ART AND POETRY BY CAROLINE STREET
SHINE SUNFLOWER, SHINE©
You blossom bright,
As you draw in the warmth
Of your namesakes light.
Your whorl of golden petals,
And ineffable beauty charms.
Your time has come,
Your debut has begun -
Shine sunflower, shine!
You boast hundreds of toothy fruits;
You’ll share with the birds and bees -
Each little seed that falls upon the ground
Will ensure you’ll multiply thousands
Like you, with relative ease.
Your beauty will prompt a sunny smile;
A wow, an ahhh, a sigh -
A place on a counter
To admire for a while,
Until your splendour withers and dies.
Whilst there is yet still time,
Shine Sunflower, shine.