sunflower children


golden chorus of

summer school girls

in vibrant green dresses,

flowing blond tresses, giggle;

bowing in unison to their

ancient director in due

respect; warm with

anticipation of an

“ode to joy” opus.




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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nicopoet
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 11:14:21

    Beautiful work–I love the thought of giggling sunflowers!


  2. Victoria C. Slotto
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 20:25:32

    When I think of happy things, sunflowers come to mind. And yes, they are a perfect expression of joy and praise. Lovely.


  3. Constance Ann Morrison
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 13:41:18

    Of course, I love this image of the sunflower school girls, bowing to their director, waiting to sing these words:

    Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
    God of glory, Lord of love;
    hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee,
    hail Thee as the sun above.


  4. claudia
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 05:04:42

    so cool… have never looked at them like summer school girls…but what a great way to describe them…. ha…will remember this when passing by a sunflower field next time..


  5. Chèvrefeuille
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 04:41:50

    Hi Lynn I like this poem … and have -re-done it into a haiku/senryu:

    ode to joy
    sunflowers golden and green
    bow in praise

    they bow in praise
    to their ancient Creator
    ode to joy

    What do you think of this cascading haiku?


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