Longer sleepless evenings Humid, dark, and bleak Serene and sorrowful homes Blossoming sakura trees weep With heavyhearted lonely buds Spring, unforgettable saddest spring Trees not lovelier and so are fields Nor the day more delightful than the evening These unhappy blooms in pink Signal a different kind of grief
Sakura (cherry blossoms) are constantly cited as the most recognizable sign of spring in Japan. When trees all over the country burst into breathtakingly beautiful clusters of pink flowers right about the time it gets warm enough, people yearly go outside to enjoy. Blooming of the sakura is a beautiful gift from mother nature, hanami (sakura viewing) is done by many people in spring. But due to COVID-19 pandemic, parks right now are being closed to avoid more transmission of SARSCoV2.