. It's not the best poem, but sometimes it's the writing that matters most.

When I think about cherry blossoms, I think of yesterday's music. I think of my little girl too. Twirling pink.


wooden flute, bells,
weep and drift—
cherry blossoms
pink against
the ever darkening

Little Girl Whirl photo, by L.L. Barkat. Post in honor of One Shot Wednesday.



Blogger Maureen said...

mounds of cherry blossoms
redressed in winter whites

12:30 PM  
Blogger Steve Isaak said...

Fun, tone-/subject-distinctive work.

1:53 PM  
Blogger nance marie said...

swirling dancing
until the light of day
i hear bells as they
drift and play

2:56 PM  
Blogger moondustwriter said...

Sweet and musical as I'm sure your little girl is.

didnt know if you heard about the children's poetry wall at One Stop but would love for her to submit (not with her name tho)

Always great to have you at One Shot

Hugs moonie

P.S. Are you going to the conference this year at Mt Hermon?

5:06 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

i love cherry blossom trees...and standing in their rain...a rather zen moment you created...nice one shot

5:38 PM  
Blogger dustus said...

the "weep and drift" line adds a swiftness that moves the pace of the following lines very well. Nice way to capture a memory of your daughter.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Randall Weiss said...

"weep" is a good verb choice here. I like the poem.

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Chris G. said...

A soothing tone, a gentle, flowing image - I'm sure it was quite the sight and sound to savor. Amazing how much a child can brighten things up.

2:11 PM  
Blogger amy said...

love the picture, it fits perfectly.

12:53 AM  
Blogger M.L. Gallagher said...

Nice -- and I remember those days with my daughters.... dressing up. spinning. singing. dancing.


8:22 AM  
Blogger Shashi said...

Lovely.. It made me feel so peaceful.. in the night... beautiful.

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3:37 AM  
Anonymous Alex Marestaing said...

I love it when music takes us somewhere else. Listened to French music as I wrote today. Nice post!

12:32 PM  
OpenID booguloo said...

Japanese and native American music mesmerizes me.

5:27 PM  
OpenID shrinkingthecamel.com said...

Well you sure encouraged me with this line, "It's not the best poem but it's the writing that's important."

I just did a little self-critique telling someone my poetry was not very good because it does not follow a formal structure. But it's the writing that's important!

Thanks, LL. :)

PS yours are always good. And I can see how both Japanese music and poetry are both calming.

6:23 AM  

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