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Terence G. Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


Rata Cherry Blossom Fusion


this year
we waited
for the rata

to flower in splendour
of blood run blooms
but the rata barely flowered

summer did not come
only sun facing side flowered
an eighth of mighty rata tree


summer
finally
came

too late
therefore
the cherry

blossom must
flower before season
in bright red blooms


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Monday, February 10, 2014
Edited: Monday, February 10, 2014
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