Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington, D.C.  This year the festival will take place from March 20 – April 11, 2021.  The Festival invites residents, visitors and fans from across the globe to “step into spring” with a diverse variety of experiences that include both virtual and personal elements while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone involved.  Our prompt this week was suggested by Amy Braun, ☆ai love music☆ aisasami who lives in Japan and she asked for cherry blossoms because they signal the new school and work year where she lives saying that by April 1, the tree next to her apartment will be full of beautiful blooms.  Sadly, here in the US we had another attack on the Capitol, which left one officer dead and another one wounded and this takes a lot of joy away the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Last week we had Omega is the End of The Line, and everyone was supposed to choose a song that contained one these the time related prompts Endless/Eternity/Everlasting/Forever/Infinity/Omega in either the title or the lyrics.  This week the Spring Blooming prompts of Blossoms/Cherry/Flowers are here for us to choose songs from, and the song that you choose must contain one of these prompt words in either the title or the lyrics.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it contains the prompt words or not.  If it does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.  Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the Grateful Dead song ‘Sugar Magnolia’ today.  Next week, I will be writing about the song ‘Daydream’ by The Lovin’ Spoonful.  The upcoming prompts will be:
April 11, 2021 – Songs with One Word Titles
April 18, 2021 – Songs that have a girls’ name in it which starts with an S suggested by Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing, think about Stephanie, Sabrina, Sasha, Sharon, Shelby, Skylar, Simone, Stacey, Sylvia, Serena, Sonia, Shelia, Sheena, or anything else that fits
April 25, 2021 – Arrivederci/Bon-voyage/Ciao/Farewell/Goodbye/Hasta la vista/Sayonara/Shalom
May 2, 2021 – Fix/Make suggested by Amy, aisasami

44 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom Festival

    1. Every country has their problems, but we seem to have more gun nuts that all the others, so that means we have more deaths. We are very divided here with Democrats and Republicans always going against each other, so our problems are a long way off from being resolved. Thinks for your sympathy Janis.

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  1. From the album of the same name. Often described as the first heavy metal album.

    Oh can you tell me Oh how the joy
    Passed from his childhood That’s not my boy
    I see he’s finished, he’s run his race
    We’re not his family that’s not his face
    We taught him well And from his youth
    He knew he always Must know the truth
    He left his country to go to war
    When he returned, he’d found we closed the door
    Chorus
    But we never dreamed when he was leaving
    That he would taste the flowers of evil
    I know his habit was not so bad
    When for fifty dollars it could be had
    But now he’ home to his promised land
    And what he needs got to cost a Grand
    When he’d been home for six month’s time
    My son he told me, he’d made up his mind
    He’s re-enlisted for three years more
    It’s too expensive to stop this war
    [ Chorus ]
    Oh can you tell me Oh how the joy
    Passed from his childhood That’s not my boy
    He’s re-enlisted for three years more
    Is the price of peace worth the price of war?

    written by Pappalardi,Rea & West
    source: genius lyrics

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