Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sharing Sunflowers!

"In My Sunflower Garden"


For weeks now
I’ve been driving by a house
on Totowa Road
that holds no distinction
except for a vibrant flower garden
in front and around the side

What catches my glance
and causes me to smile
are perhaps thirty or forty
gigantic golden sunflowers
shouting for attention

Today I printed
eight sunflower poems
folded them neatly
and placed them in an envelope
decorated with a scribbled sketch
of a solitary sunflower
and a note saying
I love them, too!
and left the envelope
by the front door
of the house I often pass

Sometimes I leave bereavement poems
on a table at a neighborhood mausoleum
or give copies of my chapbook
The Widow’s Song
to newly widowed friends
Sometimes I mail poems
about butterflies
to people who love them
and regularly post poems on my blog
about God’s love and His mercy
with the hope
of reaching those
who need encouragement

When the one who gifted me
with a garden full of sunbursts
opens the door today
I hope my simple poems
generate a smile

Maude Carolan Pych

To receive a free printable copy of my chapbook of 14 sunflower poems, "In My Sunflower Garden," send me a comment below, including your email address, and I will gladly forward a downloadable copy to you.

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