a beautiful time to blossom
among the raindropped pines
just as squirrels collect winter nuts
you collect my love and admiration
Ah, Kiku, that quietly evocative name for a geisha in days gone by, and name, also of chrysanthemums in Japanese, a flower that indeed does blossom colourfully in autumn.
I first saw a picture of you wearing a red and white flowery dress, taking in the fragrance of flowers nearly as tall as you were, reaching between the petals.
Just as flowers, we blossom many times.