To Be Moved
When you make time
to travel to the cherry blossoms,
may you also clear your eyes
so that when you arrive
under the canopy of white lace,
the delicate spirit of each tiny flower
will have a direct path to your heart.
In this holy instant,
when your heart becomes a vase
as large as your being,
you will receive more beauty
than you thought possible.
Joy will rise inside you,
pure as water,
until you contain nothing else,
until you are fully moved,
and from your eyes
Saturday the weather was gloomy, and the sky was as white as the blossoms, except for one brief patch of blue. But the thousands of cherry blossom trees at Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ were at the peak of bloom. The overcast skies in some ways made the blossoms appear all the more magical.
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