Annie Cordelia Adams

Along The River Fuji

along the river fuji
bright, where a mountain
stands before me tall

one hundred people gather
on the other side for qingming
but I lean against a cherry tree

so that I can fall asleep
like I used to in the spring
against broken cattle fences

i would awake at dusk
of the next day-finally rested,
when everything else was asleep

then the wild pink cherry tree
would breath its breath of fragrance
and my world would change

Poem Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2008
Poem Edited: Monday, December 1, 2008

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Comments about Along The River Fuji by Annie Cordelia Adams

  • Terence Collings (10/17/2015 9:41:00 AM)

    Really quite breathtakingly precise narrative depth, considering the composer's age.
    Much delightful, delicate imagry, tunefully addressed. Shall keep an eye on Her future ouput.

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  • Rajaram RamachandranRajaram Ramachandran (7/13/2008 7:42:00 PM)

    What a lovely poem and a wishful thinking!

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