Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sunflower

© Mama Zen Photography


I found the sun
blooming on a stem,
its petal rays light to my spirit.

I mourned its sunset drying
until I ate its seed
and  tasted sunshine on my tongue.


©Susie Clevenger 2012

The Sunday Challenge ~ Featuring the photography of Mama Zen



17 comments:

Grace said...

I love the sunshine on my tongue...Hey, we chose the same picture ~

Fireblossom said...

Uh huh, it's like that, isn't it? :-)

beccagivens said...

Love tasting sunshine ... delightful!!:)

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the idea you captured in the first stanza - the sun on its own stem. Cleverly concluded too.

Mama Zen said...

That last line is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

"sunset drying"
"tasted sunshine"

I love this. It warms me up and makes me happy. :)

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Daydreamertoo said...

They do taste divine on the tongue too, don't they :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the "sun blooming on a stem" and then its taste on your tongue. Just wonderful!

De Jackson said...

LOVE the visual of sun blooming on a stem.
I used this gorgeous photo, also. Very inspiring. :)

turtlememoir said...

lovely - and I'm tasting sunshine as we speak... :)

hedgewitch said...

I like the simplicity of this a lot Susie. It needs no elaboration or framing, it speaks eloquently for itself, much like the sunflower you bring to life in the poem.

Kay L. Davies said...

That photo is irresistible, isn't it? Beautiful poem of the cycle of life and sunshine.
K

Mary said...

Sunshine on one's tongue is such a beautiful thought!

Hannah said...

Oh, this is lovely!! Love the tasting of sunshine! So true, Susie!!

Mary Mansfield said...

Just have to agree, love that last line!

Herotomost said...

Is sunshine hot, hot or spicy hot? Either way, I am digging the feeling of this on a Monday Morning. Delightful and warrm.

Lolamouse said...

Oh I like this! Very cool last line!