David Wood

Gold Star - 12,176 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Ode To A Sunflower - Poem by David Wood

Nothing can compare to walking
Through a meadow of smiling sunflowers
Their warm beauty falls upon my face
As I wander silently alone among such a
Rich company of friends

Their radiant colours of shining yellow
And brown have passed down through
Endless eons of past summers
Their thirst quenched by the early dew
Now graced by the warm morning sun
As they try and touch the sky

What can compare to your iridescence
Summer cannot compete with your allure
Even rainbows in the sky lose their lustre
Or bouquets of butterflies floating in the summer sun
The whole realm of nature bows down in homage
To your beauty but alas your life on Earth
Is far too short all too soon you are gone

Topic(s) of this poem: flowers, love, nature

Form: Ode


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The loves in our lives can compare to the sunflower particularly in the last stanza.

Comments about Ode To A Sunflower by David Wood

  • Rajnish Manga (9/5/2015 9:24:00 AM)


    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this poem which brings to fore the great charm and ethereal beauty of golden yellow sunflowers. Amazing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 13, 2015


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