Everything you need to understand or teach From Blossoms by Li-Young Lee.
“From Blossoms” is a four-stanza free verse poem by the Chinese-American poet Li-young Lee. The poem was published in his debut collection of poetry Rose in 1986, which was highly acclaimed and drew comparisons to the work of John Keats. The poem takes readers through a life cycle from blossoms on trees to the peaches that the speaker eats at a streetside stall. Looking back on this memory with yearning and wonder, “From Blossoms” concludes with a celebration of the joy in life’s quiet moments.