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White Cherry Blossoms in April, New England
Sally Nacker


Such snowfall as I
have never seen in spring;
this vision of white,
spinning through
air, eluded me all
my life. I drive. How
lovely to be alive, to
bear witness to the simplest
of thousands of delicate,
papery petals—
sailing alone.

From Vireo (White Violet Press, 2015).
Used here with permission.

Sally Nacker is the author of three books of poetry, her most recent—Kindness in Winter—reviewed here by YDP poet Michael Escoubas. Sally feels a kinship with the natural world and enjoys walking in all sorts of weather—particularly in rain and snow. She takes Thoreau’s advice (and Nellie Teale’s) about sauntering, and walks slowly. Sally lives in Connecticut with her husband and two cats. Learn more about her at



Post New Comment:
Such beautiful words, and a beautiful image they create!
Posted 04/26/2022 02:38 PM
Lori Levy:
Beautiful image of the cherry blossoms.
Posted 04/04/2022 12:14 PM
Wilda Morris:
I used to live in the D.C. area - I love the cherry blossoms. What I wonderful reminder of their beauty - on the tree, in the air, and on the ground.
Posted 04/04/2022 10:17 AM
Good poem...for metaphor and sentiment!
Posted 04/04/2022 10:14 AM
Beautiful! Now I have a new way of looking at my pear tree's blossoms, too. Thanks so much.
Posted 04/04/2022 09:25 AM
Beauty described so succinctly and appealingly
Posted 04/04/2022 08:51 AM
Just lucious.
Posted 04/04/2022 08:51 AM
Congratulations, Sally . . . on capturing in such economical terms, the wealth of beauty contained in this apple blossom scene.
Posted 04/04/2022 08:30 AM
Larry Schug:
The final four lines lea me to think metaphorically and truthfully.
Posted 04/04/2022 07:53 AM

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