sunflower

my family and I rattle about
in a packet on a shelf
waiting for life
and liberation free of strife

she gently lifts us out
one by one
plants us firmly in the soil
plenty of water and hot sun

I am thriving as I lift
my face up to that sun
I worship as if we were one
others not so blessed

stunted grow wont let
them thrive
but most of us grow
to survive

as a miniature I
have many sunny faces
all joyfully directing
our adoring gaze

towards that warming sun
we will bask and glow
for our kate’s show
then slowly we will

fall into a very deep
slumber composted
into her mulch to
fertilise her new batch

for this is the cycle
of life … most of our
cousins prefer the
cooler climate to flower

but we thrive in this
intense heat as it
feeds our need for sun
our cheerful colour brings fun

d’Verse, to be a flower, Linda
my photo fifteen minutes ago …
this one opened just as Linda was posting this prompt!
you can see the other heads coming just below the flower
… more pics as they unfold

79 comments

  1. I love the point of view from the sunflower – I always liked that they followed the sun keeping their “faces” pointed to that light!! Perhaps you are one of the shining lights that your sunflowers follow…

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  2. Beautiful! Love the way you wrote this, SweetKate! Sunflowers are such lovely companions! 🙂

    Oh, Sunflowers, we are so glad you share your love, warmth, bright-smiles with us! You are joy-bringers! I can’t imagine the world without you! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  3. I love how you bring to life these lovely sunflowers and provided them a poetic much they much needed.
    I remembered planting sunflower seeds in my garden…they thrive and live to bear beautiful flowers which brings really joy to all of us.

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  4. I wish I had a camera a few years ago when I saw a whole field of Sunflowers…
    I picked up some seeds at the local dollar store – I’m going to try sunflowers again. But I have to wait until after May 10 th to put anything outside – that’s when we are past the danger of frost.

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  5. How fitting an icon of your sunniness, Kate, as sunflowers store up positive energy and release it in all manner of positive ways.

    There are the seeds, of course, which provide a plentiful, nutritious snack for both us and the birds. Raccoons, too, though I think those critters are limited to North America. The vibrant petals brighten their surroundings long after the season has passed, and even then, the flowers benefit next year’s compost. A continuous miracle.

    Do you ever hang the flowers near your bird feeder? The feathered crowd definitely approves!

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    • I live in the country with mobs of birds … or is that flocks … we do need to supply water, which I do daily.
      There is enough feed about altho we are known to feed certain ones but it’s more like half a loaf in honey water … too big for a feeder. A feeder here wouldn’t cope 🙂

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