Poem -

Sunflower

Sunflower

Eyes beseech grace,
Alight upon mine face
Apollonian chariot fire
Thou glow a sole desire

Be still florid heart
Slain by errant impart
Arise east to west
May ardor be blest.

Sultry lips belayed
Bequeath a humble maid
Swell lightly abreast
Abloom betwixt chest

Cherish mine shy guiles
Virtue craves thou wiles
Within diurnal hour
Yield thou sunflower
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A Lonely Journey

Beautiful Leeza!Β 
It has a wonderful, sensual feel to it, and your language is gorgeous as always.Β 

Great job!Β 

Matthew.Β 
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A Lonely Journey

Hey Babbles, you can make like a brook anytime with me(I love to chat, but not a lot like to chat with me), so babble away!Β 
Sounds like a nice story...but now I want salted sunflower seeds!...or a Bit O Honey! LOL.Β 

You cheered me up today, Lisa. Thanks.Β 

Matthew.Β 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hey Lisa...this reads so sensual and romantic with wording, that it brings such personification to the beautiful sunflower.Β  Then I recalled the mythological story of Apollo, and it all made sense!Β  Beautifully described.Β  xo ;)

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Simon Bromley

Aww thank you I'll be back shortly had a lot of changes taking place and enjoying my new freedom.Β  I'll post and read very soon.

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Eric Wells

CaptivatingΒ 
I didn't want it to end!

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Ananda Belford

Beautiful, beyond explanation...
Alas,
and I think we share a passion for words from a long forgotten past. If born more than a hundred and fifty years ago we could gleefully revel in the works of the greatest poets and seers and perhaps take place rightfully amongst them.

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Ananda Belford

I am enamored with William Blake,
but there are others whose words are inscribed in my heart.

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