Cherry Blossom {a poem in time}

I love Cherry Blossom trees. How can one not. I think they are one of the saddest, most beautiful looking things ever. Also called `Sakura’ they even have a celebration around them in Japan called Hanami. 

While in China it represents femininity, power, innocence and sexuality; in Japan it is a symbol of transience and fragility of life. It’s short beautiful bloom has inspired many poets and artists. And lovers and dreamers…. 
“My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms – will it return to my body when they scatter?” – Anon


  1. ~cori June 22, 2010

    even though i use the cherry blossom in my paintings i never knew what they symbolized… i love the japanese symbolism the most. thank you so much for including my piece in this lovely post.

  2. GB June 23, 2010

    Neha, you have great taste, love this post, AND your art. Are you an artist too? I’d love to do a post on you……

  3. Neha Ramabhadran June 23, 2010

    Thanks Cori and GB!
    I hope to get to know you better! :)

  4. GB June 23, 2010

    😀 Hey Neha, “Ijazzat” is one of our all-time favorite movies….

  5. wallflower June 23, 2010

    Thank you for your comment.
    Yes most of my photos are on flickr. What do you mean by “flickr banned”? I’ve never heard of it. Why does being in Dubai mean you can’t view Flickr photos?

    I’ve never heard of that.. please explain. I can try to use an alternative soon.



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