Cherry Blossoms by Scarlet Verses
suddenly, the sky is a tumult,
scattering seeds in careless abandon,
tinged of bluest devotion, abounding -
not one blushing petal nor small bud
but a thousand pink-gaping pearls blooming-
i reach to kiss your lips, softer than snow
melting my walls into a cup, opening to receive
your words, sweet & hungry as a bee-
spread my hair among the leaves, steeped
of sun and morning dew drops. drink deeply
of my fragrance, write love letters on my
skin, naked earth-
i want to do with you
what spring does with the cherry trees.*
*Inspiration and line from Pablo Neruda : Everyday You Play
"My words rained over you, stroking you.
A long time I have loved the sunned mother-of-pearl of your body.
I go so far as to think that you own the universe.
I will bring you happy flowers from the mountains, bluebells,
dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.
I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees."
Posted for OpenLinkNight of D'verse Poets Pub ~ Happy spring day ~
I have used this line before, but thought it fitting to post again after seeing the Japanese trees in full blooms over the weekend.