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Cherry Blossoms in the Air - Poetry and Photography

Updated on July 27, 2013
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Good morning, Cherry Blossoms

Early sunrise behind the trees in High Park, Toronto
Early sunrise behind the trees in High Park, Toronto | Source
A pigeon by the lot.
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My tears froze like icicles in the constant breath of winter

My feet calloused, bravely holding strong to the ground;

My arms stretched trembling begging of the forbidden chance

The last touch to my cheek, soft petal pale by the polar cold.


I abide and sleep off the passing nights and days

Slumber stiff, wrinkled underneath a bed of snow;

In tranquil moments I may spend my life waiting

An outpour of rain, an angel freely aiding, giving.


Alas, I am awake fresh on a new day in April,

A fearsome beginning, I shyly bloom, opening up my soul;

Giving thanks to the lively bighearted, warmhearted sun

Kissing my sweet bleached cheeks glistening in the air.


I gaze upon my visiting admirers young and old

Sparkling fragrance, my body enshroud by its beauty;

Voiceless I am, but singing birds drop me a song

Jubilant and starry-eyed, happily they flap their wings.


"Cherry Blossoms", a pretty cheerful name I am called

"Sakura" in Japanese, I am beatified, spoken to by many;

Pastel whites, pinks, purples I burst fast like the painted cotton clouds

Today, gracefully and lovely, we fairly share a harmonious gift of beauty.

≈ ♥ ≈ © coffeegginmyrice "A Burst of Beauty", Sakura Cherry Blossoms April 2012

Beauteous Bursts of Cherry Blossom Trees

An early bird photographer found a perfect spot.
An early bird photographer found a perfect spot. | Source
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I wasn't able to capture a good macro shot using only my cellphone.
I wasn't able to capture a good macro shot using only my cellphone. | Source
A dewy morning kiss.
A dewy morning kiss. | Source
I wonder how beautiful his photographs would be.
I wonder how beautiful his photographs would be. | Source

English lyrics to the song "Sakura Sakura" Cherry Blossoms. It is short and easy to memorize.

Lyrics in English (the Cherry Blossom song)

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Sakura ♥ Sakura, blossoms waving everywhere
Clouds of glory fill the sky
Mist of beauty in the air,
lovely colors floating by
Sakura ♥ Sakura,
Let all come singing.

II

Sakura ♥ Sakura,
Blossoms waving in the breeze
Yoshina, the cherry land,
Tatsuta, the maple trees,
Karasaki, pine tree grand,
Sakura ♥ Sakura,
let all come singing.

Repeat I & II

♥ Enjoy while accompanied with the video of the song below.♥

Sakura Mood

Winter Cherry Blossom

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    • Movie Master profile image

      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Absolutely beautiful poetry and photos!

      Thank you, voting up and sharing.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Beautiful!!!

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      David Stillwell 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Hello coffeegginmyrice! What an absolutely beautiful display of both photography and verse. I love that this is written from the cherry trees stance... The photo of the petals on the wet ground is so spectacular. Very well done and voted accordingly.

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Beautiful, beautiful images. Thank you so much.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Splendid! Absolutely splendid display here! What verse.. what pictures... what beauty... the talent you showcase knows no bound my dear friend...

      Amazing!

      in awe!

      Rahul

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hello Movie Master! It is a delight to be able to share my feelings and thoughts of the Cherry Blossoms. Thank you so much!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi Audrey! You just made me smile! Cheers!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hello there davenmidtown! I am glad that you found this hub. Thank you so much for your kind words. You know, I was getting moody to get to the park where these Cherry Blossoms were exploding. I didn't get there on the first day and learning about it only after the 4th day the trees were in full bloom. I was in the park 7 days after, plus with only my cellphone camera. At least, the visit was really early in the morning, the park was quiet and peaceful!

      Once again, thank you!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi sandrabusby! Thank you for the admiration on my pictures of the Cherry Blossoms!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi Rahul! I am just amazed when I opened HubPages and saw burst of comments. This made me so happy! I can't stop smiling.

      Thanks a lot for your thoughtful insight. Take care and see you around HubPages!

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      sammimills 5 years ago from California, USA

      Great Hub! The pictures are stunning. It's like a dream place for me to visit. Beautiful poetry. I love it.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you, sammimills! The park seems accessorized with the dainty colours of the Cherry Blossom trees. It's like a dream place indeed, most especially in the quiet time of day. Thanks again for liking the pictures and poem. Cheers and take care!

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      The original Eman 5 years ago from london

      This is an awesome peom and very detailed too. You can picture an image on each line you read.Great stuff i must say and the pictures are really cool, voted up :)

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hello The original Eman! I'm glad that the Cherry Blossoms Poem captured your imagination as well. Thank you for the vote. Have an awesome day!

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      The combination of lyrics and beautiful photos was breathtaking.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Happyboomernurse, thank you for dropping by. You just made me happy. Thanks a cherry bunch for the votes! Have a great spring!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Fascinating! Such a gorgeous clever poem with breathtaking pictures, Intoxicating, such a delight!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you BeyondMax! The cherry tree is one of my favourite trees for the way it produces lots of blossoms! :)

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      A true poet. Such an amazing poems and pictures. So fascinating.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you unknown spy!

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      Seven 2 years ago

      Thiiknng like that shows an expert at work

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