January 9, 2019

How can this be?

Kathryn McKenna, 27

These words seek to promote the value of reflecting on emotion, particularly grief. For me, as I’m sure it is for many others, articulating how I feel is extremely difficult. Writing, although new to me, is a medium in which I can speak freely – taking time to consider my emotions, my feelings and the words I want to use to describe them. It is something I have learnt is invaluably important in order to grieve properly. It is better to at least write about how I feel, than to not open up about it at all.
‘After the Cherry Blossom’ is a poem about memories, that while sad, are intended to be beautiful. It depicts the story of a cherry blossom tree in my family garden (as photographed), paralleled by the painful, unfair loss of my Father.


After The Cherry Blossom