Helianthus was but a shy seedling when they met
folded up and shut in
But Aubade was tender, patient and caressing
encouraging her to open up
And take in loving energy
He kissed her full on
and showed her loving ways
Her smitten heart fluttered
and soon she followed him
day in….day out
Emboldened to seek him in ways never sought before
for love’s intensity
Not a moment went by when she didn’t seek his light.
Never had she felt so much like a woman.
The truth of the moment
explored and expressed
She whispered to him,
“I could stay forever in your arms
keep the world away and
your love in.”
They frolicked and danced
all their early days of summer
soaking their love in
In the Autumn of their lives,
Helianthus felt the distance of her lover
she saw him less and less as he sought
the promise of western skies
and new loves.
Then, only one was left in love.
When Aubade left,
her face continued ever seeking
until she could reach his light no more
her knees crumbled
and she fell face down to the ground
h e a r t b r o k e n.
Her tombstone read
“She had given all.”
And the earth wept
for her goodness was gone.
A love story of my fabulous sunflowers withering away because their sun has left them.
September 23, 2015 at 6:34 am
I love it by itself, and paired with the photos, especially the sad last one.
September 23, 2015 at 9:52 am
Thanks for the feedback. I debated putting in the photos….but it was what inspired it…such a sad state. It’s always nice to hear from you Russ!
September 23, 2015 at 8:07 am
The way you wrote,this was simply beautiful. The stages of your sunflower’s growth were really nice photographs. 🙂
September 23, 2015 at 9:54 am
Thank you Robin!
They were my summer’s delight. Quite fun learning about them. Nice to see you!
September 25, 2015 at 5:15 am