( / Derby, England)

Buttercup

This morning there is a blankness in my mind,
which is quite unusual for me to find.
The creative process has all but dried up,
but then I thought about a buttercup.

A buttercup comes to mind with a golden glow,
as though kissed by sunlight for a special show.
As children, we placed a buttercup under our chin,
and were amazed by its reflection onto our skin.

It was said that if a bright yellow glow was seen,
you preferred butter on your bread to margarine.
A child's way of passing a warm summer's day,
as you sat on the grass letting time slip away

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Comments (12)

beautiful poem; I enjoyed - A buttercup comes to mind with a golden glow, as though kissed by sunlight for a special show. As children, we placed a buttercup under our chin, and were amazed by its reflection onto our skin.
Congrats for the POTD, a use of buttercup to depict the lifestyle is very unique.
It is a nice reminder that a simple object can become the gateway to much more reflective thought. A sight or a scent so deeply linked to memories long ago. Congratulations on being poet of the day! :)
As children, we placed a buttercup under our chin, and were amazed by its reflection onto our skin You bring us back the most beautiful moments of life, the childhood. Thanks for the sharing of this nice poem.10 for it. Congrats.
Quite a lovely poem reflecting upon the days and mischief of the days gone by- the days of childhood. This is an awesome portrayal in a flashback style. Thanks. Congrats for being on the homepage today.
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