SUNFLOWERS (An Acrostic)

Sunshine in her eyes

Unlock the beauty within

Never self-seeking or proud is this

Flower of a thousand dreams –

Love blooming to perfection

Offers all of herself

Wanting nothing in return

Except for Love

Radiating through

Shadows in her soul.

Frank invites folks to write an Acrostic poem for DVERSE PUB’s Meeting the Bar challenge.  I have been enthralled by sunflowers lately so I am posting a sunflower-inspired piece again.

Meanwhile, this week’s WPC wants us to show some structure. Again, sunflowers fascinate me so here are photos of a sunflower, the only one blooming in our garden (you can imagine how much photographed it is!).   The big outer petals are called Ray florets, the center, disk florets. In the first two photos, the disk flowers are not yet in bloom and the buds show a neat pattern.  In the photo above, the florets have opened and now show the starlike stamen and the seeds.


31 thoughts on “SUNFLOWERS (An Acrostic)

  1. It is so true so many flowers bloom and share their beauty for nothing in return. Lovely poem and amazing captures as usual, Imelda. These are beautiful macros, and very crisp. The sunflowers look so yellow – it’s something to be admired and very lucky you get these kinds of flowers in your neighbourhood. Happy autumn 🙂

    1. Hi, Mabel. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂 It is springing in your part of the world already. I’ll drop by your page sometime soon, I saw your new post in my notification. Let me see what you think are the best dimsum. 🙂

      1. You are right. It is Springing here in Australia but we are still having very cold winter weather. Hopefully warmer weather and more sunshine soon, and that you also still have lovely weather 🙂

  2. Flowers attract both bees and photographers. I like how the sunflower spirals out from the center, “radiating” as you describe it. I also like your description of the sunflower wanting only love and giving so much in return and this line: “Flower of a thousand dreams”

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Lynn. Indeed, the sunflower is currently the star of the garden and the delight of a six year old boy who begged to plant sunflower seeds last spring. 🙂

  3. The treasured sunflower. Do you ever let the blooms dry and then put the bloom out for the birds? I do. I love this poem….Offers all of herself Wanting nothing in return…what a truly lovely sentiment. Thanks for the info about the ray blooms!

  4. I really love this acrostic – it captures the spirit of the sunflower beautifully! My post today is about sunflowers in case you have time to look? Sunny greetings, Sam 🙂

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