“Plum Blossom Snow”


My beautiful picture

Peach blossoms in the back yard. Spring

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Lady Nyo

Plum Blossom Snow

The present snowstorm of
White plum blossoms
Blinds me to sorrow.

They cascade over cheeks
Like perfumed, satin tears
Too warm with the promise of life
To chill flesh.


This week I finally finished “Kimono”, a novel I have been writing for eleven years. This above poem comes from that novel.  “Kimono” will be published in a few months on Amazon.com.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2018

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11 Responses to ““Plum Blossom Snow””

  1. Frank J. Tassone Says:

    Beautiful, Jane!

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  2. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Frank. I wrote this for “Kimono” but it has meaning for me beyond that book. Thank you, again!


  3. Frank Hubeny Says:

    Those blossoms blind one to sorrow in spite of being “satin tears”. That is a nice way of seeing them.

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  4. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Frank. I like the sensitivity you put into this read.

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  5. petrujviljoen Says:

    A beauty of a poem Jane.

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  6. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Darlin’ Spring has sprung here, daffs, tulips on their rears coming up and all signs of Spring. Go back! Go Back!~

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  7. kim881 Says:

    I love the idea of being bound to sorrow by blossom and the way you’ve described the tears, Jane:
    ‘Too warm with the promise of life
    To chill flesh’.

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  8. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Kim. Probably my favorite poem. Thank you for reading and your comment. Later gater.

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  10. Grace Says:

    Those white blossoms are beautifully blinding. Congrats on your publication Jane.

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  11. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Grace. It will be a couple of months before it gets published. Right now I am at odds with my editor over the usage of the term “cock” (as in the Cu Chulainn myth) and too much historical knowledge. it’s a fine line to walk but it’s easy to fall off the path.


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