Sunflower etc.

First, sprout
unfurl earth-sharp
then sunward surpassing
belief: any whispered seed might
flower

 

NaPoWriMo Day 8 prompted us to write a flower poem; Jane’s weekly challenge is to write a cinquain.

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17 thoughts on “Sunflower etc.

    1. Thanks, Jane. I love cinquains, but it is a challenge to feel like you’re packing in meaning without being too elliptical.

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  1. it does seem like the title to your poetry book tells much about how your voice would sound: an acknowledgement of what came before, even in ruins, is still grand. and your morsels of pens never disappoint ~

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  2. There is something about seeds, whether literal seeds or the unseen yet approaching spring, that seems so full of promise and brightness and hope. I like your split line of “sunward surpassing / belief” – you always manage to manipulate words to mean so much more than they would at anyone else’s hand.

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