Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Helianthus annuus




you shape my face
by light
you spice my lips
of storms

my stem reaches to sky
wrinkling gradient of darkness
to brightest shades 

you fill my cheeks
of seeds & quills in
perfect symmetry & florets

in swirling harmony-
a flower, cluster of flowers, crown
of flowering spirals, bouquets of sun-

shine
for you-




Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics - To be a flower hosted by Linda Lee Lyberg.   Join us when the pub doors open by 3 pm EST.

20 comments:

  1. We did chose the same flower ... what a great coincidence.. I love the way you also stretches toward the sky. The use of the latin name as the title was a great choice.

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  2. How beautiful Grace. I love sunflowers. We had a few volunteer last year from seed birds dropped from the feeders.

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  3. Oh yes. That whirled symmetry. Lovely.

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  4. "bouquets of sunshine" feels so happy

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  5. Sure a bloom reaching for the sky

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  6. The sunflower is symbolic of happiness. I can feel the warmth of the sun.

    I wasn't sure of the flower by the title but, I quickly knew once I started reading.

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  7. I like the flowering spirals and bouquets of sunshine.

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  8. wrinkling gradient of darkness
    to brightest shades

    love this line Grace, I have never seen this flower but your poem paints a gorgeous sight

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  9. There is so much to comment on in this beautiful tribute to the sunflower, Grace! I especially love the opening lines and the ‘swirling harmony’.

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  10. I love sunflowers. I grown them every year and collect the seeds for the birds.

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  11. Such a wonderful coincidence that yours and Bjorn's poems to the sunflower were next to each other and seeing where you found the same thing to write about and where the differences. Almost makes me wish the brief had been for everyone to write about the /same/ flower.

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  12. I LOVE the phrase "swirling harmony" This was a treat to read.

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  13. I love the blooming of flowers in nature and you have penned a poem about one of my favorites.

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  14. It seems many love the sunflower - hardly surprising. Inspiring.

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  15. Sunflowers make me, and the birds, happy!

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  16. I love this. You make the sunflower sound like music!

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  17. I loved this line ...

    'you fill my cheeks
    of seeds & quills'

    Gorgeous poem Grace 🙂

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  18. A lovely poem Grace. Especially with spring around the corner. I can't believe I have seen more grass than snow this winter. Every major storm has missed us so far. But here March has always been the month you better watch out...😊

    peace and love
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