Laiakini Waqanisau

Rookie (Suva, Fiji)

Sunflower - Poem by Laiakini Waqanisau

Oh Sunflower so bright and yellow
Today you look lovely
Better each day
In the day you spread your petals
In the night you fold your petals like wings
In the spring you are most bright
As the weather gets warm
The brightness starts to fade
Petals fall
Leaves wither
Seeds deposited
For the next spring bloom
Thank you God for this miracle
© Laiakini Waqanisau


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I wrote this poem whilst taking a job in the deserts of northern Sinai during the spring of 2014. During this time in certain places, sunflowers bloom in the hundred and thousands. I dedicate this poem to the wife Kiti.


Thank you.

With warm regards,
Laiakini Waqanisau

Comments about Sunflower by Laiakini Waqanisau

  • Rookie Patricia Northall (3/7/2014 4:53:00 AM)

    I have always felt the sunflower was a blessing from God.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, they were so true.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 5, 2014


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