Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Written for:  November 2021 PAD - Day 21

"Write an ekphrastic poem.  That is, write a poem based on a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other piece of visual art. "


Just like showering snowflakes
differ, so it is with sunflowers.
From deep chocolate
to brilliant gold, they
superimpose each other's
beauty.  Never still.  Buds
burst open, velvet eyes
expand, and petals push
in every direction.  Commonality
is that all sunflowers lift
their faces toward the sun.

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2021-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-21 

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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