2018 April PAD Challenge Day 22: ‘Cherry Blossom’ #aprpad

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Day 22’s prompt:¬† Pick a plant, make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

This one was partly inspired by one of my favourite video game series, and the symbolism within it – which I write about on my other blog. There’s just something beautiful and wistful about falling cherry blossoms, and I hope I have adequately expressed this in the poem…

Cherry Blossom

Pale pink petals
Dance in the wind
Signalling arrival of spring
And passing of time,
An idyllic scene
In an evolving world,
As they fall gracefully
Blanketing the ground
With barely a sound.

Some say spirits lie within
Or secrets of life itself,
So transient and serene,
Whispering words of destiny
Or simply a calming song
To soothe deadly fixations.
Whatever meaning they carry,
The peace these petals possess
Is felt by all who see
The hypnotic pink dance
Of the blooming cherry tree.

Last year’s prompt for Day 22: ‘The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog’

This was a fun one to write…making a poem out of a pangram was an interesting (and also fun to say!)

Like this poem? Read more in my first poetry collection, ‘The Awakening’, avaliable NOW!

Paperback – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Awakening-Selection-Poems-Stuart-Peacock/dp/1911476335

eBook-: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017BZBH6M

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My new blog – Shenmusings

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As I alluded to in my Writing New Year’s Resolutions, I have set up a blog that is centred around¬†Shenmue – one of my favourite video game series of all time, and finally due to receive a third game this year after an over 15-year period of uncertainty. Please do check it out if this is something of interest to you – or it may encourage you to investigate these games for yourself if you have not had the privilege of playing them! There are a couple of posts up so far detailing my own personal discovery of the series, and many more to come soon:

http://shenmusings.wordpress.com

Check out my debut poetry collection, ‘The Awakening’, avaliable NOW!

Paperback – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Awakening-Selection-Poems-Stuart-Peacock/dp/1911476335

eBook-: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017BZBH6M