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Ode to a Cherry Tree

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Cherry tree is spectacular this morning...and the coffee's not bad either!



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Ode to a Cherry Tree

Peering through plate glass at a puzzling view, In the midst of hot coffee’s morning ritual brew. Staring out with amazement and wonderfully struck, By our Cherry Tree’s overnight sensation run amuck! By nature’s own standard, cruel joke she has played, Million blossoms wide open one February day. This juvenile sapling knows not what it feels, Sprouting vivid Pink colors, the show it now steals. From those all around laying dormant in state, Expecting nature’s cue to blossom their own petals awake. And by then poor young cherry will have muted her splash, Replaced by green leaves summer storms will soon thrash. But alas all this splendor making warm visual sense, In the short time required for fresh java to dispense. Tomorrow I’ll once again observe through plate glass, The wonders waiting just beyond cold winter’s Rye Grass. Submitted to Giorgio A. V. Contest themed: Impress me with a small poem II! 1) user name: wedge 2) choice of motif: nature

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  1. Date: 3/14/2014 6:30:00 PM
    Michael, wonderful poem, I love cherry trees too!

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 3/14/2014 11:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for stopping by, Sheri!
  1. Date: 3/6/2014 8:39:00 PM
    wow, that cherry tree really came early! I have a decorative weeping cherry tree in my back yard. It is magnificent. Congrats on this poem. I enjoyed the description in it.

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 3/6/2014 8:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea!
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 1:14:00 PM
    A lovely write! Congrats on the win!!!

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 3/6/2014 8:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Abdulhafe!
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 7:35:00 AM
    - Hello David !! - Congratulations on your lovely winning poem in Giorgio A.V. contest ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 3/5/2014 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne Lise! You are so kind...
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 7:07:00 AM
    Fantastic images. I can almost see the cherry tree myself. Congrats on your win.

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 3/5/2014 7:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Monterey. It was great fun!
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 6:41:00 AM
    Congrats on the worthy win Michael.

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 3/5/2014 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kayod5!
  1. Date: 3/5/2014 5:18:00 AM
    Lovely poem. Congratulations on the fine win, david

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 3/5/2014 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Doc. I appreciate the read and comments!
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 10:27:00 PM
    How lovely...but that poor inexperienced tree I take it...bloomed too soon...:-) ?? But what beauty short lived....hope I got that right....delightful poem...

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 3/1/2014 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks DOnna. Your analysis is spot on!
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 7:56:00 AM
    Oh what an elegant picture you paint of the beautiful cherry blossoms my friend! They are so gorgeous when in bloom aren't they....Loved this wonderful write!

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 2/28/2014 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Mary Jo, and yes indeed they are divine! Appreciate your fine words of affirmation, and cheer!
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 10:59:00 PM
    They are beautiful in the springtime along the Potomac River in Washington, DC. You have great descriptiveness and rhyming in this piece.

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 2/27/2014 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert. For as heralded as the Skyline Drive is in fall, I agree DC has its similar draw in the area of prolific Cherry and Dogwoods.
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 9:47:00 PM
    This is nonpareil Michael,you really hit it where it matters, I just love this.You are a poet.

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 2/26/2014 10:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And I thank you Kayod5. It was fun to experience, fun to pen.
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 4:31:00 PM
    Lovely poem you have written here David. I have never seen a cherry tree in blossom [Too hot for These trees to grow in our climate, probably]Sounds beautiful to me. You wrote with such lovely flow, and Rhyme. excellent read, my friend....Peter

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 2/26/2014 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Peter. This one was pure fun!
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 11:33:00 AM
    - David, how beautiful ode to a Cherry Tree - Many small pink jewels who come in early spring - we must take time to enjoy the moments - (As you understand my English is not 100%, but I do the best I can.) - Thanks for the nice visit on my poem.- Are you Michael or David ? - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Wegman Avatar Michael Wegman
    Date: 2/26/2014 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Indeed you are welcome and thank you for sure dearest Anne Lise. I answer to David or Michael or Wedge, but to close friends I am Michael, whatever your preference. Once again THANK YOU for taking the time to visit and comment, your English is fine!