Neville

Himawari - Sunflower


Notice of absence from Neville


I am taking some time out to try and help out a little bit in the Ukraine .. not sure how long I will be away, but will be back .. just you mark my words .. stay safe folks N :)

Himawari - Sunflower

 

Even with his head

turned slightly

to one side and held low

He shone

and brightly so ..

Erect, proud and golden

Taller

than his counterparts

Spilling petals

on the ground

The poppies and the

cornflowers

all bowed and strewn

abundant ..

Not to mention those

violets

sown ever so lightly

into the

violent hedgerow

Somewhere down below ..

 

Comments11

  • Fay Slimm.

    Your fine words raise a metaphor in my fanciful mind Nev. To belong to that sunflower class eyes need to shine with confident beauty and heads grow taller with maybe looking where best to show care for those growing in violent surroundings - thanking you kindly cos even tiny short me feels a bit taller after thinking on your lines rich in simile...........x

    • Neville



      Cor, wot a lovely set o words you just strung together for my little scribble ... Thank you Fay, I am similing from ear to almost there ... 🙂

    • L. B. Mek

      'Even with his head
      turned slightly
      to one side and held low
      He shone
      and brightly so ..
      Erect, proud and golden
      Taller
      than his counterparts'..
      'Straining
      although, bereft of belief
      to glimpse, however brief
      that promised: Rose
      of scarlet threaded fate'..
      赤い糸 運命の赤い糸

    • Accidental Poet

      A beautiful poem N. ; )

      • Neville


        Thank you my friend ... 🙂

      • orchidee

        A fine write Nev.
        Metaphorical of a lass I should meet?! And can ya beat a bit of meta-wotsit?! lol.

        • Neville



          Maybe one day ... and no, you can't beat a bit that, can ya ... cheers Mr. O 🙂

          • orchidee

            You waxing meta-wotsit-ly?!

          • dusk arising

            Though no longer at the peak of his glorious self, he stood out from the well dressed crowd with a dignity unsurpassable.

            • Neville



              You got it in one sir ... many thanks n all that jazz ... stay safe, well and true 🙂

            • Saxon Crow

              As usual loving your work Nev. Brilliant

              • Neville



                .... Thank a bunch mate .. much appreciated .. 🙂

              • Jerry Reynolds

                Good write, Neville.
                Standing tall is a good start for sure.

                • Neville



                  ... Thank you sir .. I'll take your word for that and kindly .. I'm just a nipper 🙂

                • Dove

                  Beautiful and a delight to read! Oh to see it bloom amongst the lovely flowers, metaphorically I imagine a handsome gents as yourself surrounded by beautiful women admiring from afar,

                  • Neville



                    ... Oh' my word, if only ... tis a luverly thought tho' n truly ... Bless you my friend 🙂

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Very good words Neville, may that light shine on us all forever.

                    Andy

                    • Neville


                      cheers Andy .. 🙂

                    • Neville



                      another much appreciated visit, thank you L.B ...

                      right said Fred .. red thread doomed red thread .. 🙂

                    • Laura🌻

                      Neville,

                      ‘Himawari’ as in Girasole…
                      Beautiful words for a beautiful flower.🌻
                      I feel like I’ve been in that field of beauty that you so elegantly have penned with an abundance of metaphors.

                      Thank you for sharing your pen.

                      Laura🌻

                      • Neville



                        Yes, absolutely ... and I am so very honoured that you should smile down upon my little scribble so favourably ............... 🌻

                        • Laura🌻

                          How could I not smile upon your ‘little scribble so favorably’…after all, it is my favorite flower that you’ve ‘scribbled’ about.🌻



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