(3rd August 1950 / Mumbai)

Flower 9 - The Dancing Sun Flower

Sun Flower - God's luminous sight,
Sparkling with the yellow petals bright,
Standing bold, poised, without a fright,
Seeking divine grace with the golden light!

Behold the beauty of the Sun flowers!
Bees thronging like desperate lovers,
Birds pecking like honeyed bowers,
Bravado! Blustering brown seed covers!

I dance with the sun flowers in the dawn
I dance with the windy, waving crown,
I dance with the seedy, oily, brown,
I dance with the leafy, tall stem gown!

How joyful I am with the sun kissed flowers,
How blessed I am to waltz with the yellow cheers!

Sonnet

by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Comments (7)

Gracing your poems with beautiful rhyme scheme comes naturally to you. It's an unusual talent that leaves me mesmerized whenever I visit you page. Lovely depiction of the beauty of Sun Flower elegantly penned. Thanks for sharing Geeta.
You have a way with flowers which is rather rare The beauty of sunflowers, now all are aware And you have pleased us all with your poetic flair Thank you dear Geeta for being so kind to share
How joyful I am with the sun kissed flowers, How blessed I am to waltz with the yellow cheers! The flower who needs more love from the sun has been nicely described.
Sun Flower- the meaning of its Chinese name - flower that always follows the sun...nice piece! (Squirrels had taken all sunflowers in my garden this year so I'll give up growing them ;)
Walt Whitman would be overjoyed to read this- he too found joy and brotherhood with nature and their gifts to our lives. I too enjoyed this poem and the portrait of the sun flower and the spirit of a gentle loving enthusiastic soul
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