On the Cherry Tree

Wang Jing

On the cherry tree
the first blossom
has opened
It sits bold
a fat snow`flake
on a tip of a branch
as if to say Hello!
is on its way!
I watch it the thru
the rain and wonder
at the perseverance
of hard`wood

“But love without direction is a cheap blanket” ~ Thomas McGrath


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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5 Responses to On the Cherry Tree

  1. most enjoyable – especially liked the juxtaposition of hard and soft


  2. Peter, i know you don’t care for my blog but you truly are a magnificent writer. Beautiful.


    • Quite to the contrary, Candice! I just realized I do not receive notice of your posts and so have not been reading your posts: I just remedied that by signing on to ‘follow’ you, which is something I thought I did before but I must have some how been dropped [unless this is a new page you’ve opened . . . Sorry. I just read your post on ‘fitting in in Texas’ and was very moved by it, having moved from NYC to the wilderness myself and have subsequently made that ‘move’ many many times . . . I do love the intimate personal touch of your writing! You are very blessed!

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      • WP is strange. I’m glad you feel that way. Selfishly since you are a favorite poet of mine, I did hope for your following so now you’ve made this transplant girl very happy :) The ‘move’ from state to state/ country to country is always hard – some thrive doing it and I admire them for that, others take a while to adjust, and some take a long while (I’m the latter category incase that wasn’t abundantly clear!). Thank you for your support it means a lot as I am wild about your writing for a long time now.

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