“SPRING”

prompt: “Can you please write something regarding japan, lost & new love, nostalgia, tying in with the blossoming Sakura?? It’s very important in their culture, yet I see so few poems about it. Or you can feel free to venture into any topic relating to japan or Sakura, I’m a writer/sometes poet and understand about alternate artistic directions. This is so awesome of you, such a neat idea!! Thank you so so much =)”

Spring

Lips an ancient pink
and skin riddled with wrinkles,
I can see beauty

in your smile. Of course,
there is always something new
passing between us:

that limitless depth
shines like the purest night sky
through unfiltered eves,

as cherry blossoms
suspended in trance, falling
to death, love, rebirth.

–billimarie
March 29th 2011