Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Come She Will

April come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain;
May, she will stay,
Resting in my arms again
-April Come She Will by Simon & Garfunkel. Album: Sounds of Silence released in January 1966

I do not know the meaning of the lyrics of that song by Simon and Garfunkel. However, I do know that April always means the wonderful flowering of cherry blossoms in Japan and equally splendid spring teas in the Himalaya.

Image: Sakura in full bloom in the foreground and tea bushes in the background somewhere in Shizuoka 静岡県, Japan. This place is possibly near Kakegawa 掛川市 but I am not sure. Maybe someone in Japan can tell me.


  1. Sakura in full bloom. How beautiful. And I've always loved this song too though its lyrics are pretty ambiguous. Must be poetic licence :)

  2. Songs from the Sounds of Silence album figure very high on the list of my all time favourites. When I listen to them, many happy memories flood in. Hanami or viewing of flowers (almost invariably Sakura and possibly Ume or plum blossoms)is a great tradition and a wonderful gift of the Japanese to rest of the world.