Photo Poem: “Sunflower”


Previously, I had written and posted this poem about sunflowers way back when.  The other day, I happened to come across some sunflowers (which always makes me think of Van Gogh and his sunflower) and reminded me of some photos I had taken earlier, so I put the two together to make this photo poem.

Whenever I see a sunflower,
Inevitably, I come to think
Of him whose gifted hand lovingly
Rendered vivid tongues of flaming yellow;
Whose eyes have long gazed on beauty’s light;
Whose soul perceived yet another realm
Full of shimmering forms and hues,
And so sought release beyond the frame.

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 (“Sunflower” © Poeticmeditations, 2011. All rights reserved.)


About poeticmeditations

A 19th-century romantic poet living in the 21st-century. The Romantic poets, nib pens, candlelight, waistcoats, and pocket watches are a few of my favorite things.
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