Monday 20 August 2012

A Sunflower Grows

Day by day
the seed grows
taller and taller
climbing toward the sun
ants and beetles
nibble, shred the leaves
but it grows, it still grows
bright green, vibrant green
needing the sky, the sun
four feet and more still
a single head, ready to unfurl
to burst forth, in glory
triumphant in blooming
vivid yellow
like the sun
Raymond A. Foss
Photo of sunflower field, Fargo, North Dakota courtesy

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