I'm "going rogue" this week. No, I am not behaving in an erratic or independent manner but I am deviating from the structure of the etheree, a poetic format. What's on my mind? I enjoy the beginning of spring in Northern Virginia as it brings freshness to the air, warmer temperatures, and cherry blossoms. When I moved here in March 2021, I wanted to plant a weeping cherry tree to decorate my lawn area near our patio. I had a weeping tree in my meditation garden when on Long Island. Yesterday, the tree started blooming. Today, more buds were noticed. The temperature rose to 81 degrees.
Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. are peaking.
While desiring to visit the Tidal Basin where hundreds of visitors are touring this week. There are eleven varieties of cherry blossom trees but the cold weather and rain will arrive tomorrow. I will watch the news sharing the majestic beauty of the trees that reached their peak yesterday.
Next Friday, the Poetry Sisters are sharing their etherees written during March. This ten-line form begins with a single syllable, and each line expands by one syllable until the tenth line has ten. They are continuing with their 2023 theme of transformation. Each writer will submit their poem to Tanita Davis' blog.
Below is the modified etheree that I wrote and will continue to refine during this coming week.
barren visual presentation
flirts with nature's greenery
flings open its budding petals
while dancing under a canopy of blue
spring removes any doubt of seasonal change
brings renewal and hope to earth and humanity
as watchful eyes wait patiently for cherry blossoms to
bring glorious gardenscapes of color that make one's heart sing
©CVarsalona, 2023, draft
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