Cherry Blossom Wine
I was walking on a cool, kind of cloudy afternoon
Something happens in the spring, I start to drift
Dreams are half-already real, quiet, waiting to reveal
When at last we have the faith they can come alive and will

       Oh, the way it all became is sweeter than it seems
       And everything here was born within a dream
       And now you and I are part of all thatís in this yearning heart
       That imagines all these things

She scatters seeds along the ground
She pours some water in a pail
When she sprinkles it around we all think itís rain
Raindrops streaming from her eyes
Or from the sky itís all the same
Her benevolence of life, I just live and drink it in

       Oh, the way it all became is sweeter than it seems
       And everything here was born within a dream
       And now you and I are part of all thatís in this yearning heart
       That imagines all these things

For a moment I was lost in the cherry blossom dust
Something finally broke the spell, Iím going home
I think Iím still a little drunk on that cherry blossom wine
I can never get enough, I overdo it every time

       Oh, the way it all became is sweeter than it seems
       And everything here was born within a dream
       And now you and I are part of all thatís in this yearning heart
       That imagines all these things

© Michael Tomlinson

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