Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hanami

Songwha Choi I was standing in front of the cherry blossom tree with holding the sake cup, when I noticed that the petals hang from tree branches was falling down. Spring blue sky— Cherry blossom petals hang from tree branches … Continue reading

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Hanami

Sarah Marakos   We were all sitting under the cherry blossom tree in the middle of the afternoon.   The tree shades the ground From the afternoon sun- As its blossoms flutter to the ground. This class taught me a … Continue reading

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Ending the Year

As I was walking around campus a single cherry blossom fell and caught the sun’s light as it headed towards the ground. There from your high height, You fall and catch the sun’s light. Graceful, in your plight. When I … Continue reading

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Hanami

I was walking outside the rain garden by Lewis at night when I looked up and a breeze blew through the cherry trees. A cool night breeze Sways dark branches Petals flutter all around This class was far from what … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Semester

During Kenny’s Kendo demonstration, I looked up at the cherry blossoms. The Kendo Shinai’s clack echoes – A cherry petal falls.                 The Hanami celebration was a time for me to truly feel … Continue reading

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Enjoying the sake and sushi under the cherry blossom trees, outside Bendetson. Clear sky- Wind blows Blossoms scatter This class may be titled “Introduction to Japanese Culture”, but it really teaches about life, and how to live. The Hanami party … Continue reading

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Hanami

I was sitting on the Bendetson Patio during our Hanami celebration and looked into my sake cup to find the reflection of the cherry blossom tree, which disappeared as a gust of hit the liquid in my cup. Reflections of … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms

During our festival, I talked to my peers, some for the first time. Sitting under the cherry blossom tree, Joking with classmates who once were strangers. I took this class on the recommendation of a past student after hearing the … Continue reading

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Final Post

Cherry blossoms fall Gracefully twirling Life ends   This class has been different from almost every other class I have taken in my life.  I have never been much of an in class talker, and am still not, however I … Continue reading

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Petals tickled by wind Part with the tree – A last farewell     Well we’ve reached the end. I don’t really know what to say. I can say I loved the class– sitting quietly absorbing and reflecting on the … Continue reading

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