Tournesol

I turn my face to meet the sun
but bows to hide from wind and rain,
I’m born in soil and strong I stretch
my supple stem towards the sky
I tie the poise of summer into knots,
to build for you her grasp to seeds
I bring you warmth in winter’s cold,
but darling, save at least a single core
to bury in your garden-dirt for spring
to kiss another spark of life in me.
to let me turn my face to meet the sun.
        again.

Today Linda wants us to write about our favorite flower at dVerse. I would like to say that my favorite flower is the sunflower, and this is a small little poem to write about that flower.
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February 18, 2019

30 responses to “Tournesol

  1. We chose the same flower, smiles. The love this line most specially:

    I tie the poise of summer into knots,
    to build for you her grasp to seeds

  2. Sunflowers grow well here in the Pac NW of WA state. they are one of my favorite flowers to photograph. They get 8 feet tall here.

  3. There is beauty in facing the sun and feeling it’s warm glow. A couple of summers ago I went to a sunflower field and I felt the magic of standing next to those tall blooming delights.

  4. I read your poem out loud and it had such a lovely echo at the end of every second line, a flower new to me I really love the name

  5. I also love sunflowers, Björn, and every year there is a field of them just outside our village. You’ve captured movement in your poem; the sunflower is a flower you can watch with the naked eye as it moves with the sun. I especially enjoyed the lines:
    ‘I tie the poise of summer into knots,
    to build for you her grasp to seeds’
    and
    ‘…save at least a single core
    to bury in your garden-dirt for spring
    to kiss another spark of life in me.’

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