Wednesday, April 29, 2009


(Photo by Brett Trafford)

Suggested Prompt...Include a sunflower in your writing today in any creative way you are inspired.


Hello my beautiful sunflower
It really is a gorgeous day
And seeing your golden head waving above the garden
Gives me reason to pause and reflect

You are never fussy, never complaining
Seeming to be happy with any amount of food or water I supply
Turning your majestic petals to follow the sun
But never wilting into a bow or curtsy

Standing tall at the entrance to the garden
Some people may seem not to notice
But you call for attention in many subtle ways
Giving surprised growth with each passing day

And when your time has finally come
To fade into the autumn
You continue to give happiness as well as nourishment
For the happy song birds of fall


Bella Rum said...

I bought several packets of seeds the other day. Last year we planted them at the end of the garden and they were so pretty. It was my first try, and you're so right. The birds love them when they go to seed.

oh said...

had to say hello - love sunflowers, this ia gorgeous picture and a sweet poetic tribute. Not to mention how the pci and poem brighten a grey and rainy evening!