I Settle for a Glimpse

March is almost gone and once again I will miss seeiing the Cherry Blossoms in my nation’s Capital District. I have family and many friends scattered among and around the skirt of the city, yet I have never once had the opportunity to visit in springtime. I settle for a picture or two and it isn’t the same.

Cherry blossoms will arrive here in the Northeast later when the business of the hour is more likely to divert my attention. Though I may catch a quick glimpse of a tree or two it is rare I take the time to embrace its fragrance, stare deeply into its delicate petals, and I cannot immerse my eyes in the pink reflections of the Tidal Basin.

Once again I have to accept, believe and rejoice in what is there while I live in the reality of here. To me it is like heaven. I cannot visit now, yet I see glimpses of it here, now and again but I will not despair. One day….

Blooms I cannot hold
Scatter petals of friendship
Only heaven knows

Linking to Dversepoets.com because if I keep looking at the question, I must give an answer. A Haibun about Cherrry Blossoms. Maybe someday I will go and see.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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7 Responses to I Settle for a Glimpse

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like this phrase and the comparison of those blossoms to heaven: “believe and rejoice in what is there while I live in the reality of here”.

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  2. I can feel your yearning to witness cherry blossoms. It is one I share. Marvelous write, Mary!


  3. Gillena Cox says:

    There is the longing and at the same time grateful delight. Both make for a lovely haibun.

    Thanks for dropping by to read mine



  4. I hope to see the blossoms of Stockholm, but that is still weeks away.


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