One Poem by Kate Young

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.


Party time in Tokyo
National Park at Ueno
wrapped in silken kimono
ladies feast on sweetened dango

streets of petalled bon ami
preparing for Hanami
a regular tsunami of beauty
wrapped as origami

in the distant panorama
stands a timeworn wood pagoda
softly stroked by flushed sakura
rolling wisps of faint aroma

fanfare heralds timpani
modern strains of karaoke
soothing voice with golden saké
blossom soft in frailty.


Kate Young lives in Kent and is passionate about poetry and literature. After retiring, she has returned to writing and has had success with poems published in magazines internationally and in Great Britain. She is presently editing her work and writing new material, particularly in response to ekphrastic challenges.

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