sunflower sunsetPhoto – L. Burton

Follow the sun’s path, golden rays  
light up the days  
stretch to the sky    
stand tall and fly.

Powder blue canvas ready vase   
caress your face
kiss the morning
fields adoring. 
When the darkness covers your head
and blue bleeds red 
stars all around     
fall to the ground.


dVerse – Frank is hosting and challenges the pub to write a Minute Poem.


30 comments on “Sunflower

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Joy in the first stanza leads to darkness in the last. I especially liked “blue bleeds red”. Nice minute poem, Lynn!

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  2. Nice progression through the day. Frank is right – that ‘blue bleeds red’ is so evocative.

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  3. A lovely, lovely read Lynn !

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  4. Charley says:

    A perfect reflection on a sunflower day. I agree with the comments above; blue bleeds red sets up the “death scene” of the sunflower. And it’s a beautiful line!

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  5. Beautiful sunflower minute. Ah, but after the bloom, the seeds! Sunflowers are the gift that keeps on giving.


  6. kim881 says:

    Beautiful minute poem. I particularly love the lines:
    ‘When the darkness covers your head
    and blue bleeds red
    stars all around
    fall to the ground’.

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  7. ‘When the darkness covers your head
    and blue bleeds red’
    I love those lines 🙂

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  8. Grace says:

    I too love sunflowers ~ Enjoyed your minute poem response ~

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  9. qbit says:

    Nice! That is such a tough form.

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  10. jillys2016 says:

    Well done! The powder blue cavas ready vase is a nice touch 🙂 I haven’t written a Minute poem in about two years; might be time to revisit it. You certainly nailed it, Lynn!

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  11. Lovely poem about a lovely flower. It is sad that flowers don’t last forever, but I suppose then we wouldn’t appreciate them like we do.

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  12. I like how this reads really quickly, almost in fast-forward, like we’re seeing an entire day’s progression of the sunflower in one minute.

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  13. Sunflowers delight me, as do colors–and because of the latter, I always can count on being delighted!

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  14. Waltermarks says:

    Of course red bleeds blue as the sun rises at dawn. The form worked well for you


  15. Follow the sun’s path, golden rays
    light up the days

    One will do well to be guided by the light of day. It cannot be anything else but to bask in the sun’s rays!


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