Elena Sandu


Cherry Tree (English And Japanese) - Poem by Elena Sandu

-Good morning sir!
To the man
who blocked her way
a little child said.

Good morning
and good day
to you my girl!
May I ask some questions
dear?

-Dont know sir..Yes..Words..
I do not fear

-Are you alone?
-Maybe, don't know..
you may say so,
my parents gone
to clouds for long..

-Where do you live?
-The forest is the place
I sleep..

-Are you not scared to live alone?
Pardon me sir! I'm not alone
That tree it is my sweetest company
And that other One, it feeds me
like a parent
no, I can not be lonely,
they also aren't..

Do you want something
or someone 'important'
to become?
One wish to tell me, do
so glad I'll be to make it happen,
promise you!

Oh sir, if that is really, really true,
then please, please do!
Make me to be a cherry tree
and sir, forgive me please:
may you put me and my family
to land whose people care and
loves their most
for us, the cherry trees? !

That is to be Japan and Japanese,
you see? ..

桜 の 木

-お は よ う ご ざ い ま す お じ さ ん !
彼 女 の 行 く 手 を ふ さ ぐ 男 性 に
小 さ な 子 ど も は 言 っ た


-お は よ う 、 い い 日 だ ね
お じ ょ う ち ゃ ん !
君 に ち ょ っ と
聞 い て も い い か な ?


- 分 か り ま せ ん ・ ・ は い ・ ・ 言 葉 は ・ ・
私 は 怖 が っ て ま せ ん

- 君 は 一 人 ぼ っ ち ?
- 多 分 、 分 か り ま せ ん ・ ・
お じ さ ん が そ う 言 う な ら そ う か も し れ ま せ ん
わ た し の 両 親 は と て も 長 い 間
雲 へ 行 っ て い る ・ ・

- ど こ に 住 ん で い る の ?
- 森 が 私 の 眠 る 場 所 ・ ・


- 一 人 ぼ っ ち で 住 ん で い て 怖 く な い ?
-失 礼 で す が お じ さ ん 、 わ た し は 一 人 ぼ っ ち で は あ り ま せ ん 。
あ の 木 は 私 の 一 番 の 仲 良 し
そ し て あ の 他 の 木 は 、 私 を 養 っ て く れ て い る 。
両 親 の よ う に
い い え 、 私 は 孤 独 で は あ り ま せ ん 、
そ し て 木 々 た ち も ・ ・

君 は 何 か 欲 し い か い ?
そ れ と も 誰 か が ‘大 切 な 人 ‘に な っ
一 つ 願 い を 私 に 話 し て ご ら ん
喜 ん で そ れ を 叶 え よ う
約 束 す る よ !

ま あ 、 お じ さ ん 、 も し 本 当 に 本 当 に そ う な ら
ど う か ど う か
私 を 桜 の 木 に し て く だ さ い
そ し て お じ さ ん 、 ど う か お 許 し を :
私 と 家 族 を
人 々 が 私 た ち 桜 の 木 を よ く 世 話 し て く れ 、
最 も 愛 し て く れ る 土 地 に
置 い て く だ さ い ま す か ? !

そ れ は 日 本 と 日 本 人
お わ か り で し ょ う ? ・ ・

Topic(s) of this poem: tree


Comments about Cherry Tree (English And Japanese) by Elena Sandu

  • Bharati Nayak (3/1/2017 2:09:00 AM)


    Tree is, our best friend - - -Seen through the eyes of a little girl- - - Wow , can we keep that innocence alive in our heart? A marvelous poem, thanks for sharing.
    Congratulations for being the Poet of the Day.
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  • Chinedu Dike (2/28/2017 9:08:00 PM)


    Pleasant train of thought well articulated and nicely brought forth from the heart with conviction. Thanks for sharing Elena. (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2017 7:03:00 PM)


    Elena, there is such pure love joy and innocence throughout a poem that is very much worthy of Poem Of The Day. It brought a wonderful smile to a face that has been a little stressed the past few days. The poem's words are simple, yet profound. The imagery is so vivid that it's still in my mind. The story telling style is perfect. Congratulations on an excellent write and on Poem Of The Day! (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2017 10:41:00 AM)


    Simply superb poem with the superb desire of the little one. Heartiest Congrats on it's poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/28/2017 9:03:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem of simple words but with a profound meaning in it. Quite inspiring too. Congrats Elena, for being the member's PoD. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (2/28/2017 8:32:00 AM)


    Thank you so much dear poets for your kind, generous acts of reading and leaving such beautiful encouraging comments, I appreciate every word! (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (2/28/2017 3:55:00 AM)


    a lovey poem of only wanting to live in a place in this world that loves and respects them for what they are? then be given the chance to blossom! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/28/2017 2:55:00 AM)


    Make it happen.... congrats on being selected... (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (2/28/2017 2:48:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem by Elena.Congratulations being member of the day
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Indira Renganathan (2/28/2017 2:47:00 AM)


    Excellent words of expression on - 10+++++nature (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/28/2017 2:19:00 AM)


    Love and care! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (2/28/2017 1:43:00 AM)


    Very beautiful poem in English (I cannot read the Japanese) . Congratulations for having it chosen as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2017 1:28:00 AM)


    Hi Elena,

    Congratulations on being selected as the best post! And this beautiful, simple but poignant one, truly deserved the recognition. Just beyond words, Elena. Onece again, congrats! !
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  • Amitava Sur (2/28/2017 1:10:00 AM)


    Hi - Dear Elena, congratulations. for your beautiful comforting poem. After a long gap I am reading your poem, keep well. (Report) Reply

  • Jaya Das (2/28/2017 12:40:00 AM)


    a sweet, simple n beautiful poem enthralling my heart n soul all through...thank you n congrats for d poem of the day (Report) Reply

  • Sylva-onyema Uba (2/28/2017 12:31:00 AM)


    A rustic poem buried in
    the stylistic weapon of
    dialogue and
    rhetoric questions.

    Nice presentation.

    Sylva.
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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (2/28/2017 12:23:00 AM)


    Simply beautiful! Congrats for poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (2/28/2017 12:07:00 AM)


    A very beautiful rendition of what it's like to be part of nature. Wonderfully imaginative.+++10

    Robert
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  • Elena Sandu (9/9/2016 8:24:00 PM)


    Comments transferred from PF:
    The title said it all and the conclusion confirmed it. Lovely tribute!
    25 May 2011 by Jenny Gordon

    xMake me to be a cherry tree... Increasingly I believe that people are getting trees - each favorite. Then down to earth and speak branches. Which child will teach me to talk to trees?
    28 May 2011 by bogpan

    liked the innovative approach... interesting and appealing
    30 May 2011 by eleanor prince
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  • Hans Vr (11/25/2010 6:16:00 AM)


    great poem,
    great fantasy,
    wonder what it's like to be a cherry tree.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 26, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, February 27, 2017


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