The Sunflower Knows


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The sunflower smiles, the sunflower knows.
Unashamed she sheds her clothes.
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The sunflower smooth's the restless sky
and lovingly she warms the ground, on which you lie.
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The sunflower knows, the sunflower’s wise.
She sees the doubts within your eyes
and so she takes her sunflower time.
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Tells the moon to wait and the sun to linger.
Twists the world round her sunflower finger.
Lets you see the wonder of it all.
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If you’ve learned your lesson well
there’s little more for her to tell.
One last caress, its time to dress, for fall.
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My Sunflower bouquet sits happily on a wooden pedestal in my entryway. Displayed in a coffee press ~ Some flowers still fresh and ringed with halos of red and yellow flame-like petals ~ Others going to seed and beautifully beginning to droop. All searching to face the life-giving rays of the sun under a portrait of my Great-Grandfather Collier.
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From young seedlings to stately stalks, Sunflowers continue to give. After all the petals & seeds have dropped, their beautiful, dark & handsome heads take a final bow.
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It’s easy to see why people love them so much!
 Hope you caught my play with the lyrics of the classic tune ~ The Summer Knows. I hope you could hear Barbara Streisand singing as you read ~ I also hope you're looking forward to a really wonderful weekend.
XO Lisa
Click my readers to read more about my favorite Sunflowers grown during the lazy days of summer.


5 comments:

Karena Albert said...

This post is so lovely Lisa! It is especially poignant as you are discussing my Kansas State flower with its unique and unusual beauty!
Have a wondrous weekend!

xoxo
Karena
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Monica T. said...

Beautiful! I will be drying the remaining heads and then saving the seeds for the birds this winter!

Jeanne Henriques said...

Beautiful post Lisa...I love your sunflower bouquet! Perfect to these words, my favourite..."Tells the moon to wait and the sun to linger.
Twists the world round her sunflower finger.
Lets you see the wonder of it all. Best wishes for a lovely weekend. xx

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Your bouquet of happy faces is perfect Lisa. I suspect that Great Grandfather Collier has a smile on his face. Lovely words & I could hear Barbara's gorgeous voice. All the more perfect. I hope your weekend is just as special. 🌻

Karla Ann Sears said...

This is one of the most inspirational "writings/pictures" I have ever read. I have never hear
d the song (my next stop You Tube) but anxious to hear. I wish there was a way to put this on my Pinterest