Worshipping Flower

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub-Meeting The Bar: 
Personification and Imagery  (posted by Grace)

 A figure of speech in which the poet describes an abstraction, a thing, or a nonhuman form as if it were a person. When inanimate objects, are given human qualities, this results in a poem full of imagery and description. Example: “The wind moaned, beckoning me to come outside.” In this example, the wind—a nonhuman element—is being described as if it is human (it “moans” and “beckons”)."

 Imagery, in a literary or poetic sense, is the author’s use of description and vivid language, deepening the reader’s understanding of the work, by appealing to the senses.  All imagery is aided through the use of other poetic devices, such as simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, etc.
 There are different types of imagery. These include:
 Visual imagery which refers to sights and allows the reader to visualise the subject, objects or events in the poem.
 Auditory imagery refers to sounds and reminds the reader of common or specific sounds as a point of reference to deepen understanding.
 Kinaesthetic imagery is related to movement and reminds the reader of body movement or positions that are familiar or imagined – such as the feeling of flying.
 Smells and tastes can be referred to as Olfactory or Gustatory imagery respectively.
 Tactile imagery refers to texture and feeling."

The sunflower winked-
blinked at me with velvet eye.
Breeze blew over large
leaves, prompting the flower
to dance, and bow.  Bonnet
was in disarray.  Some 
petals faced up while 
others flopped over like dog
ears.  As sun strengthened
and wind stilled, the velvet
eye gazed up in worship.



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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26 Responses to Worshipping Flower

  1. rothpoetry says:

    Your poem felt like a flower and leaf ballet. I loved the flowers eyes looking up at you… Very Nice!!


  2. Ingrid says:

    I love sunflowers – you’ve captured the essence of their beauty here so well!


  3. kaykuala h says:

    Can feel the movement. Love the capture of the sunflower following the sun’s movements.Sara



  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    You captured the essence of a sunflower! Well done. I loved the errant petals flopping “like a dog”, a nod to perfect imperfection!


  5. sanaarizvi says:

    This is fantastic! 💝💝


  6. Helen Dehner says:

    Sunflowers are magic, as is your poem.


  7. -Eugenia says:

    Beautifully penned.


  8. pvcann says:

    I can imagine the sunflower winking as you describe it, you bring the sunflower to person.


  9. Xan says:

    Love the way you can read
    Breeze blew over large

    Breeze blew over | large leaves
    Breeze blew overlarge leaves

    Line breaks are everything


  10. Sunflowers are magnificent


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