Viewing Cherry Blossoms at Ueno, Katsukawa Shunzan
Early in the morning, before the crowds storm in
Clear blue skies, slight April chill
Three friends eagerly walking through Ueno Park
Once a year they dress, in their finest robes
Cyclical, like the blossoms
They renew their vows
Of the promise they made, as children
To grace the start of spring as a trinity
Together they reminisce on the memories
In their palms, the delicate flowers
Are another year of possibilities.
Ava Drake is a poetess from London, UK. She started writing poetry at a young age and has recently rediscovered her passion for writing. She is currently working on her first poetry anthology focusing on love & hate.