Portraits Poetry Series #34: So Much to Learn, from the Wisdom of Flowers


In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image.  With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had seen the image itself.


Portraits Series


There’s something about
The wisdom of flowers
They know
From whence they came
And though they may suffer
Days of rain,
They grow through it
Heads tilted away from the sun
They seek solace in
The silent whispers of the shade
And other days,
They seek the sun
Reach out
Arms open wide
They accept its warmth
Grateful for another day
To show their beauty
They sulk not, in knowing
Some day, their time will come
Some day –
Their only remains
Will be soil and ash.
Instead, they fold their leaves
Curl their edges
And wilt slowly
in the sun’s embrace
They accept their sentence
Thankful, for their moment to shine
Grateful, for the legacy they leave behind.


© Sumyanna 2016


2 Comments Add yours

  1. EnglishLitGeek says:


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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much!

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