Almond Blossom

A Poem By Hannah W. // 10/12/2009

I wait like an almond blossom
wavering in the breeze
I watch like the almond blossom
as people pass beneath

I drift like the almond blossom
among the grey-barked trees
I may only watch and listen
but I may never speak

I want to correct, I want to be
but instead where the wind blows
the branch will lean
I wish to sing but no one knows 

catch me, the almond blossom, falling

A thousand rains may come and go
a thousand storms may shake me
a thousand whispers will I know
But still I can say nothing

I twirl like the almond blossom
I wish to be called lovely
but unless I am not an almond blossom
they will surely never love me

Catch me, the almond blossom, falling

I fall away from branch and tree
I sail along the wind
I find that I am finally free
and beneath me earth shall spin

As I soar below the swirling sky
the people pause to watch me
oh how shining are your eyes!
but it's too late to stop me

you cannot catch an almond blossom if it isn't
falling...
 

Comments

Wow

You continually turn out graceful, beautiful poetry, Hannah. How do you do it? I love the peace and cadence of this poem. Someday I hope to be sitting in a hammock with a book of your poetry in my hand. :0)

Heather | Mon, 10/12/2009

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

Simply lovely....

This was sooo beautiful, Hannah!!! It was so lovely! Your writing is just full of beauty!!!!

Elizabeth | Mon, 10/12/2009

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The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

^ what Heather said.

^ what Heather said. Brilliant.

E | Mon, 10/12/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

!!!!!!!!!!!

simply captivating.

Bernadette | Mon, 10/12/2009

Hannah...

This was really beautiful, and it flowed so well. :) I especially loved how you concluded the peom. Very nice.

 

Mairead | Tue, 10/13/2009

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"Sweet is the love that never knew a wound, but deeper that which died and rose again." - Mother Mary Francis

 "Catch me, the almond

 "Catch me, the almond blossom, falling..."

*sighs* I'm with Heather - how do you do it?

Mary | Tue, 10/13/2009

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Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

When IS that book going to be

When IS that book going to be published??? Really? Can you like print them all out and send them to me??

Anna | Tue, 10/13/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Wow.

Wow.

Clare Marie | Tue, 10/13/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

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