Cherry blossom.

by Purvi Gadia   Nov 14, 2017


Golden lilacs fill my room;
their sweet smell hushing my frivolous thoughts.

"Why do you still wait for me?"

...
Late November is when I think of you.
As you pull sweaters onto you to warm yourself,
I let my mind ravage with your memories to seek warmth.

Warmth is subjective:
To you,
it is the Spring months of May
when the sun-ray
caresses your face
as you rest your tired head
in mid sleep.
To me,
it is the fancy winter phase
when my nights elongate
and I gather your presence
in the warm embrace
of my shawls.

Winter is enchanting here.
Although the mist hazes my mind all day,
I catch crystal snowflakes in my sleep.

Don't you know
you taught me
how to walk on still ice -
in denim shorts,
with smooth gentle steps;
how to swirl in a flamboyant pink dress
when sakura blossom -
with confidence;
you taught me how to write love letters to you -
with my heart on my nib.

You never did realize that you walk on snow-laden roads
leaving footprints for me to follow,
did you?
...

golden lilacs fill my room;
their sweet scent easing into my frivolous thoughts.

"Because it is all you have ever taught me."

11:27 p.m.
14 November 2017

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  • 3 days ago

    by Alice

    I love poems with imagery about nature. This poem is wonderfully sentimental, and I find the comment that 'warmth is subjective' very poignant. It is true.

  • 6 days ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    "Warmth is subjective" ... how very true. This is a beautiful write! :-) x
    =^.^=

  • 1 week ago

    by Brenda

    This is truly lovely! So lushly desciptive, each stanza better than the previous if that's possible. Loved it!

  • 1 week ago

    by Mark

    Beautiful write! This stanza is just breathtaking:
    it is the fancy winter phase
    when my nights elongate
    and I gather your presence
    in the warm embrace
    of my shawls.

  • 1 week ago

    by mossgirl19

    Ahhhh, Purvi. I was hoping to nominate and, yes, it was already nominated. A truly fascinating write, with such an engaging and beautiful voice, taking you somewhere beautiful and sad.

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