Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NaPoWriMo: Cherry Blossom Promise

April is National Poetry Writing Month. In celebration of poets everywhere, and to encourage those who are just embarking on their literary journey, I will be posting poetry (not mine) each day for the month of April. Please take a look and enjoy this special art.

For the last day of NaPoWriMo I'm sharing one of my poems. I wrote it for a friend a while ago. Go easy on me - I'm shy about this kind of thing.

Cherry Blossom  Promise

Before I knew our love would grow
A promise blossomed in my soul.
I will bring you to this place of peace --
Exchange a flower, love shall increase.
You’ll be my cherry blossom bride,
Forever and always at my side.  

The seasons did not make me change;
My heart stayed true, our souls engaged.
Your beauty beckoned, winsome and sweet,
Dark eyes, shy smile, fair face, all complete.
I brought you to this sacred place
Full of dancing, loving grace.

In Tsuruga, the moon shines high
Words of love escape on a sigh.
This temple, with its ancient secrets,
Holds our truth, simple and sacred.
A love song pure from two strong hearts
Lovers entwined, never to part.

Once we were two, now we are four,
Love combined, fragmented, made more.
The years have passed, the mountains remain,
Traditions abound, life is the same.
Painted  with love on life’s canvas,
This – my cherry blossom promise.
                                                      by Jennifer Bogart

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