Mighty Sunflower

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #127
Planting Seeds  (posted by Merrill)

Hoping against hope,
I plant seeds of
my favorite flower,
sunflower.  Seems
that a mighty
giant could grow
from a tiny seed.
I watch in awe,
as seed turns
to stem,  leaves
unfurl.  Yellow 
bonnet appears.  At
season’s end,  there
are sunflower seeds.


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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27 Responses to Mighty Sunflower

  1. marialberg says:

    I enjoyed this description of the awe of witnessing the life cycle.


  2. Lucy says:



  3. Rachael says:

    Lovely poem, it makes me want to plant my own sunflower! 🌻


  4. kim881 says:

    A sunny circular quadrille, Sara!


  5. K.Hartless says:

    Like the image of a bonnet.


  6. merrildsmith says:

    I think planting seeds is always a act of hope. I love sunflowers, and I like the way you circled back from seed to flower to seed.


  7. robtkistner says:

    Wonderful Quadrille, well written Sara!


  8. Beverly Crawford says:

    The life cycle of a sunflower,beautifully presented!!


  9. Helen Dehner says:

    YOU ~~~ are a sunflower.


  10. There definitely is a lot packed into a sunflower seed.!


  11. Amazing what might grow from a seed.


  12. sanaarizvi says:

    Ooh I love the circularity of this quadrille, Sara 😀 stellar writing here 💝💝


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