Art courtesy of Kay Bingham Elementary School
In Japan they watch the ‘cherry blossom” front that moves from the south (Okinawa) starting in January and reaches Tokyo in late March. It’s like a weather report.
Cherry blossoms are richly symbolic with words like ephemeral, transient, metaphorical: blossom, beauty, death. Cherry blossoms are the subject of so many poems. My favourite is haiku.
“in my province
grass blooms too…
No better way for children to be introduced to poetry. A new book this year by one of my favourite children’s authors, Jon Muth. An Easter present for my grandson.